Sunday Apr 21, 2024

Dine Drink Vegas Podcast Episode 27 Mid Strip Showdown

In Dine Drink Vegas Podcast Episode 27, we have a Mid-Strip showdown as we talk about Flamingo vs The Linq. Where should you stay? Listen to find out! We also have a smashing good drink of the day as we try every possible variation on the Whiskey Smash.

Dine Drink Vegas is the podcast by and for everyone stuck at home 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 Las Vegas, and all of the Vegas news and highlights. Come travel with us!

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Episode 27- Mid-Strip Showdown

Drink of the Day - Whiskey Smash
2 oz of the whiskey of your choice
Mint leaves

Fruit (traditionally four lemon wedges, but your call)
1 Sugar cube

Muddle the mint, fruit, and sugar cube in the bottom of a shaker. Add the bourbon and ice and shake. Strain over rocks in a highball glass and garnish with mint

Mid-Strip Show-Down: Flamingo vs Linq


Bill’s Take 


John’s Take

My shower flooded. I had to use three different machines and a human agent to check in.


Got upgraded to a suite- clean and comfortable and felt bigger than it was. Minor wear and tear on the furniture but otherwise great

Irrelevant due to location unless you want upscale steak with large people in thongs.


Flamingo had nothing I craved. Some solid options at Linq, especially counting the Promenade - and they even had vending machines for pizza and cake

I missed the Speakeasy in Flamingo. The Linq Promenade makes this essentially a tie.


Edge to the Linq due to O'Sheas

6/5 even on weekdays.


Both properties The VP odds stink. Slots are tight. Walk to Ellis Island. 

Felt like it was living on past glory.


Linq is affordable and youthful without being trashy.

Flamingo feels tired. Needs TLC. 

More at the Flamingo, but it is super weird. Who allows cameras at the spa


The Linq’s pool is for the party crowd. Flamingo is more chill. Edge Flamingo if you are old. Edge Linq if you like loud DJs.


What’s your pick?


Vegas News

The Plaza announced that starting May 24, they’ll be setting off fireworks every Friday night at 9:15 this summer

The RJ reports that Fountainbleua’s newest restaurant, La Côte, a French-Mediterranean spot in their newly-opened 6 acre pool complex, is open to hotel guests only, doubling-down on the resort’s vibe of exclusivity or, perhaps, snobbery, depending on your POV

NoMad is OUT at Park MGM after Hilton buys the brand elsewhere (Park’s hotel within a hotel NoMad was separated by contract, per VV)

VV reported two days ago  that the President of Wynn/Encore to “pursue other interests” but Scott said that the phrase is, for once, not a euphemism for a firing and that there’s no behind-the-scenes drama. We note with interest that VV stirred the pot today, asking Twitter followers what they’d think if, hypothetically, if Blackstone, former Cosmos owners, were to buy a big stake in Wynn/Encore. Given Scott’s track record of dropping a rumor or hypothetical which turns out to have legs, do we think things are afoot at the house that Steve Wynn built?

360 Vegas dropped a glowing review of “The Rat Pack Is Back” at Tuscany- Bill, you don’t usually catch shows. Any interest in this one?


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