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Island girl & Vegas junkie. Sharing my obsession of Sin City. Off the strip, on the strip, dining, hotels, & fashion. No fancy schmancy camera (at least not yet) but I hope you enjoy my view of this wonderful playland in the dessert and some fillers here & there of my hermit lifestyle.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Another great way to end this trip....

Imagine hitting one progressive royal flush on the video poker machine. Well imagine getting two in one day!! The husband was on a wild streak today. He hit his first progressive royal flush in the early afternoon, then we walked over to the Venetian to go visit our friends before we left to go back home, played awhile there. I could not catch a break on this day, rather on this trip. I did ok the first couple of days, but once we got here it was such a challenge. Everything the hubby won, I lost. Anyway, back to the royal flush. He hit the second one at TI a few hours before we were set to leave. Getting one royal flush is hard enough, but to get two progressive, that's just awesome. Looks like we didn't do too bad after all. The loss was not as bad as it could have been.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The newly renovated Noodle Asia at The Venetian

They took a portion of the sportsbook seating area and expanded. There is more room and a perfect view of the screens for all those sports fans.

New on the menu  Seared Petit Lamb Chops with Asia cucumber appetizer.  

Old favorite. Red Won Tons

Pork filled Won Tons tossed in Szechwan Hung Yao chili, garlic sauce.

BBQ and Roast Duck soup

BBQ Pork & Roast Duck Fried Rice

The newly renovated Race and Sports Book at The Venetian

It's gorgeous, but its always so empty. My reason, no ordinary Joe can afford to lay down $500.00 for a free drink ticket. That's right, for $500.00 you can get a free drink ticket. That's the minimum bet. I would rather pay the 7 bucks or 12 for a cocktail. The machines are all 3X to !0X video poker. Sure you can bet the minimum quarter, but to get your free drink for playing you need to bet at least $20.00 coin in. We spoke to our good ole' pal & felt so sorry for him. Every time we go & visit, it is so empty. Hoping they change the whole pay scale soon.

Winter Wonderland in Venice at The Venetian

Lovely Sunset view from our room

Ichiza Sake House Japanese Restaurant

We were out & about in the early evening so I got the hubby to go to Ichiza. My husband stumbled upon this authentic Japanese eatery from a waitress who worked at Hamada's. He asked her where she goes when she want to eat good Japanese food. Don't get me wrong Hamada's is a great place also for Japanese cuisine. Here at Ichiza the prices are very reasonable. It's always crowded and opens from 3pm. If you don't mind eating with other people on a shared table, maybe your wait won't be as long. Don't forget to check out all the different menu items hanging around the establishment, you might find something much more appetizing there than on the traditional menu.

Yakitori and Agesashi Tofu

Garlic Baby Bok Choy - Baby Bok Choy in garlic soup

Agedashi Tofu - Deep fried tofu in Ichiza special sauce

Expanded menu through the restaurant

Canter's Deli at TI

The Coffee Shop at TI

Open Face Turkey Sandwich

I wish I had photo's from the days when economy was booming. This plate was overflowing with turkey & gravy.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fudruckers at The Orleans

Fudds exotic burger. I had the Elk burger which was very juicy and tasty. Having an iphone sometimes has its downs, like this photo that cleary is so yellow/green from the bad lighting in the food court

Ping Pang Pong

Get here early if you don;t want to wait too long. We got here around 11:30 and the wait was about 1/2 not too bad.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Coasta Cantina at The Orleans

The chip & salsa would have been better if I could eat the smokin' hot salsa. I asked the waiter if they had a milder salsa, but unfortunately he said this batch that was made was extra extremely hot. It was normally not this spicy.

Well at least you cannot go wrong with a top shelf margarita

Combo plate Chicken & Beef Flautas

Flour tortillas rolled with shredded beef or
chicken fried to a golden brown, topped with
green sauce, guacamole, sour cream, black
olives, tomatoes and shredded cheese

This looks like two beef flauta's because they made a mistake on the order. It was quickly fixed.