The Tale Of Two Food Truck Treats – A Win-Win

Who doesn’t like a food truck feast?  There’s something magical about coveting culinary carriers of cool and contrasting cuisines.  In other words, I like food trucks, too.  Here is a Tale of Two Food Truck Treats, events that won’t leave you feeling hungry.

Food Truck Fridays at MGM SPRINGFIELD

MGM Springfield presents three food trucks outside on the Armory Square every Friday starting at 11am. In addition, some local favorites will be available to try while enjoying live music, games, and more.

“Derby de Mayo Weekend” successfully kicked off Food Truck Fridays on Friday, May 3rd. A performance by local cover band Feel Good Drift added to the excitement of the maiden voyage of this event.

According to the MGM Springfield website, this Friday’s trucks consists of:

  1. Guac This Way – Enjoy classic Mexican favorites including tacos, quesadillas, churros and more.
  2. Man! Buns – Mixing together Asian street food, bao buns, and a little bit of weird.
  3. Gelato – a classic Gelato Cart serving a variety of gelato favors to satisfy your sweet tooth.

    MGM Springfield Food Truck Fridays.

    MGM Springfield Food Truck Fridays.

What are you waiting for? Start planning that extended lunch break at MGM Springfield.  Tell your boss NETimeGambling.com suggested it.

New England Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun

New England Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun is a two-day event being hosted in the Winter Parking Lot at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. This is The New England Food Truck Festival’s fourth year at Mohegan Sun. This festival will feature dozens of food trucks, live music, entertainment for kids, face painting, field games, a fireworks show on Saturday starting at 9:15pm.

The event features 30 food trucks, live music, fireworks and family fun. With a range from Cupcakes to fried chicken, there is sure to be something for everyone.

The First Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun

The First Food Truck Festival at Mohegan Sun, and NETimeGambling was there!

First, the dates and times begin on August 31st: VIP Hour 11:00am – 12:00pm and General Admission 12:00pm – 10:00pm.  On the second day, September 1st: VIP Hour 11:00am -12:00pm General Admission 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

For information concerning ticket prices and FAQ’s, click HERE.

So, there it is, The Tale Of Two Food Truck Treats.  Plan for Fridays at MGM Springfield, and August 31/Sept 1st at Mohegan Sun. It’s a Win-Win!

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New England Casinos Specs 2019

Four New England States have casinos.

With every new casino expansion, there is work to do on our New England Casinos Specs  2019.  Encore property specs are now in.  Today, we tease you with our first update.  All nine casinos / resorts are together for your comparison. Tell us what you think on the NETimeGambling Facebook group.  Also, consider joining our Facebook Community “New England Casinos.”

Related Post – New England Casino Gambling History – Updated

On the bottom you can click forward to see all three pages!  Enjoy our New England Casinos Specs  2019 after The Binthsayer’s prognostication.

The Binthsayer

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In 2015, I looked into my crystal ball to answer questions our followers were asking about casino expansion. Let’s see how well I did:

  1. Massachusetts will not have a full slate of casinos until 2018 
  2. Plainridge Park Casino is positive sign. 
  3. Steve Wynn’s Everett casino project, will face too many hurdles, legal suits, MGC quirks and toxic waste will pull out of Massachusetts. 
  4. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) might not back any of the proposals in Region C. They might decide the market will become oversaturated. 
  5. The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe will eventually establish a casino in Taunton.
  6. Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe, will establish a Class II casino in Martha’s Vineyard. 
  7. MGM will change and down-scale its Springfield project due to increased CT competition on the border
  8. Will there be a new casino in Connecticut? Nope
  9. pigs_fly_tujsWill there be new casinos in Maine? – Nope
  10. Will there ever be a casino in New Hampshire? – (chuckle) When pigs fly!  

 

NE Property Facts Rev 2

Has Encore Boston Harbor Met Expectations?

View From Harbor Walk

Has Encore Boston Harbor Met Expectations? In this revised post, a teaser if you will, of more tome, I will try to superficially answer that question. After my two day visit recently, I would like to check my expectations.  Let’s see how Encore Boston Harbor met out expectations.  For the prequel post, go to Encore Boston Harbor – What Can We Expect?

Encore Boston Harbor raises the bar far above the rest in many ways.  I will give an expectation from that article, then give our NETimeGambling take on it.

Wynn Resorts hopes their new Boston resort will boost their own sluggish first quarter, both in Las Vegas & overseas. NETG – This resort is what the region has been waiting for. I believe it will exceed revenue expectations.

The “WOW” Factor

Wynn resorts has always had a passion to “wow” guests by designing incredible resorts. The vision is to offer amazing amenities, fine dining, premium retail offerings, and incredible entertainment.  NETG – This place is amazing. Let’s take one of these at a time.

Amenities – elements of comfort and convenience, provided in addition to the usual hotel/casino. From the completely remote-controlled  hotel rooms, to the transportation possibilities, Encore is Amenites with a capital “A.” Expectation met.

Sinatra – Dining

Fine Dining – Sinatra, Rare, and the Buffet are all above and beyond what has been seen in New England. Expectation met.

Retail – Shopping options were cut back, but the shops included are pure high end. Still, the amount of retail options is a far cry from the The Wynn and Encore Esplanades in Las Vegas.  Expectation not met.

Exquisite Buffet – Inside and out, from the entrance to the food, to the presentation, the Buffet is amazing. So is the price. But would you expect anything different? Price matches the experience. Expectation met, indeed.

Entertainment – This is to be seen. However, the nightclub options are top notch. Expectation? Let’s check back later in the year.  If anything like the opening fireworks, I’d say expectations will be met.

Encore Boston Deluxe King Room

Encore Boston Harbor Hotel

A 27-floor hotel with 671 rooms, including 104 luxury suites. Reports are that the hotel rooms are exactly the quality expected. While the rooms are beige-themed, there is nothing beige about what the rooms offer. State-of-the-art conveniences such as voice-activated lights, curtains, heating,  air-conditioning, and privacy settings brings it all to your fingertips.  The rooms exude the highest quality.  Expectation met?  Are you kidding?, it’s Wynn we’re talking about here!

UNEXPECTED GEMS

Ok, it has a Dunkin Donuts.  We’ve all been to DD, but nothing like this.  It’s the only Dunkin to have a marble floor!  ‘Nuff said.

Gambling – Lots of playable video poker, even at the quarter level. Table minimums are high, but are better in the morning and early afternoon.  $15 Craps, $15 Pai Gow & $25 Bac. Not bad for mid to high rollers.

Clientele – The people visiting Encore are as varied as grains of sand.  Every race and creed, every level of bettor, locals, national and global were attracted to this place. And I see no reason for it to stop.

State-of-the-art convention and meeting space

This part of the resort is beautiful. As you walk down the hallway of fine dining, you come upon Popeye, exquisite art, and a well planned all-purpose meeting area. walk past the Picasso Ballroom and you look upon the South Lawn and the Harbor Walk. It’s truly stunning. Expectation met again.

Harborwalk, Park & Shuttles, oh My

View from South Lawn

The intention from the beginning was to offer “Boston’s most magnificent outdoor gathering spot.” So not to spoil future reports, let’s just say you must visit it to appreciate all the planning of this area.  Expectations beyond meeting.

Casino

1/2 of Casino from Floor 2

Elegance is the word most used for Wynn & Encore Las Vegas casinos, and the same magnificent gaming floor is present in Everett. The two spacious sections, with wonderfully high ceilings, have hand-assembled red Murano glass chandeliers. They are transplanted from their original home at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and each costs $150,000 each. Just one example of the spacious and beautiful casino – a casino to rival any in the country. But not just visually, but auditory as well. The speaker system attached to the columns in the casino is loud, clear and provides amazing sound all day.  Expectation? Double-check.

The Star of the Show

The real star of the show at Encore Boston Harbor is the property in its entirety.  Without walking around the halls, the casino, and the vast Harbor Walk, you are denying yourself the true unique and awesome flavor that is Encore Boston Harbor. No can truly appreciate this project without taking it ALL in at least once.

Enjoy our slideshow below of Encore Boston Harbor to see what you are missing. Stay tuned here and at TravelZork for more coverage of the Resort Gem of New England, Encore Boston Harbor.

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