Aug 31, 2007

vegas offer 8.30.07

$100,000 Spooky Slot Invitational (Oct. 26-29) 1st place $50,000, based on 500 participants or more.

Includes complimentary 3 nights at your choice of Harrah's property casinos, gift, brunches, and awards bash

Monte Carlo:
Shake, Rattle & Pull $55,000 slot tournament (Oct. 25-27) 1st place $10,000 cash + $5,000 free play, limited to the first 250 entrants

Includes complimentary room for 3 nights, welcome gift, awards banquet, and costume contest

Aug 30, 2007

Plum Tree Inn - Chinatown, Los Angeles

Plum Tree Inn in Chinatown, Los Angeles. I don't have any info for prices or names of the dishes.
Food was OK. Service was OK. But I didn't like the waiter keep asking for check. Waiter came to the table 5-6 times for check. I also had green tea ice cream and it tasted so weird. Reminds me of nasty green tea ice cream at Naga in Stratosphere casino in Vegas.

Plum Tree Inn

913 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 613-1819

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Aug 29, 2007

Vegas offer - MGM - The Little Slots of Horrors $150,000 slot tournament

MGM: The Little Slots of Horrors $150,000 slot tournament
1st place $20,000 (based on 200 entrants)

Includes 3 complimentary nights, complimentary dining in select restaurants, awards banquet and costume contest

Aug 28, 2007

Palazzo photos 2007

Palazzo is now taller than Wynn! Looks like almost finished.


Palazzo, Dec. 2006

Palazzo, Oct. 2006

Aug 27, 2007

Vegas photos Aug. 2007

It was hot, then windy, and some rain.

Rainbow. 10 days ago

View from Caesars room

South Point

Gold Strike. Located between Primm and Vegas.

Nevada Landing - located across from Gold Strike

118F. This is how hot Vegas is.

Aug 26, 2007

Vegas offer - 8.24.07

$150,000 Slot Busters slot tournament, Oct. 25-27 (1st place $25,000 in cash, everybody gets at least $200 in Free Play)

Includes complimentary accommodations for 3 nights, welcome gift, awards dinner, and $5,000 Free Play costume contest

Aug 24, 2007

Isla - Treasure Island 2007

This is the only place I actually can eat Mexican food. I don't like Mexican food so I never go to Mexican restaurants, but this one is different. This was our second time eating here, and everything was delicious. But it took about 20 minutes to get our food.
*CLICK HERE for Isla in 2006.

Burrito Grande $15
Carne Asada Filet Mignon

Seafood Maya Relleno $10

Mango Fever $7
Mango pound cake, mango ice cream with mango puree

Isla Menu

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Aug 23, 2007

Homemade egg hot sandwiches

My lunch. I made egg hot sandwiches.

Aug 21, 2007

Sonic Burger

At last, our first time Sonic Burger. There are no Sonic Burgers in Los Angeles, the closest one is in O.C., I believe, but there are so many in Las Vegas. So we went to the one across from the Palms casino. This one is open 24 hours.
I thought the taste was better than other fast food burgers. I really liked my popcorn chicken. The French fries were very salty. Cookie Dough Blast was sweet, it was too sweet for me, but my husband said that's what the taste is supposed to be. He really liked it.

#1 Combo Meal - Sonic Burger, Fries and Medium Drink $4.69

Popcorn Chicken $2.99

Cookie Dough Blast (reg 14oz. size) $2.49


Aug 20, 2007

Bellagio Conservatory

The theme now is Route 66 across America.

Aug 19, 2007

Vegas offers 8.14.07 - 8.18.07

Complimentary 2 nights at your choice of any Total Rewards hotel, two tickets to the Jimmy Buffet concert and round trip transportation to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and pre-concert block party at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurant.

Complimentary 2 nights and $400 cash.

Million Dollar Playoff Slot Tournament (Oct. 25-28) (1st place $25,000, based on 200 participants).

Includes 3 free nights and welcome reception.

$100,000 SAFARI HUNT Slot Tournament (Sept. 27-29) (1st place $15,000,everybody gets at least $100, limited to 300 entrants)

Includes complimentary accommodations, tournament entry for you and a guest, a welcome gift, and awards dinner.

Aug 18, 2007

Ben & Jerry's - Treasure Island Casino

Ben & Jerry's inside Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Limited selection of ice cream, but friendly staff and delicious food.

Banana Split $6

Berry Berry Extraordinary (sorbet) with waffle cone $3.90
Swirls of Blueberry Fruit Sorbet and Raspberry Fruit Sorbet

Aug 13, 2007

vegas offers 8.13.07

Planet Hollywood:
$30,000 Scarecrows with Cash slot tournament, Oct. 7-9 (1st place $7,000)
Includes complimentary 3 nights

Caesars Palace:
Spin Your Way to Caesars Palace Samsonite Giveaway
Includes 3 complimentary nights and a carry-on suitcase. Also, if you earn 400 rewards points during your stay, you also receive an exclusive travel set.

MD-83 jet aircraft to fly to Reno, 2 nights hotel accommodations, round-trip transportation, complimentary Happy Hour at Harrah's Reno's Sapphire Lounge or welcome reception.

Carl's Jr - teriyaki burger

Teriyaki burger at Carl's Jr. If you eat this thinking you are eating a teriyaki burger, you'll be disappointed. Because teriyaki sauce is only on bun and pineapple, no sauce on meat, so meat patty tastes just like regular hamburger. I'm not sure about the combination of cheese and teriyaki, but it doesn't matter, I can't eat cheese anyway. While I was eating, I couldn't taste any teriyaki, only thing I could taste was regular hamburger. And if you see teriyaki burger photo at Carl's Jr online, the pineapple is much thicker. It's very different from what you see online and what you actually get.

pineapple was very thin

Don't forget to print out teriyaki burger coupon!

Aug 12, 2007

Vegas offer

2008 Olympic Qualifying Basketball Tournament
Complimentary accommodations for 2 nights and two tickets to the game of your choice (USA vs. Venezuela, USA vs. Virgin Islands, USA vs. Canada, USA vs. Brazil)

Aug 10, 2007

Fleur de Lys - Mandalay Bay

Fleur de Lys at Mandalay Bay. I got the $79 Prix Fixe menu (appetizer, entree, dessert) and my husband got the $89 Prix Fixe menu (appetizer, fish, meat, dessert).

My choice was Ahi Tuna Three Ways, Duo of Kurobuta Pork with Truffle Chicken Sausage, and Citrus Trio. My husband chose Terrine of Duck Confit and Yukon Gold Potato, Scallops, Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs, and Chocolate Feast. We also got amuse bouche.

Some of the food tasted very good, but some not. Half and half. Probably either you like it or you don't like it. I probably won't come back here. It was fun though. At least I enjoyed the food by looking and I can tell that chef is spending quality time to prepare the food.


amuse bouche

Ahi Tuna Three Ways - seared with lobster essence, tartare with ginger, tarragon rillettes
One of them was delicious (I don't remember which one), but other ones were not. I wish I'd gotten crab cakes instead.

Terrine of Duck Confit and Yukon Gold Potato - foie gras torchon with brioche, frisee salad, truffle coulis

Pan-Seared Maine Diver Scallops - porcini lasagna, wild mushroom tea, black truffle chantilly cream
This dish was delicious.

Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs (boneless) - jumbo asparagus, applewood smoked bacon polenta, kaffir lime scented red wine sauce

My husband was amazed about this cherry tomato. The waiter explained how a sugar cube rubbed on an orange peel is melted over it.

Duo of Kurobuta Pork with Truffle Chicken Sausage - caramelized cippolini onion, sweet young carrots, English peas, five spice jusKurobuta was delicious, but sausage wasn't. The sausage didn't taste like sausage.

Lemon Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta from the Citrus Trio
It was good.

Orange and Grapefruit Tarragon Gelee, Citrus and Thyme "Tart", Mandarin Orange SorbetGelee and sorbet were good, tart was not my favorite.

Chocolate Feast - caramel milk chocolate and banana mille feuille, chocolate pound cake, chocolate pot de creme, dark chocolate vanilla sorbet, milk chocolate macadamia nut tartChocolate was very rich, to me, too much heavy chocolate.

amuse bouche

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