Re: TR-Freakin Frog and more
- From: "DocTCW" <doctcw@xxxxxxx>
- Date: 3 Nov 2005 17:30:51 -0800
Thanks for the TR. And I certainly agree about the Shiner
Bock----defintely the best beer in the country. Made locally, sort of,
and when we were in LA last year we went to a bar that hosts the
Longhorn games. They imported Shiner Bock just for us tea sips!
Jody Robertson wrote:
> We were in Vegas Oct 7-14, weather was perfect. Flight from Savannah, GA via
> Delta was rescheduled about seven times, but we (two couples) wound up in
> First Class from Cin. to Vegas, sweet!
> The wife and I get to Vegas about twice a year, our traveling companions
> have been once, about 7 years ago. The highlights: Thursday nite at the
> Freakin Frog! We got to (finally) see the Picadillos. What a fantastic show!
> We had a table on the second row! Cool! These boys are tight. What a fun
> night. If you like LIVE music you must make an effort to catch this group,
> they are unique, they will blow you away. The Freakin Frog has good food, a
> great beer selection (550 different beers) and IMHO, the best beer in
> America - Shiner Bock - on tap no less, it don't get any better than this.
> The gambling was OK, I mostly play VP, found some full pay JOB at Caesar's
> near the Sports Book. Which, by the way, was our favorite place to watch
> sports and bet sports. We also had fun at the Hilton for Monday Nite
> Football, some good give always and a good crowd (if you were for the
> Steelers). I did not have much luck at Green Valley Ranch this time - this
> is one of my favorite casinos, great selection of VP. Also did not do well
> at the Palms, also a good VP selection, but no luck this time. I did better
> at places I usually don't do much at, like MGM, Bellagio, and Venetian.
> As for dining, we had the Sunday brunch at Commander's Palace, my favorite
> restaurant, not just in Vegas, but anywhere! As usual, the service, the food
> were fantastic. We also ate at Fiamma (sp) at the MGM, it was crowded and
> noisy, the food was OK, but pricey for what we had. One of my new favorite
> places is Ferrara's Cafe' in the Forum Shops at Cesar's, this was our second
> visit there and we were not disappointed, food and service were good. We
> also ate at Fat Burger on the Strip and In and Out. I prefer Fat Burger, the
> other three in our group voted In and Out.
> We also ate at Toby Keith's I Love the Bar and Grill at Harrah's. They
> give you large portions, the price is reasonable, the food is only fair. My
> gripe: no draft beer!, they call this a bar? I Hate the Bar and Grill. We
> also tried Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. The food was good, reasonable
> and the place is fun. We had a "Perfect Margarita", it may not have been
> perfect, but it was the best margarita I have ever had.
> Our wives liked shopping at Green Valley Ranch and the Desert Passage Mall
> the best, they also liked the Fashion Show Mall.
> One other gambling note: at Harrah's, at the front (toward the street)
> they have a game called Rapid Roulette. It was great fun, you can loose you
> money quickly, or win a lot quickly. We had much fun playing there.
> Also, as reported by others on this group, your points at Harrah's are
> wiped out after 6 months. I was there in Feb. but had no points left when I
> put my card in this time. Also, as previously reported, to park in their
> parking garage you have to have a player's card or room key, or else they
> charge you. I had my player's card ready and got in with ease. Thanks for
> the heads up.
> Shows: We saw Mac King, this is by far the best show for the $ in Vegas.
> Went to the Total Reward's booth and asked for "Mac King promotion?" and
> they gave me four "free" tickets - just had to buy one drink for each
> ticket. Tipped the bartender and got Capt.Morgan rather than the well brand,
> stout drinks!
> Also saw Folies Bergere' for about the fourth time - still "The Classic
> Vegas Show". Enjoyed by all.
> Drove to Red Rock Canyon State Park, this is still an impressive place, no
> matter how many times you have been there, I go out there every trip to
> Vegas, a "must see" place.
> Can't wait til my next visit, hope to get there in the spring.
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