Food: Las Vegas and General and Travels17 Jun 2009 02:20 pm

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Pinchy? PINCHY!?

Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn. We returned, hoping to sample a favourite dish. Unfortunately, their menu is seasonal and had changed since our last visit in February.

We had the seafood platter however, which was absolutely amazing. It featured oysters, lobster, shrimp, crab, mussels and clams. We only got the petit size, but a wedding party ordered the large, royale, one nearby. It was shockingly “Vegas sized”, with multiple tiers and dozens of sea dwelling creatures.

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Two visits to Border Grill at Mandalay Bay this trip. Fresh tortilla chips, and lamb tacos and beans and guac and margaritas and… man. It was so good.

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Our last huge meal at B.G. sunk Mike, and he had to have a rest after wards.

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Oh Panera, how I love thee. Free wi-fi, wonderful baked goods, great soups, sandwiches and salads…it’s like Tim Hortons – only delicious.

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My room in the “West Wing” at the MGM. It looked like something from the set of “Alien” when I came home one night. Thankfully the blackout curtains really work. $59 a night!

I had stayed in one of these rooms with my friends Matt and Amy a few years ago, when they were brand new. They’re already showing their age. The one good thing about these rooms is that they are close to the poker room. In the world’s largest hotel, you’d be surprised how important that can be.

However, looking back, I probably would have continued my stay at the Palazzo, to be honest.

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Pool survival kit.

That drink was totally illegal but totally necessary as it was hotter than hell. They do bag searches when you go into the pool at the MGM, so I had to sneak this “Route 44” sized cherry limeade from Sonic in. I don’t know why they do this, but there is a sign up claiming it’s for “guest safety.” Other hotels seem to have a handle on “safety” so I suspect it’s for “guest fleecing.”

At the Palazzo, they put your drinks (even outside liquor!!) into plastic cups, and you can bring in your own water. Not that you need to, as there are filtered water coolers all over at the Palazzo/Venetian pool complex dispensing free water. At the MGM they have a snarky bar tender who bitches about giving you more than one cup of water.

The MGM dropped a few notches in my books this trip, and I’m not sure I will ever stay there again.

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Never mind the bad angle on my pale legs … can you spot the Euro??

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I LOVE the typefaces and look of this party truck.

I wonder if they do weddings…?

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One Response to “Vegas photo album, part two: food and fussiness”

  1. on 17 Jun 2009 at 7:52 pm Ken Rockwell

    I love all your photos. The picture of Dino’s is reminiscent of HDR. Maybe one day we can sit by the pool and work on our photography together.