The first of two Cracker Barrel Resturants in Las Vegas opened its doors today to a small crowd who braved the heat. Situated at the end of the parking area, just down from the Bass Pro Shops at the Silverton Casino, sits the 10,000 square foot store, slash country store. Popular in the south with 639 locations in 43 states. For us in Las Vegas, the nearest Cracker Barrel … [Read more...] about Welcome to Las Vegas Cracker Barrel!
Recently Miss Debbie and I were downtown taking care of a little traffic court situation and we went to the Golden Gate Casino for some breakfast. While sitting in the diner, I was reflecting on how that used to be one my all time favorite places to go and to tell my tour guests to go for dining and gambling. Then came Derek Stevens and company and the changes he … [Read more...] about I’m Still Mad at Derek Stevens
Back in 1998, Phil Ruffin wandered into Las Vegas and plunked down $100 million for the New Frontier hotel and casino. Ten years later he sold most of the property and the hotel for over $1 Billion and left town, smiling all the way. The biggest concern most people had with the transaction was “What about Gilley’s?” The famous countrified Honky-Tonk inside the old place. … [Read more...] about Gilley’s is now open!
The year is quickly coming to an end and Las Vegas always slows down for a few weeks. But Not Before NASCAR, NFR and Garth Brooks hit the Strip. Plus that big white elephant, City Center opens. Links and Notes from this Podcast A Cruise to Die For. Dennis Griffin Look for more notes to come. The Grind, gourmet burger bar Great food for a price. Good marketing?? Vegas has … [Read more...] about 111: Things from the Strip. NASCAR, NFR, Garth & More