November 21, 2010
We landed around noon on Wednesday and headed straight to take a look at the house the Doc reserved for us for our 2011 WSOP trip.Â The house is great.Â The Doc out did himself.Â This will be our third house and is far and away the best. Â I videotaped the whole thing which was like a 5min vid.Â I figured everyone wouldn't want to watch it all so I trimmed it down to about a min so I could show the main floor and outside area.Â Please enjoy Wilt stumbling with the sliding glass back door.Â :)Â If anyone really wants to see the whole thing, let me know and I will post it.Â Â
After that it was time for our first of many epic meals.Â We went to Cheeburger Cheeburger to start.Â I delicious burger with guacamole, jalapenos, sauteed mushrooms, BBQ sauce, and red peppers was joined by excellent fries and onion rings and followed by a shake with caramel, cheesecake, peanut butter cup, and cookie dough.Â Â
We settled in at the newly 5 star rated Bally's Hotel.Â No big deal.Â After some lounging, we found our way to the poker room before dinner.Â That adventure can be found in the previous entry.Â We then had what may be one of the best meals of my life at:
This place is 1/2 Italian Market, 1/2 nice restaurant north of the strip off of 95 and Summerlin.Â I found this place towards the end of our last trip this summer.Â That meal will be remembered as the time that Doc and I split a ribeye because the 400lb man at the table next to us was finished with his and still had 16oz of meat left on his plate.Â It was pretty effeminate of us to do so, but we still had plenty of food.Â Needless to say, Aaron didn't want to share a plate with me so I was going to have to tackle an enormous, delicious steak on my own.Â After only a few minutes of sitting down, Aaron and I discover that they our out of ribeyes.Â Little did we know this would turn out to be awesome.Â They had 1 filet left and a bunch of pork chops.Â We ended up "sharing" the 2 plates.Â
You might be asking yourself what is so great about this place or it's food.Â Wiltontilt is the reincarnate of a very tough food critic.Â He wasn't at our first meal here, and Doc and I have been telling him for months how awesome it was.Â He remained skeptical.Â I wish I would have videotaped him taking his first bite of pork chop covered in "El Chico" topping.Â I know he just had a kid, but it was the happiest I'd ever seen him.Â The El Chico style/spices/topping/whatever they put on their meats there is out of this world.Â It's the perfect combination of spice and flavor.Â Not to mention that the meat is soooooo juicy and tender.Â You have to go there.Â And to top it all off, we had a bottle of wine and these two plates for $84.Â Might as well have been free.Â Well I guess it was since we hit and ran the 1/2 game.Â
Later that night we wandered around the video poker bars getting drunk when we discovered my Party Pit.Â Even though I spell my name J-A-R-E-D, we felt it was a must for a photo op.
I think the goofy look on my face is a strong combination of Aaron taking the picture before I was ready and the 4-8 drinks I'd prob consumed by now.Â You can be the judge of that.Â Â That night also included some drunken 1/2 poker where we got into it with a dealer who ultimately called the floor on us.Â But I can assure everyone that this clown named Brian at Bally's Poker Room at 3645 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV is just a power tripping idiot who should not be working in a customer service job.Â A text I sent to Aaron while we were playing said, "eat a $@%* Brain."Â Â
It was a pretty good Day 1. (std overdoing it in vegas imo)
On Thursday we had some mediocre sushi for lunch and spent most of the day napping as we looked forward to our football sports betting and crab legs at the green valley ranch.Â One of our favorite vegas meals is the buffet at Green Valley Ranch off of 215 East pass the airport.Â The buffet is lame, but the old woman who grills crab legs with all sorts of herbs, spices, and southern love is a must have.
Â Makes me hungry just looking at it.Â
We had Chicago +2 against Miami and Air Force -19.5 against UNLV.Â We went here to watch the games.
At the shit hole Bally's we were staying at, you get 1 drink ticket for $100 and 2 for $1000 bets.Â At Bellagio, if you're sitting in the sportsbook and know how to tip a cocktail waitress it's like a college kegger imo.Â As a note to all the sportsbooks that are stingy with drink tickets.Â WTF ARE YOU DOING?Â Bellagio doesn't even have drink tickets.Â The customer service blunders are never ending.Â Â
Chicago obv rolled Miami 16-0 and we got quite a sweat out of the Air Force Game.Â Up 35-20 with 1 min left on UNLV's 12 they took a knee :( :( :(Â Ah well, push is still ok.
A couple of lame ass married guys were in bed early on thursday.Â Friday included a trip to the M Casino for their Buffet for lunch.Â I'm convinced this is top 3 buffets in Vegas, esp for the price.Â We saw a pretty decent movie in "The Next 3 Days" and got a plane home shortly after.Â GG Vegas!