Friday Jan 12, 2024

Dine Drink Vegas Podcast Episode 20 The Fountainebleau Blues

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!

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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)

  • 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 Blue
Two 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

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