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Vegas Eye: Diplopia & Bocce

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This week’s featured Vegas Eye location has been a Las Vegas institution since April, 1960. Recently renovated and updated, it is enjoying record growth and activity. Do you know what it is?

One of the little mysteries of Las Vegas — What is the story about this statue’s twin companion?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. First, of course, what is the official name of this place?
2. How many different Veal preparations can be ordered here?
3. How many Bocce courts are adjacent to this property?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However there have been two special honorees as the reigning super VE-Geo-Sleuths: October, 2012 Dave P, is the most active of the current puzzle sleuths and deserves special recognition for using geometry to triangulate the position of the photographer in this tricky VE puzzle. In October 2010, Tom Herbertson was able to deduce and otherwise figure out all of the mystery locations shown here and in 2011 Martin Veneroso has posted a number of detailed responses, like this one for the Las Vegas Strip pink elephant and this one which is seen by hundreds of people every day!

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4 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Diplopia & Bocce”
  1. Dave P. says:

    #1 Rao’s

    #2 8, counting the Bolognese sauce and the meatballs.

  2. Vegas Eye says:

    Dave,

    Your sleuthing is off by 5.1 miles as a car drives (almost exactly). So your answers to #1 and #2 are incorrect. (A rarity for you to be this far off….)

    There is a REALLY, REALLY big hint in the title to this VE puzzle….

    VE

  3. Dave P. says:

    I’ve got two sets of bocce balls in the basement, and it still didn’t help. I guess I jumped the gun on that one a bit. Let’s try again.

    #1 The Italian American Club (5.1 miles if you take E. Dessert Inn)

    #2 I’ll go with 6 this time, again counting the Bolognese sauce made with veal.

    #3 11 courts

  4. Vegas Eye says:

    Ah, I see you’re back on track. Yes, it is the Italian American Club and the reason “Diplopia & Bocce” are in the tile is:

    1) Diplopia is the term for double-vision and there are two identical statues in the front of the property — one wonders how that came about — a very special 2-for-1 pricing arrangement? For most of the last decade the club wasn’t really known for their food — but in the last year or so, a new chef and a new outlook has made this place one of the top restaurant destinations for those who truly appreciate fine Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.

    2) The club maintains a very active Bocce league. I’ve played an “extreme” version of Bocce for many years — fun game.

    And for the complete menu — click here — Yes, I think it is officially 6 as well! (in the link, at the top of the page of the menu list, you can see both of those mysterious statues)

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