Here are a few more statements I know are true but can not
prove. Anyway, beats my having to work.
1) The best baby back ribs in Las Vegas
are still located at TCís Rib Crib.
However, TCís has moved. The new
location is at 3655 South Durango Blvd.
The phone number is 702-451 RIBS (7427).
While you are here for the convention
give them a try. Carryout is no problem!
I receive nothing for this endorsement
and as always would take nothing.
2) I read in our local paper the Review
Journal Las Vegas is increasing room
rates for the 2011 Memorial Day weekend.
Occupancy for certain days is supposedly
96%. O.K. If you believe that (occupancy
at 96%) I have other useless and
questionable information to share with
3) I remember when the Elardiís ďMomĒ
and Tom owned the Silver Slipper and the
Frontier. They made a management
decision to tear down the Silver Slipper
and rebuild it. Guess what? It never got
rebuilt. I can remember inside the
Frontier Hotel & Casino a model exhibit
of the new ďSilver SlipperĒ coming soon.
Now you want to talk about brilliant
management decisions. This one takes the
cake. They tear down the Slipper one of
the few casinos with a gaming license
not requiring hotel rooms...a very
profitable enterprise and then...do not
rebuild it. You just got to love it!
4) Speaking of tearing down hotels and
not rebuilding anything on the land...so
went the Frontier. You canít blame this
one on the Elardiís. Yes, there are
others who do not make very good
management decisions. Where is that San
Francisco based theme hotel and casino
that was promised to be built?
5) Iíll miss the Sahara. Had many an
early morning talk with Red Foxx in the
Keno lounge while waiting for the
accounting department to open. Man, that
guy could blow money on Keno. He had no
groupie following just him and me
sipping coffee and shooting the bull. I
donít believe Red could do that today.
The tourists wouldnít let him.
6) The Silver City had the best free
popcorn in Las Vegas. I donít know what
they did to it...but it was something
else! It made me and other locals go
there just for the popcorn. It must have
been the type of oil they used. Of
course, one could stop at the Paulson
store located in the shopping mall.
7) I really miss the boxing matches at
the ďboatĒ, the Slipper and the
Hacienda. The Hacienda had the best
hotdogs on fight night. The ďdogsĒ were
so thick they barely fit in the bun.
Jimmy Montoya out of California would
bring his stable of fighters to the
Slipper. The fights were held upstairs
in a close smoky setting. I remember one
of the Silver Slipper security guards
would be on the card. One could get a
quality ring side seat for $15.00 at any
of the three places. It was fun for
young and old. One of the Mills brothers
was always in attendance. Guess what?
None of the places had a night club.
8) Spragg will make a fine club
Secretary. In conjunction with the rest
of the board our organization should
have some real quality changes. This is
a good board not afraid to implement new
ideas. From time to time they may
stumble but they will just keep plugging
along. Change is not necessarily
bad...if it is implemented with
understanding and care.
9) I hope the food at the banquet will
be better than in the past. I know last
year some individuals honestly liked the
food. I didnít, neither did any of the
other individuals at my table. I really
have a difficult time understanding how
we lose money on the banquet. I guess
itís my accounting background. At $45.00
a person I donít expect filet but I do
expect something edible. How about
carved roast turkey at a carving
station? Maybe we should consider going
back to wine and cheese.
10) I miss the hamburgers from the old Caesar Palace sports
book. This is when Caesars was owned by
the Pearlman brothers. The brothers who
started Lums restaurants in California.
The burgers just seemed to taste better
than any others. The wait was like any
hour to get one because the chef in the
tiny cooking area couldnít fit anymore
than a dozen at a time on the grill. It
was served with grilled onions and
anything else you wanted on it. Ah, the
good ole days!