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Old 11-05-2010, 10:45 PM  
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well, if that fella can't answer your questions, I should be able to since I got here in 1948! Las Vegas has changed, and as far as I'm concerned, it changed for the worse! it really used to be a fantastic place to live...
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:57 PM  
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My wife & I were eating dinner at our local Chinese restaurant. We were talking about Las Vegas & she mentioned that she'd like to find a good Chinese place there. I thought of this thread & said I knew where to ask. So I'm asking. Where's a good Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas?
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:16 AM  
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Where's a good Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas?
PF Chang's is pretty good for a chain restaurant. Yun Nan Garden in Chinatown is good, and so is Jasmine on the strip if you want to fight the crowds.

I would avoid all of the Asian buffets.
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i have never been as im not much of a gambler but i would live to go the sema car show some time.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:44 AM  
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What casino is now the oldest standing on the strip? What casino is the newest on the strip? I hear the economy has really hurt the local businesses, but are they still offering cheap steaks in order to lure people into the casinos? Lastly, in your opinion, what should/could Las Vegas do in order to draw in the crowds like the past days?

I only ask because on my last visit there, we were the first guests into the Excaliber, which should let you know how long it has been.
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I would avoid all of the Asian buffets.
Thanks for all the info. We'll give those others a try the next time we're there.
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I was there in the 1950 to 1955 era and wonder if any of you old guys remember Harry Mann who owned the gunshop in the last frontier villiage at the silver slipper or maybe Art Smythe who owned Art's motorcycle shop at charleston & fremont? I was friends with both of them and they are gone now but just asking if anybody remembers them...... old sgt.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:22 PM  
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What casino is now the oldest standing on the strip? What casino is the newest on the strip? I hear the economy has really hurt the local businesses, but are they still offering cheap steaks in order to lure people into the casinos? Lastly, in your opinion, what should/could Las Vegas do in order to draw in the crowds like the past days?

I only ask because on my last visit there, we were the first guests into the Excaliber, which should let you know how long it has been.
The 2 newest properties in Vegas are:

Aria Resort - opened Dec 2009
The Cosmopolitan - opened Dec 2010


The oldest casino still in operation is Golden Gate Casino on Freement St. Opened in 1906.

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My wife & I were eating dinner at our local Chinese restaurant. We were talking about Las Vegas & she mentioned that she'd like to find a good Chinese place there. I thought of this thread & said I knew where to ask. So I'm asking. Where's a good Chinese restaurant in Las Vegas?
I like Cathay House near China Town, or Orchids Garden on West Sahara. Both serve great Dim Sum and the menu items are always good.

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Are there any places to get decent locally grown produce? I haven't been able to find a decent farmers market anywhere.
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Locations


EVERY TUESDAY

Gardens Park Farmers' Market
Tuesdays from 2pm - 6pm

10401 Gardens Park Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135

Directions - West on the Interstate #215 West past Flamingo to Town Center Drive, turn right two blocks
to Gardens Park Drive, right turn to park.


EVERY WEDNESDAY

Bruce Trent Park Farmers' Market
Wednesdays from 2pm - 6pm

1600 N. Rampart Blvd.
Bruce Trent Park
(Rampart & Vegas Drive)
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Directions - Drive north on the 95 toward Reno, exit Summerlin Parkway two exits to Rampart turn right or north two blocks park on the right.



Floyd Lamb Park Farmers' Market
Third Saturday of each Month from 10 am - 2pm

9200 Tule Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV

Directions - Take Hwy. 95 North to North Durango Drive
Travel North to Brent Lane, Turn right
Follow road into Floyd Lamb Park & Farmers’ Market signs

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One last thing....Couid you please explain what the Cosmopolitan is all about. I know nothing about this hotel except their commercials and advertisements are about as dumb as they could be! Is this a marketing ploy?
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One last thing....Couid you please explain what the Cosmopolitan is all about. I know nothing about this hotel except their commercials and advertisements are about as dumb as they could be! Is this a marketing ploy?
Haha...sure.
It's an independently owned operation, unlike Aria, which is part of the MGM conglomerate. They are funded by Deutsche Bank and had full funding of $3.9B to get the casino off the ground, so they took a huge gamble.
The management wanted to try for a different approach and hired a few experience staff members for each department, then interviewed the rest based on looks and personality. They are trying to make it a sexy, chic, fun, hip place that locals and tourists both want to visit.

In my opinion, it's working pretty well. Most of my friends who are in the 30-something professional crowd end up there just about every weekend since it opened, and claim the crowds are good. I've only been inside during construction. I'll have to check it out soon.
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