Oct 31, 2014

Tim McGraw in Laughlin; expected to be Sold Out!


Tim McGraw

SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN TOUR

November 8, 2014
Laughlin Event Center
Laughlin, NV

It is looking like the Tim McGraw show will be sold out.  

Right now (as of Oct. 31st) a check of the Laughlin Event Center website showed only 6 tickets left in the $350 seats.   Of course, you can check with your favorite hotel/casino for tickets/packages.   

Tickets available at laughlineventcenter.com as of Oct. 31st. 


The opening band will be Drake White and The Big Fire. 

The event starts at 8 pm; Gates open 6:30 pm 

Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 35 No. one singles.  He's won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors.    

Reminder:  There is no on site parking at the Laughlin Event Center.  Hotels and Casinos generally operate shuttle service (free) and there is parking at the mall.  It is also a short walk (albeit uphill on the way) from Casino Drive.  In the past they have also closed Bruce Woodbury from Casino Drive to Thomas Edison from 4pm to 11pm on the night of concerts.  We expect this will be the case again for this concert. 
  
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Oct 30, 2014

New Items at the Cove Bar and Lounge


The Cove Bar and Lounge
Aquarius Resort Casino

In the past we have mentioned the Cove Bar and Lounge as a good place for drinks and appetizers.

We stopped in the Cove to have a very early nightcap and saw they expanded and changed their appetizer menu lightly.  Four new items included Kobe Beef Sliders, Bonsai Buffalo Wings, Pan Seared Dates, and Prosciutto and Asparagus Twists.  The Zucchini Fritte (which we loved) and the Sweet Potato Fries (never tried) appeared to be taken off.


Partial Menu at the Cove 





A Naked Margarita and a Bloody Mary later our order of the Kobe Beef Sliders and
Wings arrived.

Kobe Beef Sliders
The Kobe Beef Sliders were excellent, although we would of preferred them just a tiny
bit more medium instead of well done.  Two sliders come per order.  One slider is topeed with a ring of grilled pineapple and teriyaki.  The second one has bacon and cheddar.  It was tough to choose
which one was better but we both agreed on the Pineapple one.  We would definitely order
them again.  Price $11 and comes with a small side of hand cut fries.

Bonsai Buffalo Wings
The Bonsai Buffalo Wings are described on the menu as Jumbo wings with a cool cucumber dill sauce with a Wasabi kick.  They were large wings, 5 to an order.  The breading and wings themselves were infused with the sauce, which had a good flavor and just the right amount of kick.  The cool cucumber dill sauce on the side complimented it well.  For our personal taste they were just a bit less
crisp than we like our wings. Mostly due to the breading. The chicken was cooked throughout and was tasty.  Would we order them again?  Possibly, but with a request to make sure they are a bit crispier.  A side of celery or carrot sticks with them would of been a nice touch too.  Luckily for us plenty of celery comes with the Bloody Mary. Price $11 is a little bit high for just 5 wings.

Next time we will try the other two new items we saw--the Pan Seared Dates and Prosciutto and Asparagus.

Our server was extremely friendly and in spite of how busy it was this night, she was very prompt
and attentive.

They have many specialty Martini's on the drink menu too.  If you like it sweet then the Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini is a must try.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini

Cove Hours are:
Bar Open - Monday through Thursday - Noon to 11pm    Friday through Sunday - 9am to midnight 
Appetizers - Daily - 4pm to 9pm
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Full disclosure - we often get complimentary tickets from the AcePlay players club which can be used at the Cove or Duet.  These can be earned for players who get to the green or red levels and are given out weekly.  Would we go to the Cove without them? Perhaps, but not as often if we had to pay full price. Still, we do find it a good place for drinks, big appetizers that are share-able.  They also have tv's and some music (weekends). The lounge is also non-smoking and located steps off the Riverwalk.    

Oct 29, 2014

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Up; as Nevada is down



Laughlin, Nevada

Laughin Gaming Revenue Up as overall Nevada revenue is down.

The recent release of numbers by the Nevada Gaming Control Board showed Laughlin had a gaming revenue of $34,410,452, which is an increase of  3.92 percent for September (2014).

This is good news for Laughlin as overall Nevada gaming revenue dropped 5.96 percent.

This also was much better for Laughlin after two previous months of lower revenue:

August 2014 showed a drop of 6.64 percent.
July 2014 showed a drop of 0.7 percent.

The following are the gaming revenue percentages for September for:

Boulder Strip        +14.28%
Laughlin                +3.92%
Mesquite          +1.19%
North Las Vegas        +0.59%
Downtown Las Vegas   -3.98%
Las Vegas Strip       -12.12%




*Numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.

For all the numbers see the Gaming Control Press Release here (a pdf file).



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Oct 27, 2014

Laughlin River Lodge Gaming to Start November 1st

Laughlin, NV

With the anticipated start of gaming* at the Laughlin River Lodge less than a week away we took a look at how things were progressing.

*Gaming is to start November 1st at 8am.  There will be no live table games or poker room


(click or tap any image for a larger view)



Most of the gaming floor is now filled with slot and video style machines.  They are well spaced out with plenty of room between the stations.  Chairs were still in boxes ready to be unpacked and added to the floor. 







In addition to the main floor there are two Dotty's sections to the floor.  The first one is just past the bar on the main floor and is enclosed by glass doors.  Perhaps this one will be the non-smoking Dottys?  That is our guess.  A peek inside showed it seems to look like the other Dotty's parlours we have visited in Henderson and like the one in Boulder City.    They have a old fashioned homey cafe look to them with plants, tables, bookshelves and a main amenities/snack/drink section.  These following three pictures are how the Dotty's in the Hacienda (soon to be Hoover Dam Lodge) looks. Owned by the same people.  They are not exactly how the one in the Laughlin River Lodge will look but should be similar. 


Dotty's in Boulder City


Dotty's in Boulder City


Dotty's in Boulder City

The Dotty's is where the old River Palms Bingo room was, just past the hotel registration desk.  They have now opened up that room and taken the glass doors off. 


The flyer that the Laughlin River Lodge sent out do not specify the name of their Players Club. They simply say "Laughlin's Newest and Most Rewarding Player's Club".  Inquires we made on the Laughlin Buzz Facebook group received the information that the Players Club will be a Dotty's.  We were told if you already have a Dotty's card you are good to go.


A sign in the hotel confirmed the Dotty's Players Club.


Here is a copy of the flyer the Laughlin River Lodge sent out talking about the opening on November 1, 2014.  Click on it for a larger view. 



Nothing had changed on the lower floor.  Denny's and the Lodge are the open restaurants.  Be sure to check times and dates as November 1st gets here.   The Buffet had lights on and some workers in it. The sign said opening soon.


On the outside the signs are slowly being changed.  They tore the River Palms section of the main sign off and it remains skeletal on top. 



The main section of the hotel also had the River Palms wording and logo taken off.  No mention of the Laughlin River Lodge yet but we assume there will be some kind of a paint job to remove the large sun emblem and make it match the rest of the decor.


Of course, you can still the see outline remnants of the River Palms on the building. 


The side of the building (facing the Riverwalk) has had the River Palms wording removed nicely. 


In the back of the hotel, the River Palms emblem way up on top was still in place.  Bullhead City, AZ can still look and see the River Palms. 



For more pictures and info about the Laughlin River Lodge we also posted an earlier update of the progress here.   A sample of the refurbished room is pictured there as well. 

For a sneak preview of the Laughlin River Lodge including comments and pictures (courtesy of Joe K.) visit the Laughlin Buzz facebook group here:  Facebook Group for Laughlin

We are looking forward to the opening on November 1st and will share more then!

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Oct 26, 2014

2014 Community Achievement Award Winners



Laughlin, Nevada

The 17th Annual Community Achievement Awards banquet took place last night at the the Aquarius Casino Resort.

Fred Doten was named Citizen of the Year 

Fred Doten is the Chairman of the Laughlin Town Advisory Board as well as a member of the Public Works Committee. He is the Commander and historian for American Legion Post 60 and serves at the district, state and national levels. He also is  active in VFW Post 243, Purple Heart Post 730, the Disabled American Veterans, West Point Society of Las Vegas and Elks Lodge 2872. 

The other awards went to:

Youth Citizen of the Year 
Michael Cordero, Laughlin Junior/Senior High School

Spirit of Arizona Award
Jack Hakim, Bullhead City Mayor

Spirit of the Colorado River Award
Karole Finkelstein

Public Service Award
Emily Fromelt, Bullhead City Police Department

Civic Service Award
Kathleen Bruck, Bullhead City Council Member

Humanitarian Award 
Shelley Gibson

Community/Social Service Organization Award  
WestCare

Educator of the Year 
Alise Andrews, Laughlin Junior/Senior High School, performing arts teacher

Tourism Award
Jeff Pfeiffer, Exec. V.P. / General Manager of the Colorado Belle and Edgewater Casino Resorts

Small Business of the Year
Sunridge Village

Large Business of the Year
Aquarius Resort Casino

Communications Award
Lance Ross, Valley View Medical Center (Fort Mohave) director of community relations and marketing

Green Business Award
Harrah’s Laughlin was named winner of the Green Business Award.

Entrepreneur Award
Cassandra Schuster, owner and operator of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory of Laughlin


Congratulations to the award winners and all the nominees.  Great job serving your community!



Oct 24, 2014

LIFF 2014 Winners Announced

3rd Annual Laughlin International Film Festival  - 2014 Winners

In a ceremonay at the Tropicana Laughlin’s Pavilion Ballroom the winners of the four day festival were announced. 


For Immediate Release:

Winners announced for Laughlin Film Festival

LAUGHLIN, Nev. – Team LIFF is proud to announce the winners for the third annual Laughlin International Film Festival, which was held from Oct. 16-19, 2014.

“We are so pleased with the turn out we have had this year,” said Erik Karsen Puhm, director of LIFF. “There were so many great film entries submitted and we hope to keep seeing it grow as we prepare for next year.”

The event kicked off on Oct. 16 with the red carpet premiere of “Deuce of Spades” a hot-rod 1950's era film by French filmmaker Faith Granger. Following the film Granger answered several questions from the packed audience and signed autographs.

“It is a joy to see these movies have a good audience showing. It helps support those who create these independent movies,” said Dave Davidson, director of operations for the film fest. “We'd love to see more local filmmakers involved and get a chance to show their masterpieces.”

And that is just what two Needles residents did over the weekend.

Brian Brown, a third year LIFF participant previewed his fourth film “Verdict”, while newcomer Andrea Z. Smith premiered her first-ever crime documentary “Verdict: The Terrifying Story of Sunny Coleman”.

Over the four days, participants got to attended close to 75 films, workshops, social events, awards dinner and director panel breakfast.

The winners of the 2014 Laughlin International Film Festival are as follows:

Best Short Documentary—Jesse and the Fountain of Youth--directed by Tracey Anarella
Best Web Series—Royals the Series--directed by Niki koss
Best Soundtrack/Score—Moustache—directed by Carl Evans
Best Experimental Work—Only in LA—directed by Jus Riddick
Best Animation Video—I Need My Monster—directed by Stephen Baker
Best Music Video—Look Away-by Eliza
Best Local Film—Verdict—directed by Brian Lee Brown
Outstanding Production Value—What Future—directed by Harry Kakatsakis
Best Cinematic Film—Our Father—directed by Linda Palmer
Best Storytelling—The Long Wait—directed byWolfgang Bodison
Best Ensemble Cast—Goin' Guerilla—directed by James Christopher
Best Thriller/Horror—Antisocial Behavior—directed by Kenneth Guertin
Humanitarian Award—One in a Million—directed by Trevor Baierl
Best Lead Actress—Christina Harding for Moustache
Best Lead Actor—Michael Gross for Our Father
Best Comedy Film—The Backseat—directed by Ryan O'Leary
Best Drama Film—The Badger Game—directed by Joshua Wagner
Harry “Bud” Holland Award—Victim: The Terrifying Story of Sunny Coleman by Andrea Zindel-Smith
Best University Film—A Plush Life—directed by Bryn Hubbard
Tropicana Award/Best University Film—Into the Silent Sea—directed by Andrej Landin
Best International Short Film—Remembering the Fallen—directed by Julien Grincajgier
Best International Documentary—Shunned—directed by Janice Villarosa
Best International Narrative Film—Blackbird—directed by Jamie Chambers
2014 LIFF Pick—Deuce of Spades—directed by Faith Granger
LIFF Director Award—Penance—directed by Jeff Wolfe
Best U.S. Short Film—Premium Harmony—directed by Daniel Algarin and Toby Louie
Best U.S. Narrative Feature—Three Holes, 2 Brads and a Smoking Gun—directed by Hilarion Banks
Best U.S. Documentary—Music City USA—directed by Chris McDaniel
LIFF 2014 Grand Jury Award—Moustache—directed by Carl Evans

The winners for Audience Pick Feature Film and Short Film were not yet announced at press time.



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Lost in the Outback (Again)



If you are into a really good steak in Laughlin and stop in the Outback Steakhouse, disappointment might be your dinner companion. But if you want what seems to be the fast food of steak you can find it at there.  Sadly, the prices are not that of fast food either.

After the visit one of our guests said:

Outback Steakhouse is to Steak as the Olive Garden is to Italian Food*

The Outback we recently visited is in the Aquarius Resort Casino in Laughlin Nevada.  As one walks in you are welcomed with a nicely and recently remodeled restaurant.  The location is steps off the Casino floor and even features patio seating virtually steps from the gaming tables and machines.

Despite the new decor there has not been any additional attention to the quality of the food.

After swearing off eating at this particular location, we have been back a couple times.  Each time we have re-visited it was out of convenience or because friends or guests wanted to eat there.

Want to know why we vowed not to return in the past?  Check Here   Or Here 

Be warned, lines are usually long. Especially on weekends. They weren't this time as it was early dinner on a weeknight. We got seated right away. Lines are usually long most likely because of the convenience factor we mentioned or that it always seems like it would be a good place to eat.  +See a suggestion of ours at the end of this review.

The menu selection is as good just as at any Outback Steakhouse.  After all it is a chain. Our service this time was better than in the past. Our only complaint was that the food came out too fast.  Salads were out before we finished appetizers.  Main meals were dropped off while we were only half done with salads.

The Food:


We had enjoyed the Ahi Tuna appetizer in the past at the Outback.  Although it wasn't as good as the one we had at the Saltgrass Steakhouse (Golden Nugget Laughlin).  We had also tried the Crab & Avacado stack before and enjoyed it. Based on this the Great Barrier Trio Appetizer sounded like a good choice.

Advertisement for the Great Barrier Trio Appetizer

The actual Great Barrier Trio Appetizer

The Great Barrier Trio appetizer is described on the menu as Sashimi-style Ahi Tuna with a drizzle of soy dressing, crispy coconut shrimp and a mini version of the tasty Crab & Avocado Stack.

None of us liked it.  The coconut shrimp were semi-crispy and not very large, only 3.  The stack was very light on the crab and tasteless.  The Ahi Tuna was terrible, one bite each and we left the rest.  It was a texture thing, although it wasn't unfresh, it didn't seem quite right.  Pieces wouldn't even cut easily.  Apparently this is new and for a limited time.  Good thing. We won't ever have it again and now won't even try the regular Ahi Tuna here.  Hopefully, it doesn't ruin Ahi Tuna for us everywhere.  This was a bad start. $12.99 for an appetizer to share isn't terrible if it is good.  This wasn't.

Luckily, there were drinks and a Fosters to get the bad taste of the tuna out of our mouth.

Salads were dropped off quickly, which in this case wasn't so bad since the appetizer was so bad.  We have come to realize the single best thing you can order at the Outback Steakhouse is a salad.
The best part of the Outback Steakhouse

Not sure if their blue cheese is really from a Danish Island but it tops a very nice salad.  They do charge you additional for the Premium salad.


As usual the Pecan Blue Cheese Chopped Salad was very good.  However, they seem to have downsized it a bit since the last time we visited.


 We were surprised to see the steak and lobster tail special on the menu.

The Advertisement for Victoria's Filet Mignon
and Lobster at Outback Steakhouse

The actual Victoria's Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail Served
Sometimes at various Outback locations, including this one in Laughlin, the specials advertised in the media are not available.  

Our party ordered:

  • Sirloin and Lobster Tail 
  • Filet and Lobster Tail (2 orders)
  • Baby Back Ribs

We advised our guest to get the Victoria's Filet Mignon instead of the Sirloin.  Years ago we used to love the Outback Special Sirloin. The past few times we had it the quality is just low.  Usually the Filet is much better. Not great but better.

This time taking just a couple bites it is obvious this is just not great steak. Both cuts of steak seemed almost the same.  The Filet was slightly better but had a far too mushy texture and both steaks had virtually no seasoning. The sides, Baked Potato and Broccoli was average. They could of trimmed the long stems on the Broccoli a bit.

The lobster tail was small, perhaps 4 oz., and slightly overcooked, dry and not very sweet tasting. Searching for a word to describe it the best that comes to mind is unspectacular.  The $26.99 tab for steak and lobster seems reasonable and the meal isn't terrible or worth sending back but the quality and satisfaction isn't there. We started thinking of all the other things we could of gotten elsewhere for the same price. The steaks we made on the grill at home a couple weeks ago were much better.

The Ribs were surprisingly tender and fall off the bone good.


As we had experienced it before we knew that their BBQ sauce wasn't our favorite.  Too much bite covering up the flavor of the ribs. But this is a matter of personal preference. The ribs were good enough to make it worth ordering.  The plate the ribs and fries were served on was far too small. Nothing was given to put the bones in and to top it off the server put the wet napkins under the ribs on the plate.  Why?
Discovered under the rack of ribs
Ribs are Full order 20.99 1/2 order 16.49  The Aussie fries were tasteless and served only semi-warm and lacked seasoning.

Our server went through the motions of asking us if we wanted dessert, but didn't ask if we wanted more drinks previously. We declined and paid our bill.

Our Recommendation:

Overall the prices are too high for the quality of food.

When enough time passes we tend to forget why we said "No More" Outback.  We just got another reminder.

Go for a salad.
Go for a drink.
Skip the Steak.

How long can we stay away this time?

*No offense to Olive Garden or Outback Steakhouse lovers. This is our opinion based on our tastes and preferences. Your results may vary depending on your own! 

+ If you have to or want to eat at the Aquarius, the Vineyard restaurant is a few steps beyond the Outback Steakhouse. For virtually the same price you can get a far better quality dinner.  In a nice, quiet location with good service.  Yes, it is primarily an Italian spot but they also have steak, fish and other choices.   Keep in mind they are closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, at the Cove Lounge they offer the same appetizers that are served at the Vineyard (after 4pm).  

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Oct 20, 2014

Just announced- Alan Jackson in Laughlin. Again.

Laughlin, NV

Alan Jackson will be at the Laughlin Event Center on February 21, 2015



Tickets go on sale at the end of October.   As of today it is not yet listed on the Laughlin Event Center website. 

We did see on the official Alan Jackson site this ticket information:

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Laughlin Events Center
Laughlin, NV
Fan Club Presale begins Tuesday, October 21st at 10 a.m thru Wednesday October 22nd at 5 p.m., (Local Venue Time)

VIP Packages Presale Begin Tuesday, October 21st at 10am

Public Onsale - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fan Club Members: Front Row/Pit Ticket Sign Up available until 02/09/15.

Fan Club members get preferred seating to many of Alan's shows and chances to win free tickets and MORE!  JOIN NOW

- See more at: http://www.alanjackson.com/tour.html?dc_id=4710#sthash.xpxlfYde.dpuf
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Alan Jackson just did a show at the Laughlin Event Center on May 17th of this year. 

Apparently, Laughlin is a hot Alan Jackson market and part of his tour.  If you are a fan watch the Laughlin Event Center website or check with local Casino's for packages/tickets.   You may even want to join the fan club listed above to get tickets even earlier. 

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Oct 19, 2014

Laughlin Outlet Mall Sold

Laughlin, Nevada


Laughlin Preferred Outlet Mall Sold

The Laughlin mall has a new owner and will soon have a new name: 

Priceless Outlets of Las Vegas at Laughlin

Priceless Outlets of Las Vegas at Laughlin, LLC, a member of the Moonbeam Capital Investments group of companies, purchased the mall on October 9, 2014. 

Moonbeam Capital Investments is based out of Las Vegas and has already has a track record of successful revitalization of projects similar to the Laughlin mall. 

We believe this is a wonderful thing for the mall, which has steadily lost stores and generally seems very empty except on weekends.   Hopefully the new owners will attract some fresh, new tenants and even improve the food court and services offered. 

No word has been received on when the re-branding and new name will take place.


Below is the official company Press Release announcing the sale:


Laughlin Outlet Center Has a New Owner
Moonbeam Capital Investments 
For Immediate Release
Laughlin Outlet Center Has a New Owner
October 9, 2014—Laughlin, Nevada, on the banks of the Colorado River, is one of the most visited casino and resort destinations in the Silver State.  Soon, there will be another reason to visit Laughlin.
On October 9, Priceless Outlets of Las Vegas at Laughlin LLC, a member of the Moonbeam Capital Investments group of companies, purchased the Laughlin Outlet Center, located on South Casino Drive across from the Aquarius Casino Resort.
“The Laughlin Outlet Center is in a prime location,” stated Steven Maksin, CEO of Moonbeam Capital Investments, “and has a lot of potential. Moonbeam will be deploying its in house expertise and resources in management, leasing and marketing to assist in turning the property around. We will evaluate the needs of the community, tourists and tenants and develop the right strategy to make this once again one of the main shopping destinations of Las Vegas.  To start, we will re-brand the Center as the Priceless Outlets of Las Vegas at Laughlin”.
Las Vegas-based Moonbeam Capital Investments is one of the fastest growing, unleveraged, private equity funds in the country.  Moonbeam specializes in acquiring delinquent commercial real estate loans and underperforming assets and focuses on stabilizing and enhancing its properties as long-term investments. Over the last few years, Moonbeam has acquired more than 50 properties totaling over 13 million square feet of gross leasable area, including enclosed malls, shopping centers, office buildings, an apartment building and a hotel.
Moonbeam has already had several notable success stories.  At the Greeley Mall in Greeley, Colorado, sales have been trending up every year and are now at a pre-recession high.  At Spectrum Plaza near Houston, Texas, physical and economic occupancy increased from 30% to over 87% in the first few months of ownership.
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Oct 16, 2014

Buffalo's: Unpleasant Meal, No Management Response

Buffalo's 





Located/Partnered with FatBurger in the Riverside Casino, Laughlin, NV

Back in September we shared a story about the new Buffalo's restaurant in the Riverside Casino.  It is actually at the Fatburger located right off the Casino floor.

While we still haven't had an opportunity to try their chicken wings or tenders, we did hear from one unhappy customer who shared her experience with us on our Facebook page.   Not only was her meal very unpleasant (as you will see from her comments below), but she also received absolutely no response when contacting both Buffalo's and FatBurger about her complaint.

Here is what she wrote, which she gave us the go ahead to share.

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October 4, 2014

We went to buffalos today located next to fatburger at the Riverside casino. I got the boneless and tenders combo that came with a small drink. You order at the fatburger register and I've learned if you say you're a local you get 10% off. My combo pictured came to $9.72 after discount.  
I got the honey garlic boneless and the lemon pepper tenders. None of the chicken were crispy on outside and was actually wet looking from the oil on inside. After a bite of each I didn't dare eat more. The lemon pepper sauce was pretty much no lemon flavor and 90% black pepper ....ewe! The honey garlic was only slightly better but still didn't have any decent taste to it.
The line was long and we didn't have time to complain and get different food. Unfortunately since I will be starting work soon I pretty much had some so so chips for lunch with a small diet coke. Guess I'm on a diet without knowing it.
Its a shame....I was hoping to have some good chicken this side of the river.
I plan on copying this "review" on their contact us page.
PS. My friends fatburger meal was good so this post is in regards to the chicken combo only.

Picture that was included:




October 12, 2014

So remember my post last week about Buffalos? One week later and neither Fatburger management nor Buffalo's contacted me about the experience. Wow. When a place doesn't respond that usually means they either don't care about their bad food or they get so many complaints they don't bother IMHO. There's plenty of other places to choose from in the area that do care.
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We are posting her comments/review and reaching out to the managment or owners of Buffalos for a response, which she was unable to obtain.

The location is at the
RIVERSIDE RESORT HOTEL & CASINO
1650 Casino Dr. Box 2682
Laughlin, NV 89029

Apparently, the Fatburger and Buffalo's in question are not owned by the Riverside Casino.

If you are a Corporate representative of either company or affiliated with this particular location, we would like to put you in touch with this customer directly.  If you have a response you would like to share publicly we would also be happy to share that.  

Please feel free to contact us at LaughlinBuzz@Gmail.Com

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