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Say goodbye to the $1.99 breakfast: The Tahoe Biltmore is making changes

Annie Flanzraich,Sun News Service
Sun News ServiceThe Biltmores $1.99 breakfast, a 14-year North Shore tradition, will end next week. Beginning Tuesday the same meal of three eggs, hash browns, toast and choice of meat will be offered for $4.95 Monday through Thursday and $5.95 on other days.
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The Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino will see many changes in the next few months including newer slot machines, the end of the $1.99 breakfast and upgrades on equipment and guest amenities.Wed like to thank our loyal customers who have been very patient during the transition of the Biltmore, said General Manager John Muller. This is our way of recognizing how much we value them.The changes will cost $1.5 million with the majority going toward new gaming amenities. Gamblers can expect to see new slot machines within the next four to six weeks. The Biltmore also plans to add a VIP room on the casino floor near Conrads Steak andamp; Chophouse.Notably, the Biltmores $1.99 breakfast, a 14-year North Shore tradition, will end next week. Beginning Tuesday the same meal of three eggs, hash browns, toast and choice of meat will be offered for $4.95 Monday through Thursday and $5.95 on other days.The price simply doesnt make sense in 2008, Muller said. Were still offering an incredible price and we are still the best value on the lake.Mike and Liz Curtis from Auburn, Calif. ordered their $1.99 breakfasts Sunday morning as part of a 15-year tradition. The couple has come to the lake about three times a year to ski and always stops at the Biltmore on their way in and out for the breakfast special.Its a deal, Liz Curtis said, eating her eggs.But that tradition might change after the Biltmore changes its prices if Liz and Mike Curtis can find a better price for breakfast.We will probably look at other places just to compare, Mike Curtis said. If we find every place is the same we probably will be right back. But if we find someone down the street is willing to do breakfast for a buck less, we might do that.The Biltmore will also add more entertainment events including new bands in the Breeze Nightclub.Were trying to find some entertainment that appeals to our locals and to our players we are doing a range of different bands, said Heather Bacon, the Biltmores non-gaming marketing manager.The Crystal Bay Motels exterior will also be painted in spring, and offers nightly rooms starting at $49 on weekdays.Its clean, comfortable and quiet, Muller said.The Biltmores lobby will also add a grill menu and ice cream service on the patio during summer months. The back half of the upstairs lobby bar area is becoming a local’s hangout complete with video poker, pool tables, dart boards and flat screen televisions.Finally a Made in Tahoe Store, will replace the Bear Den and will focus on selling items by local artists.