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at UNLV Kick: 9 PM Friday Oct 4

Received an email from UNLV with a football update:

UNLV Football second-year head coach Barry Odom has welcomed six scholarship additions to the team’s current roster as the Rebels’ summer session is in full swing.

Graduate quarterback Matthew Sluka (Holy Cross), graduate defensive back Jarvis Ware (UCF), junior wide receiver Jaden Bradley (Charlotte), junior defensive lineman Grant Hessler (Santa Barbara CC), junior offensive lineman Nick Scalise (UTEP) and redshirt freshman defensive back Kodi DeCambra (Oregon) are all enrolled and taking classes as members of the defending Mountain West regular-season co-champions.
 
It really is a shame, especially after they just got to Syracuse after so many years of waiting.
just need planes and pilots and they will come back. but really roc/alb are right down the road so easy to still use them.
 
just need planes and pilots and they will come back. but really roc/alb are right down the road so easy to still use them.
Boeing is not able to fulfill their orders.
Hopefully, Southwest will return in another year or so.
 
Single game tix go on sale next week. I'm not sure how much longer this link will last for group rates.

I am sending you a special offer link for anyone in your group who would like to buy tickets ahead of time through UNLV since I know that you have capped yourself out but might still have others wanting to buy tickets.

This link provides a discount on all available ticket locations that I have for the Syracuse game here at Allegiant. I'd recommend letting your people buy through this link so that they do not miss out once July hits or pay more as we get closer to the day of the game.

Let me know if you have any questions.

UNLV Rebels vs. Syracuse University Special Ticket Offer
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Single game tix go on sale next week. I'm not sure how much this link will last for group rates.

I am sending you a special offer link for anyone in your group who would like to buy tickets ahead of time through UNLV since I know that you have capped yourself out but might still have others wanting to buy tickets.

This link provides a discount on all available ticket locations that I have for the Syracuse game here at Allegiant. I'd recommend letting your people buy through this link so that they do not miss out once July hits or pay more as we get closer to the day of the game.

Let me know if you have any questions.

UNLV Rebels vs. Syracuse University Special Ticket Offer
AIorK4x6B7cLJdwqr-xmbpn9p3zXWa4uiwjn4wzXa78AxqUIHCenl-sALtVFraPXhi70CrGfoWQC7jg
Thanks for setting this up Mark. Much appreciated.
 
BTW...when you buy through UNLV...your digital tickets won't load until after Labor Day. If you buy through SU I'd expect the same.

The UNLV link above is only selling you tix on the visitor side. However it doesn't guarantee you'll only be sitting with SU fans.

The $88 and up tix gives you Club Access
 
BTW...when you buy through UNLV...your digital tickets won't load until after Labor Day. If you buy through SU I'd expect the same.

The UNLV link above is only selling you tix on the visitor side. However it doesn't guarantee you'll only be sitting with SU fans.

The $88 and up tix gives you Club Access
We are going to have to exploit this club access completely for research reasons for future visits... As in where the best booze/food deals are inside :)

Just strictly for research purposes...
 
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I bought 16 parking passes in Lot B @$75 each $1200 total.

We have our tailgate spot secured! We are approximately a Deneburg kickoff away from the stadium. We are located on the north side closest to the casinos.

We have folks bringing items and equipment which will get their parking spots paid for...I will we be selling a few extras to folks driving in. I expect to keep at least 6 open for our tailgate.

Your approximately $21-22 per person tailgate fee paid for this.

The leftover money will be spent on Food and drink.
 
Cuse Alum announcer on NBA summer league referenced going to this place (Ferraro's Ristorante) after the game. Owner from Syracuse.
Anyone familiar?
 
Cuse Alum announcer on NBA summer league referenced going to this place (Ferraro's Ristorante) after the game. Owner from Syracuse.
Anyone familiar?
Right by Virgin (the old Hard Rock). There's a great German beer garden right by there as well.
 
I was going to hold off on this a bit, but here's the beginning of my dining guide. I figured I'd do it by hotel, starting closest to the the stadium.

Mandalay Bay/Delano
(So disappointed Retro closed, this was the perfect fine dining restaurant for families. It was the Voltaggio brothers doing their take on classic 80s family dinners, but was so good.)

Della's Kitchen - only open for breakfast in the walkway to Delano. Southern breakfast food. They took the crabcake benedict off the menu, which is very disappointing. But their food is pretty legit and strong recommend.

Citizens - skip, it's garbage unless you're in a bind.

Libertine Social - My friend enjoyed his burger. It's slightly elevated bar food, but seemed good quality.

Border Grill - casual Mexican (kind of hidden by the convention center). When I stay at Delano I always stop here first for lunch. It doesn't blow you away, but guac and margaritas is happy food and it's a great way to start a happy trip.

Rivea (and Skyfall) (located on the roof of Delano) - I think it's Alain Ducasse. Mediterranean fine dining. It's very good, but a little out of date. I like a lobster risotto but that's kind of an early 2010's dish that was out of style 10 years ago. BUT the views are incredible. If you're inclined, get a drink at Skyfall, it's a great bar and again, the views are truly special. I'd skip Rivea.

House of Blues - shockingly good bar food.

StripSteak (Michael Mina) - I think it's the most underrated steakhouse with possibly the best sides of all the Vegas steakhouses I've been to. I'm always pleasantly surprised how good it is and wonder why it isn't in my regular rotation.

MGM Grand
Atelier de Joel Robuchon - this and (Joel Robuchon) are among the ultra high end restaurants on the strip and while I loved the meal, I wouldn't need to go back.

Park MGM
Bavettes - THIS IS THE BEST STEAKHOUSE ON THE STRIP, It's a Chicago steakhouse with a 20's speakeasy feel. So rich leather, very dark. Get the salmon Caesar. It's worth it.

Eataly - food hall with lots of solid choices.

Nomad - I've never dined at this location, but went to the original (now closed) NYC location several times. They're famous for the whole chicken. Definitely recommend it.

Aria
Julian Serrano - Spanish tapas. I love the gazpacho and tomato bread.

Javier's - I've never been, but everyone loves it. It's always packed.

Cathedral - I've been to the NYC location. It's fine. Beautiful dining room.

Catch - only been to the NYC location earlier this spring for the first time. I was shocked how much I loved it. I thought it was a lame clubstaurant, but the food was legit.

Carbone - I've never been able to get a reservation in NYC. I have a friend in VIP relations at Park and he could only get me a 5pm dinner. So even in Vegas it's difficult. The veal parm is the best veal parm I've ever had. If you like red sauce Italian, I'm not sure you beat this. It was exponentially better than my Italian grandma's cooking used to be.

Bardot - I've dined here several times. Love a good brasserie. They completely mangled my steak the last time I was there, so it's off my list, but I enjoy it otherwise. Love their escargot.

Cosmo
Chelsea and Boulevard pools - I love the shrimp tacos. I get them pretty much every day for lunch when I stay there.

Scarpetta - very good modern Italian. Much different vibe and style than Carbone.

Momofuku (David Chang)- only went to the NYC location which is now closed, so would recommend if you ever wanted to eat there and didn't get the chance.

Eggsl*t - great breakfast sandwiches. The line is always insane though.

STK - skip it. It's stupid. But if you want a trendy very loud steakhouse, the food is at least good.

China Poblano (Jose Andres) - this is casual. Good for families. It's Chinese and Mexican. Not fusion. It somehow works.

Jaleo (Jose Andres) - similar to Jullian Serrano and not as good. Still tasty.

Beauty & Essex - one of my favorite restaurants on the Strip. I make it there once a year. I absolutely LOVE the bone marrow. It's tapas/shared plates style with an eclectic menu. The beef Wellington is also really awesome. Strong recommend. It's Tao Group, so it's very loud in there.

E by Jose Andres - this is probably approaching $1000/pp at this point. The food is pre-paid, though drinks are added on later. It's a chef's counter in a secret room in Jaleo. It's whimsical food with a changing menu. I have friends who've been there 3 times, I've done it once, they say the menu changes. It's 22 courses of mostly 1-2 bites. It's fun and interactive with the chefs. I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat. I think they seat 24 people a night, so reservations aren't easy. It's very unique and out there for the Strip. And Jose Andres is a literal saint.

Blue Ribbon - fancy diner food and alcoholic shakes.

Secret Pizza - real NY style pizza. The cheese and sauce are right. The crust/dough isn't quite on point, but still really good. It's kind of hidden, a lot of hotels love having hidden restaurants and bars.

I'll stop there for now and hit Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Cromwell, Circa, Caesars, Resorts World and Fontainebleau another day.

The hard recommends are Beauty & Essex, Carbone and Bavette's among this group.
 
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I was going to hold off on this a bit, but here's the beginning of my dining guide. I figured I'd do it by hotel, starting closest to the the stadium.

Mandalay Bay/Delano
(So disappointed Retro closed, this was the perfect fine dining restaurant for families. It was the Voltaggio brothers doing their take on classic 80s family dinners, but was so good.)

Della's Kitchen - only open for breakfast in the walkway to Delano. Southern breakfast food. They took the crabcake benedict off the menu, which is very disappointing. But their food is pretty legit and strong recommend.

Citizens - skip, it's garbage unless you're in a bind.

Libertine Social - My friend enjoyed his burger. It's slightly elevated bar food, but seemed good quality.

Border Grill - casual Mexican (kind of hidden by the convention center). When I stay at Delano I always stop here first for lunch. It doesn't blow you away, but guac and margaritas is happy food and it's a great way to start a happy trip.

Rivea (and Skyfall) (located on the roof of Delano) - I think it's Alain Ducasse. Mediterranean fine dining. It's very good, but a little out of date. I like a lobster risotto but that's kind of an early 2010's dish that was out of style 10 years ago. BUT the views are incredible. If you're inclined, get a drink at Skyfall, it's a great bar and again, the views are truly special. I'd skip Rivea.

House of Blues - shockingly good bar food.

StripSteak (Michael Mina) - I think it's the most underrated steakhouse with possibly the best sides of all the Vegas steakhouses I've been to. I'm always pleasantly surprised how good it is and wonder why it isn't in my regular rotation.

MGM Grand
Atelier de Joel Robuchon - this and (Joel Robuchon) are among the ultra high end restaurants on the strip and while I loved the meal, I wouldn't need to go back.

Park MGM
Bavettes - THIS IS THE BEST STEAKHOUSE ON THE STRIP, It's a Chicago steakhouse with a 20's speakeasy feel. So rich leather, very dark. Get the salmon Caesar. It's worth it.

Eataly - food hall with lots of solid choices.

Nomad - I've never dined at this location, but went to the original (now closed) NYC location several times. They're famous for the whole chicken. Definitely recommend it.

Aria
Julian Serrano - Spanish tapas. I love the gazpacho and tomato bread.

Javier's - I've never been, but everyone loves it. It's always packed.

Cathedral - I've been to the NYC location. It's fine. Beautiful dining room.

Catch - only been to the NYC location earlier this spring for the first time. I was shocked how much I loved it. I thought it was a lame clubstaurant, but the food was legit.

Carbone - I've never been able to get a reservation in NYC. I have a friend in VIP relations at Park and he could only get me a 5pm dinner. So even in Vegas it's difficult. The veal parm is the best veal parm I've ever had. If you like red sauce Italian, I'm not sure you beat this. It was exponentially better than my Italian grandma's cooking used to be.

Bardot - I've dined here several times. Love a good brasserie. They completely mangled my steak the last time I was there, so it's off my list, but I enjoy it otherwise. Love their escargot.

Cosmo
Chelsea and Boulevard pools - I love the shrimp tacos. I get them pretty much every day for lunch when I stay there.

Scarpetta - very good modern Italian. Much different vibe and style than Carbone.

Momofuku (David Chang)- only went to the NYC location which is now closed, so would recommend if you ever wanted to eat there and didn't get the chance.

Eggsl*t - great breakfast sandwiches. The line is always insane though.

STK - skip it. It's stupid. But if you want a trendy very loud steakhouse, the food is at least good.

China Poblano (Jose Andres) - this is casual. Good for families. It's Chinese and Mexican. Not fusion. It somehow works.

Jaleo (Jose Andres) - similar to Jullian Serrano and not as good. Still tasty.

Beauty & Essex - one of my favorite restaurants on the Strip. I make it there once a year. I absolutely LOVE the bone marrow. It's tapas/shared plates style with an eclectic menu. The beef Wellington is also really awesome. Strong recommend. It's Tao Group, so it's very loud in there.

E by Jose Andres - this is probably approaching $1000/pp at this point. The food is pre-paid, though drinks are added on later. It's a chef's counter in a secret room in Jaleo. It's whimsical food with a changing menu. I have friends who've been there 3 times, I've done it once, they say the menu changes. It's 22 courses of mostly 1-2 bites. It's fun and interactive with the chefs. I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat. I think they seat 24 people a night, so reservations aren't easy. It's very unique and out there for the Strip. And Jose Andres is a literal saint.

Blue Ribbon - fancy diner food and alcoholic shakes.

I'll stop there for now and hit Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Cromwell, Circa, Caesars, Resorts World and Fontainebleau another day.

The hard recommends are Beauty & Essex, Carbone and Bavette's among this group.
If you had a show on the Food Network about Vegas dining I would watch it.
 
I was going to hold off on this a bit, but here's the beginning of my dining guide. I figured I'd do it by hotel, starting closest to the the stadium.

Mandalay Bay/Delano
(So disappointed Retro closed, this was the perfect fine dining restaurant for families. It was the Voltaggio brothers doing their take on classic 80s family dinners, but was so good.)

Della's Kitchen - only open for breakfast in the walkway to Delano. Southern breakfast food. They took the crabcake benedict off the menu, which is very disappointing. But their food is pretty legit and strong recommend.

Citizens - skip, it's garbage unless you're in a bind.

Libertine Social - My friend enjoyed his burger. It's slightly elevated bar food, but seemed good quality.

Border Grill - casual Mexican (kind of hidden by the convention center). When I stay at Delano I always stop here first for lunch. It doesn't blow you away, but guac and margaritas is happy food and it's a great way to start a happy trip.

Rivea (and Skyfall) (located on the roof of Delano) - I think it's Alain Ducasse. Mediterranean fine dining. It's very good, but a little out of date. I like a lobster risotto but that's kind of an early 2010's dish that was out of style 10 years ago. BUT the views are incredible. If you're inclined, get a drink at Skyfall, it's a great bar and again, the views are truly special. I'd skip Rivea.

House of Blues - shockingly good bar food.

StripSteak (Michael Mina) - I think it's the most underrated steakhouse with possibly the best sides of all the Vegas steakhouses I've been to. I'm always pleasantly surprised how good it is and wonder why it isn't in my regular rotation.

MGM Grand
Atelier de Joel Robuchon - this and (Joel Robuchon) are among the ultra high end restaurants on the strip and while I loved the meal, I wouldn't need to go back.

Park MGM
Bavettes - THIS IS THE BEST STEAKHOUSE ON THE STRIP, It's a Chicago steakhouse with a 20's speakeasy feel. So rich leather, very dark. Get the salmon Caesar. It's worth it.

Eataly - food hall with lots of solid choices.

Nomad - I've never dined at this location, but went to the original (now closed) NYC location several times. They're famous for the whole chicken. Definitely recommend it.

Aria
Julian Serrano - Spanish tapas. I love the gazpacho and tomato bread.

Javier's - I've never been, but everyone loves it. It's always packed.

Cathedral - I've been to the NYC location. It's fine. Beautiful dining room.

Catch - only been to the NYC location earlier this spring for the first time. I was shocked how much I loved it. I thought it was a lame clubstaurant, but the food was legit.

Carbone - I've never been able to get a reservation in NYC. I have a friend in VIP relations at Park and he could only get me a 5pm dinner. So even in Vegas it's difficult. The veal parm is the best veal parm I've ever had. If you like red sauce Italian, I'm not sure you beat this. It was exponentially better than my Italian grandma's cooking used to be.

Bardot - I've dined here several times. Love a good brasserie. They completely mangled my steak the last time I was there, so it's off my list, but I enjoy it otherwise. Love their escargot.

Cosmo
Chelsea and Boulevard pools - I love the shrimp tacos. I get them pretty much every day for lunch when I stay there.

Scarpetta - very good modern Italian. Much different vibe and style than Carbone.

Momofuku (David Chang)- only went to the NYC location which is now closed, so would recommend if you ever wanted to eat there and didn't get the chance.

Eggsl*t - great breakfast sandwiches. The line is always insane though.

STK - skip it. It's stupid. But if you want a trendy very loud steakhouse, the food is at least good.

China Poblano (Jose Andres) - this is casual. Good for families. It's Chinese and Mexican. Not fusion. It somehow works.

Jaleo (Jose Andres) - similar to Jullian Serrano and not as good. Still tasty.

Beauty & Essex - one of my favorite restaurants on the Strip. I make it there once a year. I absolutely LOVE the bone marrow. It's tapas/shared plates style with an eclectic menu. The beef Wellington is also really awesome. Strong recommend. It's Tao Group, so it's very loud in there.

E by Jose Andres - this is probably approaching $1000/pp at this point. The food is pre-paid, though drinks are added on later. It's a chef's counter in a secret room in Jaleo. It's whimsical food with a changing menu. I have friends who've been there 3 times, I've done it once, they say the menu changes. It's 22 courses of mostly 1-2 bites. It's fun and interactive with the chefs. I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat. I think they seat 24 people a night, so reservations aren't easy. It's very unique and out there for the Strip. And Jose Andres is a literal saint.

Blue Ribbon - fancy diner food and alcoholic shakes.

I'll stop there for now and hit Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Cromwell, Circa, Caesars, Resorts World and Fontainebleau another day.

The hard recommends are Beauty & Essex, Carbone and Bavette's among this group.
I got a pile I was going to add too. I been to most in the lower area and alot up by the Venetian.
 
If you had a show on the Food Network about Vegas dining I would watch it.
Thank you!

This October trip will be my 30th ever, and the 13th just since October 2020 when I decided to go 3x a year. Before my trip last month I was thinking of cutting it down, but as soon as I landed and saw the Strip from the cab that notion was out of my head.

There are a lot more restaurants coming, including my absolute favorite that I've ended 13 of my last 14 trips dining at. And the only reason that it wasn't 14/14 is because I couldn't get a reservation.
 
I was going to hold off on this a bit, but here's the beginning of my dining guide. I figured I'd do it by hotel, starting closest to the the stadium.

Mandalay Bay/Delano
(So disappointed Retro closed, this was the perfect fine dining restaurant for families. It was the Voltaggio brothers doing their take on classic 80s family dinners, but was so good.)

Della's Kitchen - only open for breakfast in the walkway to Delano. Southern breakfast food. They took the crabcake benedict off the menu, which is very disappointing. But their food is pretty legit and strong recommend.

Citizens - skip, it's garbage unless you're in a bind.

Libertine Social - My friend enjoyed his burger. It's slightly elevated bar food, but seemed good quality.

Border Grill - casual Mexican (kind of hidden by the convention center). When I stay at Delano I always stop here first for lunch. It doesn't blow you away, but guac and margaritas is happy food and it's a great way to start a happy trip.

Rivea (and Skyfall) (located on the roof of Delano) - I think it's Alain Ducasse. Mediterranean fine dining. It's very good, but a little out of date. I like a lobster risotto but that's kind of an early 2010's dish that was out of style 10 years ago. BUT the views are incredible. If you're inclined, get a drink at Skyfall, it's a great bar and again, the views are truly special. I'd skip Rivea.

House of Blues - shockingly good bar food.

StripSteak (Michael Mina) - I think it's the most underrated steakhouse with possibly the best sides of all the Vegas steakhouses I've been to. I'm always pleasantly surprised how good it is and wonder why it isn't in my regular rotation.

MGM Grand
Atelier de Joel Robuchon - this and (Joel Robuchon) are among the ultra high end restaurants on the strip and while I loved the meal, I wouldn't need to go back.

Park MGM
Bavettes - THIS IS THE BEST STEAKHOUSE ON THE STRIP, It's a Chicago steakhouse with a 20's speakeasy feel. So rich leather, very dark. Get the salmon Caesar. It's worth it.

Eataly - food hall with lots of solid choices.

Nomad - I've never dined at this location, but went to the original (now closed) NYC location several times. They're famous for the whole chicken. Definitely recommend it.

Aria
Julian Serrano - Spanish tapas. I love the gazpacho and tomato bread.

Javier's - I've never been, but everyone loves it. It's always packed.

Cathedral - I've been to the NYC location. It's fine. Beautiful dining room.

Catch - only been to the NYC location earlier this spring for the first time. I was shocked how much I loved it. I thought it was a lame clubstaurant, but the food was legit.

Carbone - I've never been able to get a reservation in NYC. I have a friend in VIP relations at Park and he could only get me a 5pm dinner. So even in Vegas it's difficult. The veal parm is the best veal parm I've ever had. If you like red sauce Italian, I'm not sure you beat this. It was exponentially better than my Italian grandma's cooking used to be.

Bardot - I've dined here several times. Love a good brasserie. They completely mangled my steak the last time I was there, so it's off my list, but I enjoy it otherwise. Love their escargot.

Cosmo
Chelsea and Boulevard pools - I love the shrimp tacos. I get them pretty much every day for lunch when I stay there.

Scarpetta - very good modern Italian. Much different vibe and style than Carbone.

Momofuku (David Chang)- only went to the NYC location which is now closed, so would recommend if you ever wanted to eat there and didn't get the chance.

Eggsl*t - great breakfast sandwiches. The line is always insane though.

STK - skip it. It's stupid. But if you want a trendy very loud steakhouse, the food is at least good.

China Poblano (Jose Andres) - this is casual. Good for families. It's Chinese and Mexican. Not fusion. It somehow works.

Jaleo (Jose Andres) - similar to Jullian Serrano and not as good. Still tasty.

Beauty & Essex - one of my favorite restaurants on the Strip. I make it there once a year. I absolutely LOVE the bone marrow. It's tapas/shared plates style with an eclectic menu. The beef Wellington is also really awesome. Strong recommend. It's Tao Group, so it's very loud in there.

E by Jose Andres - this is probably approaching $1000/pp at this point. The food is pre-paid, though drinks are added on later. It's a chef's counter in a secret room in Jaleo. It's whimsical food with a changing menu. I have friends who've been there 3 times, I've done it once, they say the menu changes. It's 22 courses of mostly 1-2 bites. It's fun and interactive with the chefs. I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat. I think they seat 24 people a night, so reservations aren't easy. It's very unique and out there for the Strip. And Jose Andres is a literal saint.

Blue Ribbon - fancy diner food and alcoholic shakes.

I'll stop there for now and hit Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Cromwell, Circa, Caesars, Resorts World and Fontainebleau another day.

The hard recommends are Beauty & Essex, Carbone and Bavette's among this group.

One to add for Mandalay - the last time I was there, I had a great meal at KUMI, a Japanese restaurant. Really good steak and seafood. Sushi rolls were great and there are a lot of small plate/shareable options.
 
One to add for Mandalay - the last time I was there, I had a great meal at KUMI, a Japanese restaurant. Really good steak and seafood. Sushi rolls were great and there are a lot of small plate/shareable options.
I genuinely enjoy Japanese food and will go, but it's rare for me to choose it on my own. I've actually been looking at different Japanese restaurants for October because I thoroughly enjoy it.


This is fairly new and I plan on dining here Thursday night. Need something for Saturday though. Sunday I'll do my usual, it's at the point where the bartenders at the bar I go to before my last dinner all recognize me.
 

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