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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

VegasLinks Q&A With Hunter Hillegas From RateVegas (and a whole shitload of other projects)

The second installment of the Vegas Insider/Webmaster Q&A Series features Hunter Hillegas who operates the Trippie winning Best Vegas Blog TwoWayHardThree also known as the RateVegas Blog. Hunter also developed the iPhone app VegasMate and is part of the team that brought you EncoreOpening. To say that Hunter is a Vegas freak is putting it mildly.

So here we bring you another version of what someone that prides themselves and is a sponge of all things Vegas thinks are the best and worst of the town we love.

Name or Alias


Website URL to link back to


Best Hangover Food/Restaurant

Tied: either the Caribe Cafe at The Mirage or The Peppermill

Best Romantic Spot For Dinner

Country Club at Wynn Las Vegas or Sinatra at Encore Las Vegas

Best Vegas Burger -Money No Object

Not sure that money makes the burgers better - I still think In N' Out is just as good as places like BLT or Burger Bar.

Best Vegas Gourmet Burger

BLT is my favorite of these kinds of places.

Restaurant In Vegas To Eat Your Last Living Meal

Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian

Best Value Hotel Room

These days, just about anywhere.

The Mirage is a good mix of modern amenities and decent value.

Best Upscale Standard Hotel Room

Encore Las Vegas

Best Off Strip Day Excursion Or Adventure

Red Rock

Best On Strip Adventure

Probably depends on how adventurous you are.

Best Place To Drink And Hold A Conversation

If you don't mind the prices, Parasol Up at Wynn Las Vegas

Best Place To Get Your Groove On

If you saw me groove, you'd agree it was a bad idea.

Must Visit Vegas Website Not Including Your Own


Best Vegas Strip Joint

Haven't been to some of the newer ones, even though they're not new anymore...

Anything but Glitter Gulch I guess.

Best Vegas Show

So many different shows, hard to say... For Cirque, I say 'Mystere', 'O' or 'LOVE'.

Best Vegas Upscale Shopping

Via Bellagio

Best Vegas Value Shopping

Value in Vegas? Miracle Mile actually has a bunch of non super-trendy upscale shops.

Most Overrated Restaurant

Olives at Bellagio

Biggest Vegas Rip Off

Anything at a Wynn gift shop.

Best Way For A Tourist To Get To Mandalay Bay From The Airport

A big freaking limo.

Best Way For A Tourist To Get To Wynn From The Airport

A big freaking Rolls Royce Phantom.

Best Vegas Secret That Everyone Should Know About

Never wait in any line to eat - most places have a bar you can sit and eat at if you don't care about getting a table.

Thanks for your responses- Joey

1 comment:

Ann Brewster said...

Great list of links. Thanks.