Saturday Jan 27, 2024

Dine Drink Vegas Podcast Episode 21Nachogate

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!

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Episode 21 - Nachogate

Drink 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 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 stadiums

Multiple 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 August

VV 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 15

March trip updates…

It is really hard to book the Golden Steer

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