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Stalwart
10-25-2014, 12:24 PM
I am TAD out here for about 6 weeks.

1. This gym is amazing, I have never seen anything like this. It is new, only a couple years old.
2. A lot of running tracks and trails spread around, nice since I am still on east coast time and waking up about 0300.
3. The whole facility is nicer than most military bases I have seen.
4. Still trying to find local (non-casino or chain restaurants) to eat at.

TJMAC77SP
10-25-2014, 01:52 PM
I am TAD out here for about 6 weeks.

1. This gym is amazing, I have never seen anything like this. It is new, only a couple years old.
2. A lot of running tracks and trails spread around, nice since I am still on east coast time and waking up about 0300.
3. The whole facility is nicer than most military bases I have seen.
4. Still trying to find local (non-casino or chain restaurants) to eat at.

I haven't been there in many years but it used to be that the casinos offer some of the best food in Vegas.

Chris_1991-2011
10-25-2014, 08:35 PM
I'm from, and currently live in, the area (Henderson). I only get out to that part of the valley when I go to Nellis to pick up prescriptions and routine doctor visits, so I don't get out to that part of town very often (it's about 20 minutes on the freeway). It's a great time to be here as the weather is making the change from summer to winter. If you have any questions I'll do my best to answer (being away for 20 years affected my knowledge of the area as it grew during my time in the AF).

Jumper5
10-26-2014, 12:02 AM
Viva Zapatas on Craig just before reaching the I-15 when driving west from Nellis is the only place on that corner of town that I know of that fits the bill for for good and non-chain near Nellis. I don't get to that end of town very often and it is usually zipping down there for a meeting and quickly leaving so I am not as familiar with it as I was a few years ago.

There are a lot of good places to eat in Summerlin and and a few in Boulder City (the pork chili verde at the Coffee Cup is worth the trip) that fit the bill. I don't make it to the Strip or Henderson very often but Pizza Rock near the Fremont Street Experience is good stuff if you are heading downtown.

FLAPS, USAF (ret)
10-26-2014, 11:36 AM
I work on Nellis. Go to Memphis BBQ outside the gate, the Mexican Restaurant on Craig before you hit I15, or Robertos on Craig for delicious breakfast burritos. If you like pizza, Grimaldi's is the best, but you need to go to the strip, Henderson or Summerlin for that.

Max Power
10-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Get "The Bobbie" at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop. Thanksgiving dinner on a sandwich. It was amazing.

Stalwart
10-27-2014, 10:41 AM
Get "The Bobbie" at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop. Thanksgiving dinner on a sandwich. It was amazing.

had that on SAT ... yeah ... it is good ...

INGUARD
11-07-2014, 06:09 PM
I just left the Red Flag building 30 minutes ago. Heading to Freemont Street soon!!

Stalwart
11-10-2014, 04:06 PM
The Old School Pizzeria on Craig is really good. A group of us went there about 4 times ... the calzones are good, and the baked mac & cheese good too.

Stalwart
11-13-2014, 01:36 AM
Overall the exercise went well, worked a lot and we got 1 down day in 19 so hit the strip, saw David Copperfield, ate at a buffett, got some ice cream and wandered back.

I was a bit professionally disappointed that the senior enlisted sent from the command seemed more interested in socializiing that there was a $5 all you could drink bar there on site as opposed to asking about how the crew we took out there was doing (getting meals, adequate lodging, exercising their skills & getting training etc.) I verbalized this as the final item in my AAR to the 3-star, was asked about it earlier today and expressed I thought it was shitty leadership on her part from the Headquarters section ... will see if I hear anything further.

Absinthe Anecdote
11-13-2014, 02:04 AM
I haven't been there in many years but it used to be that the casinos offer some of the best food in Vegas.

The higher end casinos, yes. The el cheapo joints, not so much.

I usually don't like buffets. I don't like watching people behave like gluttons and mouth breath all over the food.

Absinthe Anecdote
11-13-2014, 02:05 AM
Double Post

TJMAC77SP
11-15-2014, 08:22 PM
The higher end casinos, yes. The el cheapo joints, not so much.

I usually don't like buffets. I don't like watching people behave like gluttons and mouth breath all over the food.

True enough even in my day. There was a wild west themed place far from the strip that didn't have very good food. I am surely dating myself but we used to line up at the hog trough at the Circus Circus Buffet (not sure if that qualifies as a high end place). I once was part of some AF cops TDY to Nellis (well near Nellis, closer to Indian Springs) training with an army unit and on the way in we had a day in Vegas so we all pigged out at the CCB. For about three weeks, living on MRE's, we would all commiserate about the CCB. When the TDY was over the AF OIC gave us two days in Vegas for 'debriefing'. The first night we all rushed to CCB, ate about a quarter of what we wanted to and rushed back to the hotel, many of us yakking. I guess it's a lesson on being careful what you wish for.

Juggs
11-29-2014, 12:20 AM
The Old School Pizzeria on Craig is really good. A group of us went there about 4 times ... the calzones are good, and the baked mac & cheese good too.

I was there for four yrs. Left in 2012. Old school was our favorite place when it opened. My wife and I loved going to whiskey dicks as well.