Take It a Day at a Time
So Vegas has definitely been action packed so far. I’ll take you through it a day a time.
I figured if I was in Vegas for Thanksgiving I might as well have a great feast everyday I was here. Other than the long line, the buffet here definitely did not let me down. Great selection, delicious food, and wonderful service.
I usually don’t advise getting pizza at a buffet (don’t want to fill up on bread) but that Stromboli was amazing. Delicious garlicky red sauce, fresh pepperoni, and crispy flaky crust. After stuffing my face, I was ready to get back to the strip and get the cards in the air. On the way out, a Goldfish slot machine caught my eye and I decided to give it a whirl.
The Goldfish decided to give me a little $70 boost to my bankroll which I gladly accepted. Then, I made my way tot he Excalibur and jumped into the action in the poker room. A new game was starting and I was definitely running hot. I flopped quad queens with a suited queen-jack and the lady at the other end of the table had pocket aces. Needless to say, all of the money went into the pot and I doubled up and got to spin the bonus hand wheel for an extra $100. It was definitely a good game to be in.
All of that chip stacking made me hungry for some fish and chips and there’s only one place to get fish and chips in Vegas: Nine Fine Irishmen. Plus, I had a voucher for some free food over there from MyVegas so I had to make it happen. With a side of Irish Corned Beef Nachos, it was time to dig in.
Succulent fish with crispy light crust with a side of thin sliced potatoes covered in beer cheese sauce and garlic aioli, topped with corned beef. You just can’t go wrong with comfort food. The live music was flowing and there is no better way to enjoy dinner than with Wagon Wheel performed live by a Irish folk band.
That walk back to the room was a little harder than most walks. I just wanted to lay around and let the day fade away.
Tuesday started off slowly but it was not going to stay that way. I had planned to go see Zarkana that evening but not before another eat-a-thon over at The Buffet at Aria. Using my MyVegas loyalty points for a free buffet and free show ticket, I made Tuesday a day to remember. I always try to make it a point to go to The Buffet at Aria when I come to Vegas because I believe it is the best buffet on the strip. This buffet has a beautiful spread of mussels, shirmp, clams, and crab legs prepared in several different ways for every seafood lover. Add the soft, juicy prime rib and no one is leaving this buffet hungry.
Just look at that spread. That seafood is just too good. Oh yeah, you’re definitely going to want to leave room for dessert too. Their dessert spread will satisfy any sweet tooth. I’m sure if I lived closer to Vegas I would be a fat guy.
After the buffet, it was time to walk next door to the Zarkana theater. I love Cirque Du Soliel and have never seen a bad show. This one lived up to the name. The show revolved a lot around acrobats and circus humor that was actually funny and not too corny. There are definitely cheesy parts but you kind of sign up for that when you go to one of these shows. It’s definitely a show you can take the whole family to and I’m sure you’ll all have a good time.
All in all, it’s been an action packed wonderful two days. I always enjoy the sights and sounds of Vegas. It’s not all about gambling and drunken debauchery (although those can be great aspects of Vegas too) but also good food, exciting shows, and having a good time. I will keep you posted on the tail end of my trip. Stay tuned and let’s end with a bang!