Where Whales Make Deposits at The Wynn

I had a chance to check out the high rollers room at the Wynn in Las Vegas while I was out there for CES.

While I didn’t drop any coins in the $5000 slot machine, I still made a deposit.

Check out the digs. This is way too classy for the general public. Heck, they’ve got Charmin on those rolls and brass hand rails.

Wynn High Rollers Bathroom

This part confused me. Why is there a plug running into the toilet?

Wynn High Rollers Bathroom

Anyone?

Buffet Dining in Las Vegas

Eating in Las Vegas is always an adventure since there are SOOOOO many options within walking distance at any time.

On my trip last week, my finest meal, and perhaps the best meal I’ve ever eaten was at Emeril’s restaurant in The Venetian: Delmonico Steakhouse. The food, service, and ambiance were top notch. I’d highly recommend this to anyone for when someone else is paying.

You can’t eat like that every night, right? So the next night, I mixed it up by hitting the Paradise Garden Buffet at the Flamingo. Here’s how that went down.

The buffet costs $21.54. It’s extra for alcoholic drinks and you order them at the entrance. When asked if I’d like to order any drinks, I said, “sure, a beer” but the lady working the register, who couldn’t have been a day past 90, didn’t hear me, so I went beer-less.

Once in, the first buffet line I encountered was for seafood. Rock on. I love bulk seafood. Strangely, I couldn’t find the lobster bisque I had the night before at Delmonico’s, but I still managed to put together this platter for myself:

Seafood Buffet

That turned into this:

Seafood Buffet Aftermath

After the seafood, I was ready to head back for more. You have to get your money’s worth, right? Then I remembered a tactic Dusty Olson taught me at Grand Casino, Hinckley: Break up the main courses with desserts so you don’t bonk. Keep your blood sugar high or you’ll stall out.

With that in mind, I attacked the desert bar and found these goodies:

Buffet Deserts

The cheesecake sucked. Actually, everything but the cookie sucked. And I had to take the chocolate off the top of two items since I’m off caffeine this month. The cookies was oatmeal raisin.

Once my failed dessert effort was over, it was time for another round. Here’s what I found:

Prime Rib

How was it? Consider how far the bar was lowered by the dessert course, not bad at all. The most surprising thing was the intensity of the horseradish. That stuff packed a punch and made a grown man cry.

Sadly, there are no more chapters to this story. Had I had a Segway, I would have been able to take down an additional course or two and still make it back to my room but it wasn’t meant to be.

Would I recommend the Paradise Garden Buffet? Let’s put it this way: I didn’t get sick. Also, I hear that you can see flamingos in the . . . Paradise Garden during the day. That could be a draw for flamingo lovers who’re willing to put pink bird above their taste buds.

No Small Bills, Please

No Small Bills, Please, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Twenties are such a burden for a high roller like me. Luckily, the ATM machines at the Hilton Las Vegas only spit out $100’s.

AVN Seminar Schedule

AVN Seminar Schedule, originally uploaded by edkohler.

The other trade show in Las Vegas this week is kicking off with a seminar on “The Selling and Marketing of Adult Toys and Novelties.” That’s not to be missed.

Approaching Las Vegas

Approaching Las Vegas, originally uploaded by edkohler.

This was almost the last picture I ever took based on the landing we had today only minutes later. The plane tilted to the right as it was about to land, came down on the right wheel, pivoted right, and almost left the runway.

The pilot got the wheels down, leading to a series of high speed S-turns down the runway while people lost their cookies in coach.

I opened my air vent once it was clear that we were going to live, only to smell a fresh bile scent blasting through the vent.

Memorable, to say the least.

Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Grabbing some old skool Vegas footage for the vids. They have $1 hot dogs all over the place down here. Definetely not The Strip.

Las Vegas Taxi Line

Las Vegas Taxi Line, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Vegas knows how to move people. Check out this line for taxis at the airport. It looks horrible, but with 19 taxi queues, things moved pretty darn fast.

They also know how to move money out of people’s wallet’s here. I haven’t spent any money yet, but still feel like my wallet is thinner.

Ben Betting the House

Ben became transfixed by a slot machine propped in front of him at the Las Vegas Airport. While riding a Cinnabon high, he pulled out $10 and went to work on his next million. Watch the video to find out how that worked out for him:

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Let that be a lesson for all of you.