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64: Dining at Wynn Encore, New Year’s Eve with 20-Somethings and Live Video

Because we enjoy having guests at the Whitney Villa, one of the great things about Living in Las Vegas is hosting/entertaining visitors when they come to town.  For today’s Living in Las Vegas Podcast, we first take our kids (who are visiting from California) to Wynn Encore for $ome fancy dining. Then, we review our New Year’s Eve party which brought in nine additional 20-somethings to the house and taught me a bit about bouncing back after puking, that some kids can drink faster than I ever could, and that if you play your cards right, you can get a secret XBOX 360 code for unlimited songs in Rock Star.  Show notes: (Now where did I put my NutriTorture snack bar. . .oh, and there is some swearing in this episode)

  • Weather (getting better) / LiLV Pool (frozen death pond)
  • LiLV Stuff
    • Listener Line: 206.312.0105
    • Sign up for Email Alerts (form all over the website)
  • Adding new Friends is fun!
  • Let’s Talk Twitter (the sign of the devil is upon us)
  • CES 2009
    • Session
    • Show floor
    • Famous Guy
    • Adult Video Expo
  • Blogger Meetup
    • Another Famous Guy
    • Ego bloggers
    • The Scoble Affect
  • WordCamp Las Vegas
    • Good and bad
  • Contributors!
  • The culinary torture that is Nutrisystem
  • Listener Email: Las Vegas Friendliness
  • Dining at Wynn Encore: Botero Steak
  • New Year’s Eve with eleven 20-somethings, streaming video, and chatroom influencers



14 Responses to “64: Dining at Wynn Encore, New Year’s Eve with 20-Somethings and Live Video”

  1. Troy from Las Vegas
    January 12th, 2009 3:18 pm

    “Hi I’m a porn gal. I’m the one that…” Oh my. Working blue this week.

    Isn’t “rode hard and put away wet.” refering to horse riding? What is wrong with that?

  2. Troy from Las Vegas
    January 12th, 2009 3:22 pm

    Was the secret video blogger Ninja? Huh? Huh? I bet it was. We need to know!

  3. ScottW
    January 12th, 2009 3:39 pm

    @troy#1 Agreed. There really is nothing wrong with that term. I believe Melissa’s midwestern background likely contributes to her distain to anything derogatory towards horses. Of course, that’s just a guess.

    @troy#2 I’m afraid that at this moment, I am unable to reveal any of that information. As somebody who was a participant in the video chat extraveganza, your insight may be valuable.

  4. Troy from Las Vegas
    January 12th, 2009 3:39 pm

    Wanted to go to WordCamp but didn’t have the time to take off of work. Figured it may help me with my blog and with http://www.DannyGansSucks.com
    Glad you had a good time there other than the book basher guy.

  5. ScottW
    January 12th, 2009 3:43 pm

    @troy#3 I was very impressed with how well organized it was. @vegasgeek (twitter id) did a great job. I think from a karma perspective, you’re blog is in for a rough road to hoe!!! [grin]

  6. Troy from Las Vegas
    January 12th, 2009 3:54 pm

    If by “video chat extraveganza” you are referring to NYE’s festivities…it was an interesting way to spend time watching people play Guitar Hero on what felt like a security cam. I was only able to hang out for a half hour or so and had to leave just before the game of Zoo.
    Thanks for inviting me into your home at least on the WWW.
    I guess my actual invitation got lost in the mail or something. Otherwise i would have been there in person.
    Well, I have next year to look forward to spending time at the Villa.

    The listener email audios would be great ring tones.

    HEY! Here is a money making venture for you- Create new, hot and fresh ring tones.

    Heather took me to the midwest. the folks there were nice but did stuff WAY to slow for my liking.

  7. Troy from Las Vegas
    January 12th, 2009 4:12 pm

    Well, my personal blog (Which I will PM you the URL) is all about love and butterflies and rainbows and stuff. The Danny Gans one, yeah, not so much.

  8. BC
    January 15th, 2009 8:10 pm

    Too funny about you being so surprised when the end music automatically kicked in after the podcast ran long. I call those kind of events “practical jokes you play on yourself”. Wish you had caught your reaction on video!

  9. ScottW
    January 16th, 2009 10:33 am

    I’m telling you, it scared the CRAP out of me. Funny stuff. Funny you mentioned video. . .stay tuned.

  10. Jay
    January 18th, 2009 12:02 am

    Scott, $100 per person for a nice steak dinner with drinks plus salads and/or desserts is not unusual at the nicer resorts.

    For a Caesar dressing made tableside with all of the correct ingredients, try The Golden Steer. It is on Sahara, just west of the strip, kinda behind that “worlds largest gift shop”. The place has a big model of a cow/steer outside. A tip to make that dinner more enjoyable is to buy a discounted gift certificate from the Radio Shopping Show.

    The Golden Steer has a golden history in Las Vegas. It is classic vintage Las Vegas.

    Let us know what you think…especially about the salad dressing.

  11. ScottW
    January 18th, 2009 12:36 am

    Jay: I believe you’re right regarding the $100/person. . .don’t much LIKE it, but agree.

    The Golden Steer?!? Yes!!! Cesar Salad the way it should be!! It is on my list!

    Radio Shopping Show: we’ve been thinking about doing a show about that…AM, right? Discount tickets for local stuff. . .great idea.

    Thanks, Jay.

  12. Jay
    January 18th, 2009 6:11 pm

    I am making myself hungry for a Golden Steer meal just thinking about it. I really like the old Vegas style of dining even if it isn’t the best steak in town. The REAL Ceasar dressing adds to the atmosphere of vintage Las Vegas service they way it used to be and the way it should be today.

    I have been using the Radio Shopping show for several years. It is normally very good deals. If you listen regularly, get on their email list, be patient, and catch their special deals, you can save even more. They have a few rules one would need to learn and live by. Once you get by that, it is a breeze.

    Also it is not just for locals. A tourist can listen to the show on the internet from their home town and call in and buy stuff for an upcoming trip. They are very good folks to deal with. I’m sure you could score an interview with them.

  13. Troy from Las Vegas
    February 16th, 2009 1:32 pm

    The Golden Steer is awesome.

  14. ScottW
    February 16th, 2009 1:37 pm

    Looks like the Golden Steer is going to have to be on our short list.

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