:: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 ::
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender Day Seven
We rented a car again today, and after picking it up, headed towards the old section of Vegas to a mexican restaurant for a different breakfast option for a change. On the way I caught a picture of a building undergoing construction that was raising up a porto-potty via crane! Hope nobody was in it at the time! We then did a tour of some of the older casinos in the area. The Sahara, then we walked to the Stratosphere, but we couldn't have a drink in their lounge at the top...they would only let you in if you were eating a full lunch. We passed the "worlds largest gift shop" but didn't go in. We then drove to Fremont, the old downtown which is now a partially covered street. I hear it really lights up at night, but we weren't around there long enough to see. We stopped in one (Fremont Casino?) to get a $.99 hot dog and a deep fried twinkie! and they gave us a card for a $ drawing every half hour. I played a slot machine and won about 34 quarters in three gos, but lost them all again while we were waiting for our half hour call (which was about 10 minutes late). They called our number!...we thought...when we got up to the cage our number was something like 1760, and they called 1766...and as we were headed out there were some cards left on the machines...I found 1765.
Then we went to another old casino that had a $2.99 shrimp cocktail.
We got our car parking validated, and headed back down the strip to "Circus Circus" where we went inside and waited 15 minutes in the bleachers littered with dropped popcorn, candy and ice cream to see a juggling show that lasted 5 minutes....the guy showed promise and did really hard juggling...but dropped the balls about 6 times!
After heading back to the hotel, we went out to dinner at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion...a great small chain that we ate at last year in Florida. The food was superb. They bring out their special sugared Edamame, and I started with a Ginger Mojito, and with dinner had the Penfolds "Koonunga Hill" Cabernet/Shiraz, from S.E. Australia.
From the Prix Fix menu:
Appetizer: Crispy Vegetable Spring Roll Mandarin, Black Dragon Sauce and Curried Citrus Shrimp Cantaloupe, Arugula, Lemon Truffle Vinaigrette.
Main Dish: Pecan Crusted Spring Trout Farro, Shaved Fennel Tangelo Salad and "Mojo" Grilled Pork Chops with Mustard Greens, Sunchoke Puree.
Desserts: Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle Flourless Chocolate Cake with a Molten Hot Center served a la Mode and "Anakalia's Passion" Orange & Lemon Cake, Lilikoi Cream.
Day Seven Pictures
:: David 5/05/2009 12:20:00 PM [+] ::