This past May 2022 we finally made it back to Vegas due to the COVID restrictions throughout our world. Three years later, we landed in our playland, Las Vegas.
This time, we spent more time downtown Las Vegas, then on the strip. However, we did stay at The Wynn in the Encore Towers, simply because it was on our list of resorts to stay at before the epidemic broke out.
We have so many new and established resorts to try out ; and the list keeps getting longer. For one, we like to stay at :
As you already know, we’re from Canada, so visiting Vegas can be a costly adventure, due to rising gas prices. Flights are constantly rising in Canada, making our trips fewer then past visits. Patricia and I have been going to Vegas since the late 1980’s ; back then, we would visit Vegas two or three times a year.
Interesting fun fact : In the ‘80’s we had to take a flight to Salt Lake City, then to Las Vegas. Today, we are spoiled with direct flights from major cities in Canada.
The costs are going up, but Vegas Resorts are doing everything in their power to invite you. They are using comps or great room rates, to entice you to stay on their property.
Downtown Las Vegas isn’t any different.
Oscars Steakhouse and Plaza Hotel and Casino
During our latest visit, we had to go Downtown Las Vegas ( #DTLV ) to see all the improvements in the past five years. Sad to say, it’s been five years since we went down Fremont Street. Fortunate, we were also invited by CEO Jonathan Jossel of The Plaza Hotel and Casino to celebrate our 43rd anniversary at Oscars Steakhouse. Both, Patricia and I are indeed grateful ; this is what we said :
“ I would like to personally thank plaza CEO Jonathan and Oscars professional staff for a wonderful Anniversary dinner on May 28th 2022. The 14 oz Steak with Béarnaise sauce and the 16 oz Prime Rib with Au jus, were both presented to perfection 🙌 .
We also had the privilege to meet Manager James Phillips.
On top of the great dinner, Johnathan presented our 43 rd Anniversary above Oscars in neon lights, “ Happy 43 rd Anniversary Bari and Patricia”. 🥂 Can you imagine the surprise to see our names in neon lights.
WOW ! We are both so humbled and grateful for the special attention that was given to us by Johnathan and the hardworking hospitality team of Chefs, maître d' and servers. Bravo ! 👏👏👏
Truly, the menu is outstanding and I would highly recommend your next special occasion at Oscars Steakhouse, The Plaza Hotel and Casino.
Oscars Steakhouse dining atmosphere is simply superb, overlooking Fremont Street, adding to a tranquil evening with your partner. Make your next occasion by reserving with Oscar Downtown Las Vegas.
Thank you so much Johnathan 🙏
Vegas Reviews / aka Bari and Patricia “
The time and detail to our anniversary at Oscars Steakhouse is indeed special to us, and we will remember it forever.
Did you know Plaza Hotel and Casino officially turned 50 years old on July 2, 2021 ?
The downtown property was once known as The Union Plaza, when it opened its doors on July 2, 1971, referred to the Union Pacific railroad station. Since then, the Plaza has gone through amazing changes from the past to present, thanks to CEO Jonathan Jossel and UK investors. Jonathan and his diligent team have turned Plaza around for the better, understanding his customers to the T.
Simply a genius to have lawyer Oscar Goodman promote the Oscars Steakhouse, featuring “Oscars Dinner Series” on a monthly bases. We all heard of Oscar Goodman, past mayor of City of Las Vegas, plus he was an attorney defending clients, such as Chicago mobster, Anthony “ Tony the Ant” Spilotro. You must of seen the movie “ Casino” where the character Nicky Santoro was in fact based on Spilotro, by the one and only, incredible actor, Joe Pesci.
Did you know Oscar Goodman did cameo appearances too ?
Mr Goodman also invited the actors of Casino to his home, for a nice celebration dinner of the movie. I hear Oscars neighbour, Steve Wynn wanted to crash the party - lol.
With all the recent improvements to the Plaza Hotel and Casino, it’s clear, Vegas Lovers groups, like us are sure to stay and spend our vacations. Just recently, the famous “Vegas Confessions Podcast” Julian Romero stayed at Plaza Hotel to give his podcast listeners an inside view of the Plaza. It will be interesting to see his take.
But wait ! There’s more ! Did you know Johnathan and his team also have a Podcast called,” On the Corner of Mainstreet Podcast “. Here’s the inside scoop :
“ On the Corner of Mainstreet Podcast provides an inside scoop on everything Downtown Las Vegas. From gaming and special events to new projects and the growing art scene, hear straight from the amazing people who are making downtown Las Vegas a unique and fast-growing destination. Recorded at the Plaza Hotel & Casino – on the corner of Main Street – Plaza CEO Jonathan Jossel will be joined by special guests, including gaming industry leaders, entertainers, local officials and downtown partners, who will share their own exclusive and often entertaining perspective on where Vegas got its start and where it’s going now.
Hosted by Lisa Melmed, Johnathan Jossel and Gary Vickery. “
Tune into “ On the Corner of Mainstreet Podcast to learn everything that’s happening in Downtown Las Vegas. The introduction of the Podcast is very clever — hear it for yourself— Click HERE.
There are so many cool things happening in Vegas, it’s hard to keep up. As a Vegas Lover, I’m always intrigued with the new changes, and look forward to my next stay in wonderful Las Vegas. Be sure, to make your next stay at The Plaza Hotel and Casino. As well, check out the mural artwork on the building and take a dip at the pool. Don’t forget to book a Cabana, it’s one of the better priced Cabanas around.
I hope you enjoyed my latest blog about Downtown Las Vegas, Oscars Steakhouse and the amazing Plaza Hotel and Casino. Please take the time to join us all on Twitter :
- @plazapod ( On the Corner of Mainstreet Podcast )
- @PlazaLasVegas ( The Plaza Hotel and Casino)
- @JonathanJossel (CEO Jonathan Jossel )
- @vegasreviewsvg - that’s me
- @Vegasconfesspod ( Julian )
Vegas Reviews/ aka Bari
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