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Vegas Eater Hot List

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It amazes me how little the slot floor layouts change at most strip properties

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 10:06 pm GMT -5

Gordo makes a strong burger

pic posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 03:37 pm GMT -5

Back at the Mirage

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These scallops are raw!

pic posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 03:22 pm GMT -5

Sisters

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Damn tourists

pic posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 01:55 pm GMT -5

The first timers have arrived

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 11:37 am GMT -5

As a former airline employee, we never used to travel during spring break. Fingers crossed, but so far, so good

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 07:45 am GMT -5

Mixed feelings

pic posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 07:15 am GMT -5

Viva Las Vegas

pic posted Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 07:10 am GMT -5

How did I not know about “Country Mike’s Greatest Hits” until today?

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 26th, 2018 09:58 am GMT -5

Back to my childhood

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I’m an outlaw. Quick on the draw. Somethin’ you’ve never seen before…

- N.E.R.D.

quoted Sunday, March 25th, 2018 12:02 am GMT -5

Wild vs. Preds, Audi Edition

story posted Saturday, March 24th, 2018 11:42 pm GMT -5

Tonight’s 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators was a great game for the home team, who are in a tight playoff race. It was also a great game for Colleen and I, as we were invited by my uncle to sit with him in the Audi Quattro seats. These seats are not available for every game (it’s the spot where Pierre McGuire stands between the benches when NBC does the broadcast), but they were up for auction to season ticket holders and my uncle bid and won. This was a good thing, because the face value of $1550 per seat is just a little out of my price range.

We had to register our car ahead of time so we could park where the players park. Our little Honda Civic fit right in with the Mercedes, Audis and the Maserati. Our friendly host for the night, Jared, met us at the loading dock and took us to the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club for dinner. Matt Anderson made an appearance and we had a very nice buffet dinner before down to ice level. The team photographer took shots of us outside the locker room and on the Wild bench before warmups. We also got to watch the team exit the locker room before we hit up the Audi Quattro Club.

Sitting between the two benches was really something else. We couldn’t hear as much banter as I would’ve liked, as the plastic “glass” around us was tall and fairly sound-proof. There were a few f-bombs dropped towards Koivu and Prosser, which was very entertaining. I wish I had a better camera with me than just my phone, but you can see the best shots after the jump.

After the first period, Jared escorted us up to the press box for a tour, which was fun. I’ve been up there before, but never during a game. Got to say hi to Russo in the hallway and took a peek inside their video control room before heading back to the seats (and missing the first Wild goal while riding the elevator back down to main concourse). We skipped going back to the Quattro Club and headed to our car immediately after the game (which had surprise gift bags in the back seat). Nice game experience touches, to be sure…

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The Audi Quattro seats aren’t bad

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, March 24th, 2018 07:16 pm GMT -5

I must be in the front row

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Winter market almost over

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Finally watching Mr. Robot S3 – so cool to see Wallace Shawn

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, March 24th, 2018 10:22 am GMT -5

This chicken > Revival

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Wonder why Liz Phair got booked at Turf Club – could’ve easily sold out a bigger room

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 23rd, 2018 05:35 pm GMT -5

Didn’t totally hate the new room

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She’s my Rushmore…

- Herman Blume

quoted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 11:02 pm GMT -5

Graveyard Club b4 Rushmore

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Rushmore, FTW

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Kindle on, dude

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Ready for prom

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Seems like we nearing the point of TSA Pre✓ saturation

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 06:22 am GMT -5

Watch out, clown

pic posted Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 06:20 am GMT -5

Great day with Young Scott

pic posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 09:33 pm GMT -5

1) Happy the Wild game was nationally televised so I could watch it here, 2) big lightning and thunder outside ⛈

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 19th, 2018 10:14 pm GMT -5

The home of Super Bowl LIII is impressive – thanks to the tech team in Atlanta for the tour and hospitality

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 19th, 2018 03:19 pm GMT -5

I wish we had a restaurant

pic posted Monday, March 19th, 2018 03:01 pm GMT -5

Waiting for Hotlanta

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It takes a special kind of person to be a gate agent at a major airport

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 19th, 2018 06:18 am GMT -5

21st Century Clown

pic posted Monday, March 19th, 2018 06:16 am GMT -5

Thank you, Chef Malone

pic posted Sunday, March 18th, 2018 12:10 pm GMT -5

White people with beards, they ruined everything…

- Glóría Marie Delgado-Pritchett

quoted Sunday, March 18th, 2018 12:30 am GMT -5

Another last minute decision (with an Irish tilt 🍀 🇮🇪)

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, March 17th, 2018 07:22 pm GMT -5

First back of house kitchen shift @bigriverpizza for MK

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, March 17th, 2018 01:09 pm GMT -5

Not your typical day in the hood

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Public Pop-Up

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It’s @shannonlee074 vs. @angelakay629

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I miss the WCHA

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Last minute impulse purchase

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 16th, 2018 03:23 pm GMT -5

A Rick Nelson special

pic posted Friday, March 16th, 2018 11:47 am GMT -5

I think my ideal solution will be take the bike on the train to work, change clothes there, then ride home

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 15th, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5

And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…

- Changes

quoted Thursday, March 15th, 2018 12:00 pm GMT -5

Experimented with riding my bike to work – not super practical, but good exercise and a scenic river route

@kingsbury tweeted Thursday, March 15th, 2018 11:20 am GMT -5

Great dinner at Cafe Alma before heading to the State Theater

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 08:05 pm GMT -5

Finally made it to the “new” side

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No

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Not one to jump on and off the bandwagon, but I don’t think I’ll be wagering any money on the Wild in the playoffs

@kingsbury tweeted Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 10:24 pm GMT -5

Poison, poison, tasty fish

pic posted Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 07:01 pm GMT -5

She’s back running

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Saw a Range Rover ad, built my “ski bum” car for the low, low price of $91,300

@kingsbury tweeted Monday, March 12th, 2018 09:48 pm GMT -5

Thanks, Bill

pic posted Monday, March 12th, 2018 09:42 pm GMT -5

Protein for lunch

pic posted Monday, March 12th, 2018 01:35 pm GMT -5

Longest run since November – six slow miles on the treadmill

@kingsbury tweeted Sunday, March 11th, 2018 07:35 pm GMT -5

Last Day

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I’d say there is a 95% chance daylight savings messes up my train schedule for the 3:30am baseball shift

@kingsbury tweeted Saturday, March 10th, 2018 10:19 pm GMT -5

Turmeric gin, honey, lemon

pic posted Saturday, March 10th, 2018 09:25 pm GMT -5

Not hearing glowing reviews about the newly remodeled Carbone’s on Randolph 😢

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 9th, 2018 07:56 pm GMT -5

I’m sensing that there are a lot of regulars on the 3:32am train

@kingsbury tweeted Friday, March 9th, 2018 03:33 am GMT -5

7 seconds too slow

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Hermantown all the way

pic posted Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 06:05 pm GMT -5

Best hockey tournament in the country – I need one of those 218 Hockey shirts

@kingsbury tweeted Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 05:49 pm GMT -5
 

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