Sunday, September 20, 2009

Las Vegas Trip Part One

We flew outta Grand Island on Thursday arriving without event fifty minutes later, thanks to the time change.

Friday we were going to go to Waffles Café for breakfast, but they probably (I say probably because it looked closed with the shades drawn and we didn't go up to the door) closed at 10am, so instead we went to Mandalay Bay and ate lunch at The Burger Bar.

Hubert Keller's restaurant was very delicious and wonderful. I had the Kobe beef burger with caramelized onions, oyster mushrooms and Black Perigord truffle sauce. Marcy had the Surf and Turf burger. Dessert was quite wonderful. We got the sampler paddle of beer floats: Blue Moon/strawberry ice cream, Guinness Stout/coffee, Lindemans framboise/vanilla, dunkel/chocolate, and Höegaarden/raspberry velvet. I recommend you try any of these combinations, though the best were the Blue Moon and Lindemans.

Supper was at In-n-Out Burger. I'd never been, but wanted to go based on its reputation. To paraphrase Abe Lincoln, if reputation is the shadow of the tree and character is the tree itself, then In-n-Out has a great tree. One clever touch is Rev 3:20 on the wrapper for the burgers. The burger, fries and shake were all well executed, and when that is all you have on the menu, it had better be.

Next was the feature of the day, The Bravery concert poolside at the Hard Rock Hotel. The concert was short, 50 minutes, but they made up for it in quality. I was very impressed with them, and Marcy loves them and still does.

After the concert, we went to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown, or the old Strip. According to Bryant, the current strip is unincorporated, not providing any taxes to the municipality, so the city needs the Fremont thing to boost its tax revenue. All in all, it was something to see, but not better than the regular Strip. After that we went to Circus Circus, but the shows were already over, so we went home and went to bed.

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At September 21, 2009 11:51 AM, Blogger CëRïSë said...

I do love Lindemans framboise, although I'm wary of the beerier float combinations...

At September 21, 2009 10:13 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I was wary too, but they still tasted great. It probably helped that it was a sampler tray with five small ones instead of one big one.


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