kewlj
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:10:56 PM permalink
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I can't wait to get back to the buffets!



Here is a little covid tidbit. Boyd changed the way the do free play in the last I don't know 4-5 months. It used to be free play was good at all properties. Now it is just at whatever is designated as your home property. Mine is Gold Coast.

So when I enter Gold Coast the temperature check stations at the entrances are manned by the ladies that used to cashier and serve me at the buffet. I always tell them, I can't wait to see them back at the buffet.
Vegasrider
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:11:11 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj



I can't wait to get back to the buffets!



Whether you pay or not or receive a discount, itís how locals learn how to avoid waiting in lines. Best way is to achieve a higher tier status through the casino players card as they have a dedicated line .

And if you move to Nevada, you have 30 days to register your vehicle. Itís the law and the fine is over a $1000 if you are caught. Out of state tags are plentiful in this state but in the event you get pulled over and the slightest hint that you are living here, you will receive the ticket and itís up to you to battle it out in front of the judge.
AxelWolf
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:18:26 PM permalink
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Youtube is a dream
come true.

Just imagine if we had YouTube as kids. I think we would be God's by now.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
TomG
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:20:47 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I don't know what EvenBob and RXwine are talking about with their description of the non-strip buffets. I think they have seen the buffet scene from Vegas vacation movie too many times.



Completely agree with everything you said.

Off strip breakfast is like $6 to $9. Even if someone doesn't eat a full day of calories and nutrition, that is still a good deal, for someone who only goes to the casino to eat. Pot of coffee, three egg omelet, fruit, whatever pastry or starch you want, parts of the salad bar are usually open, another three egg omelet. After tax and tip, it's not as cheap as eating at home, but definitely better than any other restaurant. Half-off coupons are easy for anyone to get. Play some games and either use points, and then it just becomes one of those things that can keep the Las Vegas cost of living down.
speedycrap
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:22:17 PM permalink
Totally agree with Kewlj, Food at Station is not fancy but better than Mcdonald's. Station is not a place you go for a date or drive 1 hour to enjoy. It is just daily kitchen without doing dishes. I used my point for half price and only US$2 tip. And dont forget to take a chocolate soft ice cream cone with you when leaving buffet. The soft ice cream was worth $7 within the casino but free (just ask politely, the hostess will let you have one to go). The fried chicken was the best from my experience. I mean better than KFC and Church.
kewlj
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:42:27 PM permalink
Quote: TomG

Completely agree with everything you said.

Off strip breakfast is like $6 to $9. Even if someone doesn't eat a full day of calories and nutrition, that is still a good deal, for someone who only goes to the casino to eat. Pot of coffee, three egg omelet, fruit, whatever pastry or starch you want, parts of the salad bar are usually open, another three egg omelet.



You know I actually eat healthier at the buffets. With breakfast I always have some fruit. With my lunch/dinner, usually early afternoon, I always have a salad and some vegetables. When I eat at home over the last year, no salad, few vegetable and only little but of fruit. Of course the desert station at the buffets is another matter.
rxwine
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January 31st, 2021 at 7:48:36 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I don't know what EvenBob and RXwine are talking about with their description of the non-strip buffets. I think they have seen the buffet scene from Vegas vacation movie too many times.



I'm only talking about the buffets, not all the Vegas restaurants. Unlimited food wasn't a bargain even free. For my waistline. OTOH, even using comps just seemed like a waste if I didn't eat enough.

So, I just started avoiding them or giving those specific comps away.

(I did see the movie. But I also lived in Vegas for 12 years.)
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
TomG
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January 31st, 2021 at 8:51:36 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I'm only talking about the buffets, not all the Vegas restaurants. Unlimited food wasn't a bargain even free. For my waistline.



Can always load up on salad. They're like $9 each at other restaurants, some around 300 kcal. Have like four of them and a diet coke and that's a good meal. Fruit for dessert.
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February 1st, 2021 at 1:18:53 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I don't know what EvenBob and RXwine are talking about with their description of the non-strip buffets. ),



It's crap food, usually over cooked
and prepared by kids in their 20's
who have little training. I went to
culinary school for a year, I am a
great cook and know crappy food
when I see it. There are millions
who think McD's and BK and
Chik Fillet is as good as it gets.
Sounds like buffets are all about
money to you, so you're missing
the point. It's all about food quality
to me.

This is what I made tonight. Sauteed
baby spinach and artichoke hearts
with butter, bacon, blue cheese,
muenster cheese, parmasan cheese,
red onions, and roasted sesame seeds
with a garlic olive oil dressing, served
warm. Fantastic.

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