gofaster87
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May 8th, 2011 at 4:59:10 PM permalink
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Croupier
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May 8th, 2011 at 9:25:24 PM permalink
Quote: gofaster87

I mentioned that I should be able to make it.



corrected :D
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Nareed
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May 16th, 2011 at 7:17:49 AM permalink
Croupier,

Since I won't be able to attend this year, have you thought of what you'll do about the IP buffet, er, I'm not sure whether to call it a test, tasting or a challenge?

I suppose you could go with just your wife, but it would be great, IMO, to take some other forum member with you. Prefferably someone who has never had the IP buffet either.

Speaking of buffets, one thing I wanted to try this year is to get 7 full meals over 24 hours with the Caesars' 24 hour deal. I mulled it over with Teddy last year but really dind't do it. Now, seven meals in 24 hours isn't easy, even if you duplicate Homer Simpson's discovery of a meal between breakfast and brunch ;) Harder still would be to have 7 full meals in one business day.

The easy thing to do, which I also thought about, is to hit all 7 buffets in one business day, without eating a full meal at each. I say easy because you could, for example, have breakfast at Rio at 9, then a snack at Caesars around 11, then lunch at Flamingo, then coffee and dessert at Harrah's, then an afternoon snack at IP say around 4, then dinner at PH, then coffee at Bally's. That wouldn't be too hard, though it would eat up a lot of your day. Still not a bad activity for a jaded Vegas visitor with time to kill ;)
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Croupier
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May 16th, 2011 at 7:43:36 AM permalink
I havnt even thought about the IP Buffet challenge, I just assumed it wouldnt go ahead. If anyone else wants to step in I would be more thanhappy to accomodate it.

The 7 buffet challenge could be interesting. 3 courses at 7 buffets in one day could be good.
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Nareed
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May 16th, 2011 at 7:47:47 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

I havnt even thought about the IP Buffet challenge, I just assumed it wouldnt go ahead. If anyone else wants to step in I would be more thanhappy to accomodate it.



Lots of luck with it. Remember to take a bottle of Pepto or a small jar of Tums, though.

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The 7 buffet challenge could be interesting. 3 courses at 7 buffets in one day could be good.



Yeah, the problem there is that even if you stick to "light" dishes, you're looking at a huge calorie count for the day. Worse yet if you want to add the Rio's seafood buffet, which I understand is now an option (God knows why). If you go for it, I'd recommend strictly walking between buffets; no cabs, buses or cars.
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May 16th, 2011 at 9:47:26 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

I havnt even thought about the IP Buffet challenge, I just assumed it wouldnt go ahead. If anyone else wants to step in I would be more thanhappy to accomodate it.

The 7 buffet challenge could be interesting. 3 courses at 7 buffets in one day could be good.



Don't go out of your way for the IP buffet. Time in Vegas is precious, buffet time, doubly so.

It'd be a laugh as a challenge, but otherwise save your energy and do something worthwhile. Like changing $20 into pennies and chucking them one by one into the Bellagio fountains.
"Then you can admire the real gambler, who has neither eaten, slept, thought nor lived, he has so smarted under the scourge of his martingale, so suffered on the rack of his desire for a coup at trente-et-quarante" - Honore de Balzac, 1829
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May 16th, 2011 at 9:56:42 AM permalink
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Don't go out of your way for the IP buffet. Time in Vegas is precious, buffet time, doubly so.

It'd be a laugh as a challenge, but otherwise save your energy and do something worthwhile. Like changing $20 into pennies and chucking them one by one into the Bellagio fountains.



The whole reason for it [IP Buffet Challenge] was to see if it lives up to its terrible reputation. Myself and Nareed were going to come up with a scoring system to see if it really was bad, average or above.

It was to settle a bet.

I think its detailed in another thread. Maybe Nareed can remember where.
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thecesspit
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May 16th, 2011 at 10:00:45 AM permalink
Yep, I recall it. I'd wait till you can eat it with Nareed to complete the challenge as that might be entertaining for you both. Or at least someone would win the bet.

Back when the IP was independently owned, the buffet wasn't too bad at all. Harrah's seem to be plumbing as low as standards as possible.
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Nareed
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May 16th, 2011 at 10:20:05 AM permalink
Quote: Croupier

It was to settle a bet.

I think its detailed in another thread. Maybe Nareed can remember where.



I recall a bet, but not what ti was for. And with so many WoVCon threads, I can't recal where it was.

No matter. If you want to defer it for next year, that would be fine with me. I understand wanting to put it off, I've eaten there ;)
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May 16th, 2011 at 10:26:37 AM permalink
Here's the thread with the wager, you know...just so you guys can't claim there wasn't one;-)

I hope to witness - but not experience - the resolution next year.
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