All rooms at Venetian/Palazzo are suites, this is the sitting area.
couple steps up to the sleeping area
Since the table games at the Venetian are high limits and crappy payouts and rules, we went over to T.I. for some cheap blackjack. I think we played $10, but I think $5 was available but full. I think we called it a night around 1 or 2am.
John had the chicken sandwich with fries.
We headed over to Ellis Island to meet my friend Deanna and her husband. We have been trading Vegas coupons for quite a few years now, it just so happened a couple days of our trips overlapped, and it was great fun to meet her and discuss our favorite places (Vegas and Puerto Vallarta), while enjoying the 3 rounds of free tap beer courtesy of the Las Vegas Advisor coupons, of course!
Next, we headed downtown and played some blackjack at the Golden Gate. A friend of mine from high school was also in Vegas, so we met at Nacho Daddy for a drink. It was fun to see her for a bit and catch up as I don't think we had seen each other since high school and it turns out we both work a block apart in downtown Minneapolis.
Wings at Nacho Daddy were not great, would not order again.
We grabbed a Lyft ride at The D and had a rather long wait for a driver as traffic was terrible and it was also First Friday. Might be something to avoid in the future.
We ordered a couple snacks after the derby. Fish tacos for John.
Beef sliders for me.
Dream berry martini
crab cake appetizer
Scallops for me
garlic mashed potatoes
Alaskan halibut for John
Side note, our room key quit working, so when we got back to our room we had to go all the way back down to the front lobby to get the key reprogrammed. This happened every day we were at Palazzo. they said they linked the reservations, but unfortunately it did not work at all. I complained and we did get the resort fees waived for our entire stay at least.
Sunday morning we took Lyft to the Cosmo to have breakfast at Wicked Spoon buffet. We had a BOGO coupon from Las Vegas Advisor. So we went to the Identity desk and headed up to the buffet. As we were walking down the long hallway on the buffet level, I slipped in something. I look down and to my horror realized I had just stepped in DOG POOP. INDOORS. IN THE COSMO. Are you kidding me. I went to the restroom to wash the poo off of my shoe. SO GROSS!!! John said the bad dog owner (no bad dogs, just bad dog owners) came back to pick up the poo while I was cleaning my shoe. TOO LATE PAL!!!
Anyway, we eventually got some breakfast and it was quite good. The line took awhile.
Few dessert selections....
We headed back to Palazzo, packed up the room and headed downtown to the Golden Nugget. Our room was in the Rush Tower and I forgot to take photos of it. It was the standard Rush room we have had before. Quite nice and spacious as usual, These rooms are in much better condition that the more recently renovated Gold Tower even though they are almost 10 years old already. Point is, I think the Rush Tower is worth it.
We went on a bit of a coupon run, using free slot play coupons at El Cortez, Four Queens and Binions. No wins to note that I can recall. We went to Main Street and settled in at the Boar's Head bar. I was still feeling a bit melancholy about the crappy day I'd been having.
The food, drinks and service at Binion's Steakhouse were all excellent. I would highly recommend giving it a try. It is a very classic Vegas atmosphere.
We spent most of the day playing downtown and using LVA and ACG coupons. We went to Golden Gate, Plaza, The D, Downtown Grand and Golden Nugget. We had a few wins on Quick Hits, Tiki Torch and the Hangover. Not bad since a bunch of it was on free play coupons. We also had lunch at American Coney at the D.
John hit seven Quick Hits for a nice win, ended up being $226!
The bartender was excellent and lit my drink on fire. I can't resist that kind of thing
Tuesday we had breakfast at Magnolia's at Four Queens. We have eaten there enough times on past trips, so you get the idea. It was good as always. We headed back to the Golden Nugget, packed up and grabbed Lyft to the airport. Our flight home was good.
Boy, this was an exciting trip! I got a royal and probably had my winningest trip ever! One to remember for sure! Next time, it is John's turn to get a royal!