My girlfriend and I went to Las Vegas last week. Had a really good time, playing and dining on some of the best food around. It’s always fun to leave the mundane activities of our daily lives to fly away to the adult version of Never Never Land. The only downside was the 110+F temps. I have been in Las Vegas in July previously, but I never remember being as pressured by the temperature as I was this year. Maybe my age is showing. On the positive side, all the casinos and restaurants have excellent air conditioning. We spent most of our time inside.
I have previously discussed my play in Las Vegas. You can check out The agony and ecstasy of video poker if you want to read about that. This time I am focusing on the culinary pleasures available on my recent trip.
Before getting into the food, however, I wanted to share this picture of a new Wonder Woman slot machine in the Las Vegas airport. I am a giant fan of Wondy as regular readers know. What fascinated me about this new Wonder Woman machine is that it features Lynda Carter of TV fame in the 1970’s and not Gal Gadot who starred in last year’s Wonder Woman blockbuster movie.
Now for the food. The Paris casino is right across the Strip from Caesars Palace where we stayed. I like to go to Paris for their authentic Parisian crepes – at least to my taste.
After enjoying that crepe from the casino across the Strip, I stumbled across the following sign in the food court at Caesars.
The crepes from both casinos were equally delicious. So much so that we decided to have one for lunch too.
One of the high points of staying at Caesars Palace is the famed Nobu restaurant – the best sushi I have ever eaten. We always make it a point to dine there and have never been disappointed in a meal yet.
One anomaly of the trip occurred on the return home. The flight from Las Vegas to Chicago was approximately four hours to cover the 1500 mile distance. Yet, the cab ride from the airport to home – 20 miles – lasted two hours in Chicago rush hour traffic.
For the benefit of those readers who have some interest in gambling, here is a picture of a great winning hand. The chances of being dealt quads (four of a kind) are one in 4165, so it was a lucky hand.