Dine Drink Vegas

Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, John and Bill come to you in every episode with Vegas news, the drink of the day, and a deep dive into something Vegas. To find out what we are about, you can visit us at dinedrinktravel.com. You can also see our Youtube Channels Dine Drink Travel Vegas (https://www.youtube.com/c/DineDrinkVegas) and Dine Drink Travel Cruise (https://www.youtube.com/c/DineDrinkCruise). On each of those channels we give you short, focused videos to help you plan your next trip. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @dinedrinktravel. Come join us on our next trip to Vegas!

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Episodes

Saturday Feb 10, 2024

Episode 22 - Courting The Queen Of HeartsDrink of the Day - Tequila Manhattan
2 ounces reposado tequila
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes bitters (some recipes say orange, others chocolate or even mole)
Garnish: lime twist, orange wedge, or cocktail cherry (optional)
John and Bill’s Guide To Romancing Your Sig Other In Vegas
 
John’s Take
Bill’s Take
Good ideas
Mayfair Supper Club
Lost Spirits Distillery Immersive Art Experiences
Pick a rooftop bar
Le Cirque
La Cave at the Wynn
Bad Ideas
Too much walkingComedy clubs (fun but not romantic)MGM Grand Food Court
Fremont Street
Schedule your flight out too early the next day
Steakhouses
 
Plaza News- (from the On The Corner Of Main Street Podcast)
McDonalds out, wall down non smoking section expanding into a food court which is getting new dining options
Hints of a show coming to Plaza (JJ mentioned Absinthe as an inspiration) and a dining venue in the old bus station
John Fisher continues to not have a plan for where exactly the As are going to go.Eater Vegas reports that after years of legal limbo, Emmitt Smith’s steakhouse, christened Emmit’s Vegas, located at Fashion Show Mall opens this month
The Forum Shops @ Caesars unblocks the pathway, saving us precious steps and no longer making us look at stores we wouldn’t ever shop at (VV)
A Chase Sapphire lounge is coming to Terminal 1 near the C Gates at the Vegas airport. This would be close to a lot of Southwest flightsJLo following Brittany Spears over to Park MGM, Caesar’s losing more headliners to the house that Gaga built (VV)Spiegelworld is bringing DiscoShow to the Linq, along with DinerRoss to give the dinner/show combo SuperFrico patrons could enjoy when OPM was still a thing (VV)Non-Vegas- a 4th cruise in Galveston 
Last thing- most listeners will hear us after the game, but let’s call it anyway: Super Bowl Odds. Circa has San Fran as a 2 point underdog- who you got? O/U is 47 ½
Bill’s upcoming trip to Ireland. In Episode 23, we will talk about how authentic the Irish pubs are in Las Vegas

Saturday Jan 27, 2024

In Episode 21, we examine Nachogate-- the $24 plate of 6 nachos that it took the Fontainebleau over an hour to deliver and everything that tells us about contemporary Vegas. We also take a look at the only business in Vegas that may be run worse--the impending arrival of the As baseball team from Oakland. As always, we bring your the drink of the day and all the Las Vegas news. Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast by and for everyone who is stuck at home but who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. Come travel with us!
#lasvegas #fontainebleau #dinedrinktravel
Episode 21 - NachogateDrink of the Day - The Bourbonista - a cocktail from the Youtube channel “How To Drink”In a Shaker
1 Lime Wheel, Squeeze the Rest (roughly one ounce)
1 -1/2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Bitters
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Simple
Add Ice – Shake – Strain into a coup glass that has been rinsed with absinthe 
 
Tweeter/Xer @MuTigerMIke set off a social media storm with his viral post about nachos gone wrong at Fontainebleau Thoughts….Field of Schemes.com reports that the A’s planned retractable roof design will NOT fit in the Tropicana space, calling the whole project into question-site change?            -if so, what about the Trop?                         - state funds tied to location
- They can’t build up due to airport location            - The As still do not have their billion in financing
                        - Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday. The reception was unenthusiastic
                        - There is a more immediate problem with 2025 and a series of minor league stadiumsMultiple outlets reported on updates to the Rio, ranging from room remodels, a new food hall in the old buffet space, and even restoring the exterior lighting to its former glory
 
@vegasstarfish reports Ceasar’s has been canceling bookings for Super Bowl weekend and then offering to rebook guests into cheaper properties (Linq, Flamingo) at higher rates (in return, some Tweeters have accused her of being in the bag for MGM) 
@LasVegasLocally says the first Whataburger on the Strip opens Feb 28th
 
@Vitalvegas was right the transformation of the Mirage Volcano into the Paramount Mountain does look like a poop emoji
VV and others report that The Killers will play the Colosseum @ Ceasar’s Palace on eight dates in mid-late AugustVV also broke (I think) new resort fees at MGM properties:“Here are the new resort fees at some of your favorite Las Vegas hotels:
 Excalibur, Luxor: $37 New York-New York, Park MGM, Signature: $42 Mandalay Bay, Delano: $45 Aria, Vdara, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Cosmopolitan: $50”The Las Vegas Sun reports that the Vegas Thrill, a professional women;s volleyball team, will play their first game at the Dollar Loan Center on Feb 15March trip updates…
It is really hard to book the Golden Steer

Friday Jan 12, 2024

In Episode 20, we talk about the executives forced out of the Fountainebleau in their first month and how that opening has been. To honor the Fountainebleau, our drink of the day is the Aqua Velva featuring Blue Curacao. As always, we bring you all of the latest Vegas news and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moments. Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. Come travel with us!
#fountainebleau #lasvegas #dinedrinkvegas #dinedrinktravel 
Episode 20 - The Fontainebleau Blues Drink of the Day - The Aqua Velva - a cocktail from the 80s (exact origins unclear) made infamous in the 2007 film Zodiak and named for the disappointing and cheap aftershave that claimed to be so, so classy (similar to the Blue Lagoon) John’s version (less sweet) Ingredients
1 oz Gin
1 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Blue Curacao
Top with club soda and simple syrup to taste
Squeeze in a lime or lemon wedge, then drop the wedge in
Build and drink in a highball glass, no umbrella needed
The big news story- drama at Fountaine BlueTwo weeks ago, the senior VP of casino operations was fired, players club issues etc
Yesterday, the COO and chief of casino marketing gone too
Room reviews- Vloggers seem to like it, but prices have ranged from the low 200s to over 600
Expensive seats in sportsbook- superbowl prices for ordinary games (360 vegas??? Can’t recall) 
SO… are we still excited???
KTNV is reporting that as of 4 p.m. this afternoon, 339 flights in and out of Vegas are delayed and 64 are outright canceled due to bad weather in other parts of the country. Always have a backup plan, even in Vegas.
Ol’ Red by Blake Shelton will open up later this month  out in front of Horseshoe with three stories of yee haw action and music
With projects like the Sphere, Fountain Blue, and F1 now gone, Fox 5 reports that 11,000 construction workers are needed for the Brightline rail project to California. Eventually, that may relieve airport crowding.
MGM leases the land for the Bellagio and Cosmo from Blackstone. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal on January 10, last year they bought a 1.62 acre vacant lot between those 2 properties for $54 million.And our Vegas WTF moment for this episode, a new app called Flush debuts at CES Las Vegas this week, which lets you rent out your bathroom to passers-bye who need a pit stop. Our 2024 plans…
Bill’s plans depend on where his kid goes to college, although I will get the chance to investigate the authenticity of Ri Ra next month. Other than that…
Bill trip to Fountain Blue and Mirage… live pricing as I plan the trip
Labor Day trip downtown

Thursday Dec 28, 2023

In Episode 19, it's last call for 2023 Vegas thoughts and we add a new twist to an old classic with the Drink of the Day. We talk about the biggest openings, the biggest closings, the biggest event, and the biggest Vegas Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment of the year. With faces made for radio, John and Bill bring you to the land of neon lights and bad decisions. Come travel with us!
#dinedrinkvegas #dinedrinktravel #lasvegas #podcast
 
Episode 19 The Last Call 2023
Drink of the Day- Fiero MartiniThe Big Goodbye to 2023
 
Bill
John
Biggest openings/announcements
The As coming to Vegas– but how do they still not have a firm plan?
Fountain Blue
Biggest closing
The slow death of the Mirage
Smashed Pig
Biggest event/happening
Water coming back in to Lake Mead
F1
Biggest WTF moment 
It makes no sense that MGM has de-prioritized spending
F1 skybridge crap
NEWS:FountainBlue’s rewards card is “spend agnostic” according to COO Collene Birch on an episode of On The Corner of Mainstreet
CES runs January 9-12. Make dinner and hotel reservations if you have not already.Edgar Allan Poe-themed pop-up event @ Notoriety Live on Fremont from Jan 4-6
Michigan -2 vs. Alabama and Texas -4 vs Washington
During outro- We have re-branded Dine Drink Cruise as Dine Drink Travel. Look there for information about air travel and my upcoming trip to Ireland.

Monday Dec 18, 2023

In Episode 18, the drink of the day is an Espresso Martini as John and Bill talk about their best Vegas experiences of 2023 and catch you up on all the latest Las Vegas news. Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast by and for everyone who is stuck at home but who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for audio-only podcasting, John and Bill bring the best of Vegas to you in every episode. Come travel with us!
#dinedrinkvegas #dinedrinktravel #lasvegas #podcast

Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

In Episode 17, we call BS on the BCS as we discuss the College Football playoffs and, being a Vegas podcast, discuss the over/under for the playoff games. We also discuss some absolute WTF stories coming out of Vegas and we get crazy with the cheez whiz while we discuss all of the latest Las Vegas news. Spoiler: Miriam Adelson is not moving the Mavericks to Las Vegas.
Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast by and for everyone who is stuck at home but who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, in every episode John and Bill bring you the drink of the day, all of the latest Vegas news, and then take a deep dive into something Vegas. Come travel with us!
#lasvegas #podcast #dinedrinkvegas #dinedrinktravel

Friday Nov 24, 2023

Formula 1 was in Las Vegas last weekend, and it was a mixed bag in terms of impacts on local tourism. We give you all the updates and bring you the F1-themed Drink of the Day, the Monte Carlo.
Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast by and for everybody who is stuck at home and who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, in every episode John and Bill take a deep dive into something Las Vegas and bring you all the latest news. Come travel with us!
#dinedrinkvegas #lasvegas #podcast

Sunday Nov 05, 2023

In Episode 15, we look at the best bars in Vegas. There isn't just one best bar-- it depends on what you are going for, and we talk about all of the possibilities. As always, we bring you the drink of the day and talk about the latest Las Vegas news. Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. Come travel with us!
#lasvegas #podcast #dinedrinktravel #dinedrinkvegas

Saturday Oct 21, 2023

In Episode 14, our Drink of the Day brings us back to the bad old days of college while giving you a walking around drink which you might enjoy in Vegas. We focus on Do's and Don'ts for your next trip, and we give you all of the Vegas news. For example, things aren't shaping up as expected with Formula 1 and baseball in Las Vegas.
Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, John and Bill talk about everything you need to know to enjoy your next trip. Come travel with us!

Sunday Oct 08, 2023

In Episode 12, we let Chat GPT design our drink of the day. Here in Episode 13, we fired our robot overlords and let John take over as bartender. He whips up a fantastic Fall cocktail while we talk about the best places to watch football in Las Vegas. We also talk about all of the other Las Vegas news-- Where will the A's play? What's going on with Fountainblue? Why do cocktails at Caesar's cost so much?
Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and who wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, in every episode John and Bill bring you the drink of the day, a deep dive into something Vegas, and all of the Las Vegas news. Come travel with us!
Episode 13 - Getting Sportsy in VegasDrink of the Day- The Ango-Apple Sour - 2 oz of Laird’s apple brandy 1 oz of Angostura, 1 oz each of simple and lemon or lime juice. Shaken and served upMain Topic- our top 5 best places to watch sports/a little bit about sports betting
John
Bill
Circa (obvious)
Get a hotel suite
BetMGM Bar @ Park MGM
Circa sports book
BeerGarden @ Paris
Bet MGM bar @ Park MGM
Bar Canada @ the D
Mandalay sports book
Pool cabanas (weather permitting) 
Montecristo Cigar Lounge at Caesar’s
News:Did you see this drink menu from Ceasar’s - (h/t Jacob’s Life in Vegas)
Fontainebleau now has their dining options list online- where should we eat?
The Sphere is open, U2 played- we didn’t go but what do we think? Outdoor “skydiving” simulator thingy at Neonopolis on the FSE 
Rio’s new owners are giving the property a remodel and have launched a new websiteMGM Cyber Update
MLB relocation committee meeting this week
#lasvegas #podcast #dinedrinkvegas #dinedrinktravel 

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Dine Drink Vegas

egas is the podcast for everyone who is stuck at home and wishes they were in the land of neon lights and bad decisions. With faces made for radio, John and Bill come to you in every episode with Vegas news, the drink of the day, and a deep dive into something Vegas. To find out what we are about, you can visit us at dinedrinktravel.com. You can also see our Youtube Channels Dine Drink Travel Vegas (https://www.youtube.com/c/DineDrinkVegas) and Dine Drink Travel Cruise (https://www.youtube.com/c/DineDrinkCruise). On each of those channels we give you short, focused videos to help you plan your next trip. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @dinedrinktravel. Come join us on our next trip to Vegas!

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