Jun 30, 2007

Vegas offers - 6.30.07

2 complimentary nights in a deluxe room at Luxor, along with 2 tickets to see Beyonce and special guest Robin Thicke at the MGM Garden Arena.

Treasure Island:
Dream Car Giveaway (invited players only)
Receive 1 drawing ticket for every 500 bonus points earned (all you have to do is play and earn points, and receive as many tickets as you can).

You could win a BMW 335i convertible, $15,000 in free play, $5,000 in free play, $2,500 in free play, plus a total of 80,000 Holiday Gift Shoppe Points.

Jun 29, 2007

Rao's lunch - Caesars Palace

They recently started lunch so we were back at Rao's. At lunch, you can get pizza so of course we had to try it. The service was great, just like when we were here for dinner before, no complaints (*CLICK HERE for dinner pics). Everything was delicious and tasty, but my pasta was sooooo hard. I could eat it, but it was the hardest pasta I've ever had at a restaurant. I don't know if I like my pasta so hard. The wierd thing is that when we were here last time, our pasta was cold, and this time, my pasta was hard. But the flavor was very good.

delicious homemade bread

Gamberoni in Aglio e Olio $26.50
Jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic, crushed red pepper and olive oil, served over buccattini pasta
The server served it for me and my husband at the table.

Capricciosa Pizza $14.50
Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma, Gaeta Olives & Champignon Mushrooms

Rao's meatballs $12
Traditional Rao's meatballs served in tomato sauce

Gelato $11
chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and pistachio

Cappuccino $3.75

Rao's lunch menu

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Jun 28, 2007

Vegas Offers - 6.28.07

Cafe Martorano - 20% off your check

Monte Carlo:
Havana Good Time Slot Tournament (grand prize $10,000 cash & $5,000 free play, based on 250 entrants)
Includes complimentary room for 3 nights, welcome gift, awards banquet

Deluxe complimentary accommodations for 3 nights, $300 Simon Visa Gift Card

Mandalay Bay:
Complimentary 2 nights, $300 in free play (arrive Sunday through Wednesday and receive an additional $100 in free play), $50 food and beverage credit, 2 tickets to any Concert on the Beach, All Access Wristband (guarantees complimentary access and VIP treatment to Mandalay Bay nightlife)

AQUARIUS casino in Laughlin, NV:
3 complimentary nights in a Riverview room, 2 tickets for a Colorado River cruise on the celebration boat, $40 in slot play

Jun 27, 2007

Vegas Offer - 6.25.07

I can't believe, we got no offers in the mail for the last 2 days! Here's one from 3 days ago.

Planet Hollywood:
Deluxe accommodations at the special rate of $59 per night, $25 in free slot play or table game match play, 2-for-1 tickets to a performance of THE BEAUTY OF MAGIC or $40 dining credit at Planet Dailies or 2 free buffets at Spice Market Buffet

Jun 26, 2007

Caesars Palace - Empress Court

Empress Court at Caesars Palace. Good service, but too expensive!

To get to the restaurant you take the elevator up to a second level, it's like a secret entrance. Inside the restaurant is really nice, very relaxing. Not crowded at all. Our table was with big comfy sofa and pillows, it was great. We decided to order very basic Chinese food such as fried rice, chicken with cashews, and lo mein. We wanted to see if it tastes better than the food in Chinatown. Everything tasted just ok, but again, way too expensive for the taste. The guy who brought us the food spilled water all over the table. Glad we didn't have our camera on the table!

We decided to order the "soup of the day", and our waiter asked, "Are you sure?". My husband likes it when the waiter asks that because it means it's probably very traditional and supposed to be the real food you get in China. It was melon soup with some pork meat and bones and pieces of green melon in it. It looked very wierd. We never had something like this before, but the taste was actually very good.

Soup of the Day $8

Fantail Shrimp $12
Very unique taste, the sauce was sweet but it was good.

Seafood Harvest Fried Rice $16

Chicken with Cashew Nuts $18

Caesars Lo Mein $18

Mango Pudding $5.50
My favorite Chinese dessert!

(877) 346-4642

Hours: Wed-Sun, 5-11 pm
Closed Mon & Tues


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Jun 25, 2007

Hurry Curry of Tokyo - West L.A.

Hurry Curry in West Los Angeles. I ordered Tokyo Curry, spicy, and my husband ordered Chicken Cutlet Curry, not spicy. My Tokyo Curry was so sweet, not spicy at all, and my husband's Chicken Curry was a little spicy.

Tokyo Curry $8.50
A mixture of ground beef and vegetables are combined to make this unique curry, garnished with hard-boiled egg.

Tokyo Curry
I put it all in one plate

Chicken Cutlet Curry $9.50

Chicken Cutlet Curry

Chicken Cutlet Curry

Hurry Curry of Tokyo
2131 Sawtelle Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025


Sun-Thur 11:30am-10pm
Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm


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Vegas offers - 6.22.07 - 6.23.07

Treasure Island:
3 complimentary nights in a luxurious suite
$150 food and beverage credit
$325 free play
VIP check-in
Berry Delightful package at WET (25-minute strawberry Swedish massage, 25-minute custom facial, plus strawberry smoothie)

Every weekday night $24.95, every weekend night $39.95

Four Queens:
Slot August Nights slot tournament
3 complimentary nights
Complimentary continental breakfast Sat. and Sun.
Welcome gift

*If you wanna see our past offers, just type "Vegas offer" or "Vegas offers" in the Google search box. Make sure you check the button for vegasandfood.blogspot.com

Jun 23, 2007

Joe's Italian Restaurant - Moreno Valley, CA

Joe's Italian Restaurant in Moreno Valley, California. It was crowded. The portions were really huge, and the food was tasty.

Garlic bread (I didn't like it, but my husband did)

Pacific Pasta $14.99
Jumbo shrimp, baby clams, and crab

Half Ravioli, Half Spaghetti $10.19 + two meatballs $1.99

Inside the ravioli

My left-over pasta. Seriously, I ate like half. It was enough for my next day lunch and dinner.

Joe's Italian Restaurant
22308 Alessandro blvd,
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 653-3093


Jun 22, 2007

Caesars Palace - Augustus Cafe (2)

Hard to get waitress, always waiting, waiting, waiting…. I'm not sure why I am waiting but I'm always waiting to order, to get the check, for refill, and for food. Even when it's not busy. And the food… nothing delicious. CLICK HERE for more pics.

Southwestern Nachos (black beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, chili cheese sauce) $12

Puff Pastry Strudel with macadamia nut ice cream $8

Jun 21, 2007

Moon Wok - Valencia

Moon Wok Chinese restaurant in Valencia, California. This place used to be my husband's favorite Chinese restaurant in Valencia. We believe the owner of this restaurant has changed, since everything tastes different from before. (I'll also post pics from before, soon.)
Not only tastes different, but also shrimp seems smaller, vegetables in egg flower soup were hard, and Cha Sui Bao tasted like the frozen bun you can buy at a Chinese grocery store.
But they cook everything pretty fast.

Cha Sui Bao $5.58

Egg Flower Soup $2.58 (s), $4.58 (M), $7.58 (L)

Lo Mein $6.98

SnowPea Shrimp $11.98

Moon Wok
23460 Cinema Drive, Suite H
Santa Clarita, CA 91355

Mon-Thurs: 11am-9.30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm
Sun: 12pm-9:30pm

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Vegas offers - 6.18.07 - 6.20.07

2 nights complimentary classic accommodations, and $200 in cash

International Swimsuit Pageant
3 nights complimentary stay, 2 free tickets to the Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

$100,000 family reunion slot tournament (based on 400 participants, 1st place $20,000)
Includes 3 complimentary nights and dining

South Point:
$49 per night

Jun 20, 2007

Monte Carlo - Cafe

24-hour cafe at Monte Carlo, called "Cafe". What a stupid name! Anyway, we were just thirsty and wanted some quick drinks. It was after 1 am. There were open tables but somehow we had to wait 5 minutes to get seated. I still don't understand why we had to wait. So pissing me off! Then, we waited for our server, and finally ordered our drinks, then 10 minutes later, the waiter came back and asked us for our order again. I guess he forgot what we ordered. We just ordered two smoothies! It took about 20 minutes from when we placed our order to when we finally got our smoothies. We also ordered a bottled water, and what we got for $2.50 was a small "Monte Carlo" plastic bottle.
Everybody in the cafe seemed so angry because they couldn't get their waiter. We heard some lady screaming "Where is the waiter?", and also the couple sitting behind us was really angry about waiting so long. If you don't like waiting, I don't recommend this cafe.
Their website says: "With so many mouth-watering dishes, we’re certain you’ll leave feeling satisfied". Don't believe that!

Mango Peach $4.50 and Creamsicle $4.50

Water $2.50


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Jun 18, 2007

Caesars Palace - Augustus Tower (2)

Caesars Palace Augustus Tower again. CLICK HERE for more pics of Augustus Tower.

On this trip, we decided to go to see a show, because if you are Total Rewards (Harrah's) Diamond, you get 2 free tickets every month, so we saw Jubilee at Bally's. We got our tickets just 10 minutes before the show started, and we were lucky enough to get really good seats with a booth and table, for free. After the show, we were playing slots, we both didn't have any luck, just losing money. I was playing Wheel of Fortune, and I didn't do any good so I stopped playing, and changed to the machine behind me, a 777-style $1 machine. I got a $1,500 jackpot after about 5 spins. All the people who were playing Wheel of Fortune behind me were so surprised, and everybody said the same thing to me, "Hey, you just sat down!" "Good job". I'm sure some of them were really angry at me even though they said "Congratulations".

After my jackpot, I played more $1 machines, but I wasn't doing good, so I stopped, and started playing "Money Storm" video slots to take a break from the $1 machines. I did really good on that, I kept getting the bonus, and one time I got 50 free spins. I made almost $300. It was a 1-cent machine.

Inside the closet


Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soaps, shower gel
(It was different from last time)

I found this secret box in the bathroom drawer. Inside was a shower cap, sewing kit, etc


Jun 17, 2007

Krua Thai - North Hollywood

Supposed to be one of the best Thai restaurants in Los Angeles, at least that's what I read on the internet. Well, either me and my husband ordered the wrong items or we both don't like Thai food so much and we don't know if it tastes good or not. We just didn't want anymore after eating half of the food. The people who were eating next to our table also had so much left overs. And this place wasn't like a restaurant, it was more like a fast-food place.

Fried shrimp cake 3 pieces $6.95
Taste was fine, but oily.

Pad See Ew $5.75
We just didn't like this.

Thai iced tea $1.95
Good as always

Krua Thai
13130 Sherman Way
North Hollywood, CA

(818) 759-7998


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