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rev8ball
05-26-10, 4:14 am
Well, maybe a little more than that....lol

I want to be able to help my fellow ANIMALS with any type of Sin City planning for the Olympia, so I'm starting this thread to kinda put all of this info in one place. I have lived here my entire life, and I love playing tour-guide to the Entertainment Capital of the World. If you have questions about hotels, food, traveling around town, attractions, etc., post it here.

rev8ball
05-26-10, 4:28 am
The Sahara hotel/casino is less than a mile away from the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is where the O is at, but there is a monorail that connects the hotel directly to it. I just checked room prices, and they've dropped to about $52/night. Monorail passes are $10/day for unlimited rides. Free shuttle service is offered from the Convention Center to the Orleans Hotel/Casino, which is where the competitions are.

rev8ball
05-26-10, 4:32 am
Okay, I posted something like this last year, and it worked out pretty well. Let me know...

Las Vegas: THE world capital of buffets!
There are some amazing feasts out here, from $5 feeding frenzies to $70 extravaganzas, and all of them are all-you-can-shove-down-your-throat. On a side note, a few of the Strip hotels offering this fucking great deal at their buffet: Pay around $40 one time, and eat at their buffet anytime all day long! No shit - Morning, noon, night, and any time inbetween. Sick.......


Okay, here are some great stand-bys that are with in a few miles of the strip:

1. Metro Pizza on Tropicana & Maryland Pkwy. (Ask Big Al about this place....lol). Good variety of regional pizzas and other traditional dishes. $$
2. In 'n' Out Burger on Tropicana and Dean Martin Drive. All fresh made burgers, hand cut fries, and handmade milkshakes. (Do you remember this one, Ghost?) $
3. Tommy Rocker's Bar & Grill on Dean Martin Drive and Hotel Rio Drive. Good food, and a great variety of adult beverages. Very clean, relaxed, and comfortable atmosphere. $$
4. For pancakes, that Blueberry Hill next to the Gold's where the ABC will be is probably your best bet. A little further away, but they even have a "weightlifters' menu" with some great stuff on it. $

C.Coronato
05-26-10, 10:58 am
Great post Rev. Thank you. This should help everyone out alot.

Beowulf
05-26-10, 11:00 am
Great thread, thanks. I was thinking of going back to the Olympia this year. Any comments on the Wynn?

rev8ball
05-27-10, 12:56 pm
Great thread, thanks. I was thinking of going back to the Olympia this year. Any comments on the Wynn?

The Wynn is a beautiful hotel, very high end and very nice. Base rooms average about $200-$400 per night.

FITGYM
05-27-10, 1:02 pm
keep us posted rev8ball. This thread is very helpful. Even Animals need a good deal

Universal Rep
07-23-10, 12:42 pm
Eats?

rev8ball
07-23-10, 12:48 pm
Eats?

Post #3 has a start. Is there something in particular you're looking for, UR?

Universal Rep
07-23-10, 12:51 pm
Post #3 has a start. Is there something in particular you're looking for, UR?

Sure many would want a good steakhouse rec, R...

rev8ball
07-23-10, 12:51 pm
The Sahara hotel/casino is less than a mile away from the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is where the O is at, but there is a monorail that connects the hotel directly to it. I just checked room prices, and they've dropped to about $52/night. Monorail passes are $10/day for unlimited rides. Free shuttle service is offered from the Convention Center to the Orleans Hotel/Casino, which is where the competitions are.


*UPDATE*
I just checked their prices, and they are still around $52/day. However, now they're throwing in free fun shit like roller coaster rides and stuff at their NASCAR center.

rev8ball
07-23-10, 12:59 pm
Sure many would want a good steakhouse rec, R...


True.

There are ALOT of great steakhouses out here, from the basic to you-need-to-sell-your-house-to-pay-for-the-bill locations.

In my opinion, the best bang for your Animal buck is Texas de Brazil. They offer a TON of different kinds of meat, served churrascaria style, and have a huge appetizer salad bar. You can seriously and easily eat for 2 hours without batting an eye. Costs about $50/person. Located on Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip), less than five miles from the major hotels.

Universal Rep
07-23-10, 1:01 pm
True.

There are ALOT of great steakhouses out here, from the basic to you-need-to-sell-your-house-to-pay-for-the-bill locations.

In my opinion, the best bang for your Animal buck is Texas de Brazil. They offer a TON of different kinds of meat, served churrascaria style, and have a huge appetizer salad bar. You can seriously and easily eat for 2 hours without batting an eye. Costs about $50/person. Located on Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip), less than five miles from the major hotels.

What's the best steakhouse, period?

rev8ball
07-23-10, 1:18 pm
What's the best steakhouse, period?


Ooooh, that's a tough one, especially depending on what I'm in the mood for. Here are a few of my favs (no particularl order):

Craftsteak
Top of the World
Texas de Brazil
Black Mountain Grill
Triple George

Universal Rep
07-23-10, 1:20 pm
Ooooh, that's a tough one, especially depending on what I'm in the mood for. Here are a few of my favs (no particularl order):

Craftsteak
Top of the World
Texas de Brazil
Black Mountain Grill
Triple George

Craft, eh? Colicchio's got some chops. Er, steaks, haha.

rev8ball
07-23-10, 1:40 pm
Craft, eh? Colicchio's got some chops. Er, steaks, haha.


LOL.

I'm normally not a big fan of restaurants owned by the "famous" or "popular." I have found that most are pretentious, overpriced, have moderate taste and shitty service. If it's the "new, hip place" to go, you will not find me there. That is why I have found that most of the best places to eat, especially on the higher end, are operated by the hotels. They already are excellent in customer service, and it carries over to their restaurants. I hate going to places where I feel that I should be thanking them for allowing me to eat there.

Okay, I will get off my soap box now....

Universal Rep
07-23-10, 5:45 pm
LOL.

I'm normally not a big fan of restaurants owned by the "famous" or "popular." I have found that most are pretentious, overpriced, have moderate taste and shitty service. If it's the "new, hip place" to go, you will not find me there. That is why I have found that most of the best places to eat, especially on the higher end, are operated by the hotels. They already are excellent in customer service, and it carries over to their restaurants. I hate going to places where I feel that I should be thanking them for allowing me to eat there.

Okay, I will get off my soap box now....

Truth is, I ain't either. But he's got a show.

Mr. Dead
07-23-10, 5:57 pm
Where's the nearest Taco Bell, to the venue...???

HIGA MONSTER
07-23-10, 6:10 pm
The Wynn is a beautiful hotel, very high end and very nice. Base rooms average about $200-$400 per night.

If you like Japanese food, you gotta eat at Okada restaurant in the Wynn.

Mr Okada is Wynn's primary shareholder, and he built that restaurant in honor of Okada.
There is a lone table outside at the base of this huge waterfall. $5000 just to RESERVE that table!
Security has to escort you if you wanna see this table. Its crazy!

My brother used to be a Sous Chef at Okada, and it was the best meal I've ever had in my life.

HIGA

HIGA MONSTER
07-23-10, 6:12 pm
*UPDATE*
I just checked their prices, and they are still around $52/day. However, now they're throwing in free fun shit like roller coaster rides and stuff at their NASCAR center.

That sucks, cause I rode "SPEED" once at the Sahara and it was AWESOME!
When I went, it was $10 all day unlimited riding on "SPEED" roller coaster and the Nascar center.
This was a few years ago though...

HIGA

HIGA MONSTER
07-23-10, 6:13 pm
Where's the nearest Taco Bell, to the venue...???

Taco Bell?
IN AND OUT BURGER baby!

You gotta get the "Animal Fries" Dead. You won't go back to Taco Hell.

HIGA

rev8ball
07-24-10, 3:47 am
taco bell?
In and out burger baby!

You gotta get the "animal fries" dead. You won't go back to taco hell.

Higa

Bingo!

Mr. Dead
07-26-10, 2:49 pm
Taco Bell?
IN AND OUT BURGER baby!

You gotta get the "Animal Fries" Dead. You won't go back to Taco Hell.

HIGA

Would I get as full, as when we went to the Black Bear Diner...???

C.Coronato
07-26-10, 3:24 pm
Texas de Brazil


BOOM. That right there is where everyone should be!

HIGA MONSTER
07-26-10, 3:35 pm
Would I get as full, as when we went to the Black Bear Diner...???
Depends on how many Double-doubles you order! Gotta get that strawberry shake too!


BOOM. That right there is where everyone should be!
I'm down for that too, cause I have never been to a Brazilian style steakhouse! If thats what it is...

HIGA

Mr. Dead
07-26-10, 4:16 pm
Ooooh, that's a tough one, especially depending on what I'm in the mood for. Here are a few of my favs (no particularl order):

Craftsteak
Top of the World
Texas de Brazil
Black Mountain Grill
Triple George

Just saw the website for Texas de Brazil... I literally drooled when I saw the slideshow of their meat menu...

rev8ball
07-26-10, 4:25 pm
Texas de Brazil is a brazllian-style steak house, and it is OFF THE FUCKING HOOK! Seriously, $50 for a shit-load of MEAT!! And their appetizer bar is out of control, too. The worse part about it is that you don't even get any movement because they bring all of the meats to your table - forget about any in-between courses aerobics....

Who's up for a dinner there on one of the nights of the O?

rev8ball
07-26-10, 4:26 pm
Depends on how many Double-doubles you order! Gotta get that strawberry shake too!


HIGA

I used to do a double-double with 2 cheese burgers, fries, and a choc milk shake. But now, they now go as many patties as you want, so a 4x4 is 4 patties of beef and cheese. All ya gotta do is ask.....

C.Coronato
07-26-10, 4:27 pm
I had my first experience with Kuclo, Wrath, NG, and G Diesel down in Texas at a Brazilian BBQ spot. There is no words to how glorious it is.

rev8ball
07-26-10, 5:38 pm
I had my first experience with Kuclo, Wrath, NG, and G Diesel down in Texas at a Brazilian BBQ spot. There is no words to how glorious it is.

They are great places to go. We have several out here, and a few are stu-freakin-pendious. But this place is downright stupid fantastic!

B. Rowe
08-03-10, 8:44 pm
I'm down for that too, cause I have never been to a Brazilian style steakhouse! If thats what it is...

HIGA

Muscle heads playground....all the meat you can handle. LOVE Brazilian steakhouses

IronWilson
08-05-10, 1:00 pm
The buffet at The Rio is the best in my opinion. It has every nationality of food, fresh carved meats, breakfast and dinner foods, and a large selection of desserts, all 24/7. You can eat there as a part of the Buffet of Buffets deal, which costs $50 for a 24-hour pass. The only problem is that The Rio is not on the strip so you have to take a taxi to get there.

Also at The Rio is the Voodoo Lounge. It's a good place to take your girl for a night out. There is dancing like a nightclub, but it doesn't have that hectic scumbag nightclub feel. It's a very chill atmosphere. If you go outside, there is a great view of the entire city, as The Voodoo Lounge is on the 52nd floor (I think.) of The Rio Hotel.

And while you're at the Voodoo Lounge, if you feel like drinking, there is a drink called The Witchdoctor. It costs $35 and comes in this gigantic fishbowl. It is meant to be shared with around 4-6 people. It tastes awesome but there is a bunch of different alcohol in there. Don't try to drink it by yourself, I made that mistake. I rarely ever drink and I drank most of The Witchdoctor, and I was drunk without even knowing it.

Vegas is an awesome time. But don't even try to stay on a diet while you're there. It won't work. You need to enjoy the awesome food that they have there.

Vinny G
08-05-10, 8:54 pm
i had to share this...this is classic...LOL

ok dont worry i wont mention your name lol...

i just got a private message from someone asking where in vegas could he bring his girl to hook up with another GIRL ?

HaHa

B. Rowe
08-05-10, 9:02 pm
i had to share this...this is classic...LOL

ok dont worry i wont mention your name lol...

i just got a private message from someone asking where in vegas could he bring his girl to hook up with another GIRL ?

HaHa

SOOO your saying there MIGHT be a reason to bring your girl to Vegas????

rev8ball
08-06-10, 12:50 am
i had to share this...this is classic...LOL

ok dont worry i wont mention your name lol...

i just got a private message from someone asking where in vegas could he bring his girl to hook up with another GIRL ?

HaHa


You say that like it's a bad thing....lol....Only one other girl? Shit, you should've seen my last Halloween party....

Pick your poison, and I can probably tell you where you can find it.

rev8ball
09-17-10, 12:14 pm
Heads up to everyone coming out here for the O:

We are still going to be in the low 90s next weekend (over 100 this weekend), and humidity will still be low. Pack accordingly, and please make sure that you consume LOTS of water while you're here! Even if you're indoors, the air is still dry and will suck the water right out of you. When you are not used to this environment, the result of rapid dehydration will hit you like a truck with no warning. If you ever become thirsty, you are already 50% dehydrated.

So, DRINK UP!

leanbody
09-21-10, 1:55 am
great thread rev - thanks. I got the weekend "off" from the family (they are going backpacking with bro in law) so I'm heading to Vegas for the weekend. Great suggestions in the thread - what do you think about the 24 hr fitness near the Orleans for a workout? I'm staying there, but thinking of switching to the strip.

Hope to meet u at the Cage.

"Lean" Mike

Bard of Rage
09-21-10, 1:03 pm
Hopefully the Orleans will be a good place to stay, where is that Brazilian Steakhouse at?

Sandpig
09-22-10, 5:58 pm
Heads up to everyone coming out here for the O:

We are still going to be in the low 90s next weekend (over 100 this weekend), and humidity will still be low. Pack accordingly, and please make sure that you consume LOTS of water while you're here! Even if you're indoors, the air is still dry and will suck the water right out of you. When you are not used to this environment, the result of rapid dehydration will hit you like a truck with no warning. If you ever become thirsty, you are already 50% dehydrated.

So, DRINK UP!

Update. They are now calling for temps to be right around 100.

rev8ball
09-22-10, 8:36 pm
great thread rev - thanks. I got the weekend "off" from the family (they are going backpacking with bro in law) so I'm heading to Vegas for the weekend. Great suggestions in the thread - what do you think about the 24 hr fitness near the Orleans for a workout? I'm staying there, but thinking of switching to the strip.

Hope to meet u at the Cage.

"Lean" Mike

Great - looking forward to meeting you.
I don't know about that 24 hr fit; I've never been to it. Are you staying at the Orleans?


Hopefully the Orleans will be a good place to stay, where is that Brazilian Steakhouse at?

You'll do fine at The Orleans; it is a pretty decent place.
The steakhouse is in Town Center, at the very south part of the Strip.

leanbody
09-22-10, 9:46 pm
hey rev - Yup - I'm staying at the Orleans. I was thinking 24 was a good choice being so close, but i decided to rent a car (they are so cheap in LV!) so i might go to Golds instead - i go to golds in Oakland so i think it's free when u travel. plus that ABC thing on Sunday sounds like fun. i'm thinking there will be no shortage of motivation for me this weekend!

B. Rowe
09-29-10, 4:29 pm
Had a great Chinese food meal at Lillies in the Golden Nugget, kick ass general tso and pupu platter

Bard of Rage
09-29-10, 4:46 pm
The Orleans was nice though I would of liked to have a mini fridge or microwave. I will say one thing it's a bitch to eat a cheap meal in Vegas if you eat a lot like I tend to.

rev8ball
09-29-10, 5:49 pm
The Orleans was nice though I would of liked to have a mini fridge or microwave. I will say one thing it's a bitch to eat a cheap meal in Vegas if you eat a lot like I tend to.

Nah, you just need to know where to go. Next time you're out here, let me know, and I will tell you where you can grub big time...

B. Rowe
09-29-10, 6:18 pm
Nah, you just need to know where to go. Next time you're out here, let me know, and I will tell you where you can grub big time...

4.99 All you can eat bfast buffet at Sams Town... cheap and filling, not the best but who cares with all the variety and that price.

Bard of Rage
09-29-10, 6:33 pm
Nah, you just need to know where to go. Next time you're out here, let me know, and I will tell you where you can grub big time...

I'll keep that in mind, it's probably just the fact I ate at the Orleans resteraunts more often than not.