Dec 31, 2008

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks restaurant

We had a coupon for a free burger and dessert for my husband's birthday, so this burger and dessert was free. This is not a place I'd go to often, and the reason is the calories and fat. I mean, one burger over 1600 calories?? No way I'm eating this whole burger. That's almost the calories I have to eat in one day!

The pie was really heavy and rich, and it has 350 calories, and the Kilauea burger has 1,650 calories! We shared, of course. I think I had 1/4 of burger, he had half on the day we got it, and he had the left overs the next day. For the pie, we both had a bite, then maybe a couple of spoons every day.

Kilauea burger $8.49
jalapeno & black pepper-crusted burger with pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli & seasoned red onion strings

Kona Pie $5.95
mocha almond fudge ice cream & cookie crusted topped with chocolate fudge, whipped cream, roasted almonds & a cherry

So...where is the cherry, whipped cream and roasted almonds?

Rating (food): 3.5 / 5
Rating (service): 3 / 5
Repeat: Maybe


Dec 30, 2008

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.

Treasure Island: Shopping Spree at Saks Fifth Avenue or Macy's, Jan.16-28
Includes complimentary nights, $200 gift card

New York New York:
3 complimentary nights, 20% off at three New York New York restaurants, $100 free play

Four Queens:
3 complimentary nights, complimentary dining, $200 in free play

Stratosphere:Champagne & Diamonds event
up to 3 free nights, $100 jewelry shopping

Total Rewards:
3 complimentary nights, free tickets to Sam's Town 300 race

Total Rewards: Merchandise Giveaway, Feb. 20-23
Includes 3 complimentary nights, $50 shopping dollars

Caesars Palace: Jewels of the Nile $500,000 drawing, Feb. 20-23
Includes 3 complimentary nights

3 free nights, $25 dining credit, $25 free play a day

Complimentary Keith Sweat or George Jones tickets, plus 2 nights free

3 complimentary nights, $60 free play, $50 in Lux bucks

Dec 29, 2008

Vegas at the end of November, 2008

Some pics from November.

Green sky. This reminds me of The Wizard of Oz with the bad witch.

Stratosphere tower. Cloudy and you can't see the top.

Bellagio fountains
It was raining this day.

Big gift boxes at Bellagio

I got this mint at the Coach outlet store at Primm. Would you bid if I post it on eBay?

Dec 28, 2008

Las Vegas in December, 2008

Pics from Las Vegas around Christmas 2008.

The Palazzo


You can still see snow on the mountains.

Boulder Station

Station casinos are having a $3 Million Daily Super Swipe Giveaway. You swipe your players card daily, and you could win prizes. Everybody wins at least something. This day, I won 7 times points.
CLICK HERE for prizes and details.

Arizona Charlie's

Eastside Cannery

When we signed-up for a new players card at Eastside Cannery, they had some promotion and I got $5 free play, my husband got $25 free play. They were doing 6 times points on Dec. 25. Also they were giving away Eastside Cannery pin-up style calendar if you earned 199 points. We both got calendars.

The Plaza

There was still snow.

Sam's Town

Sam's Town

Sam's Town

Sam's Town

Sam's Town

Sam's Town

New version Wizard of Oz slots. Available at local casinos, such as Station casinos, Sahara, etc. I like the other version better. This Oz sucks.

Star Trek

Super Money Storm. This one is not so exciting. Bonus is so small. I like regular Money Storm.

Super Money Storm

Dragon Crystal. One of our favorites. This was at Mirage, but we did really good at The Orleans.

Dec 27, 2008

Encore Las Vegas

We were at the opening day of Encore. When we were playing at Wynn around 7-7:30pm, already there people were waiting, so my husband got in line at 7:30pm while I was playing slots. The opening was at 8pm, but by the time we finally got inside Encore was about 8:30pm. We wanted to play slots, but every single seat was taken. Nothing open and people were just standing and waiting for a seat to open. We saw so many jackpots. My husband also saw the owner of the Palms casino walking around.

Compared to Wynn, I think Encore is smaller, maybe like half of the size. Inside is very nice just like Wynn.

Encore casino

People waiting to get in to Encore. This line goes all the way from Encore to outside the slot high limit room at Wynn.

More people

Encore under construction

August 2007

June 2007

December 2008

Dec 18, 2008

Arizona Charlie's - Sourdough Cafe, Nov.2008

Sourdough Cafe in Nov. 2008. The prices changed. Also the food was terrible this time. In the past, the food was fine. My husband ordered French dip, the meat was dry, also bad taste. Couldn't finish eating. I felt sick after half eating my popcorn shrimp. Even the ice cream for banana split wasn't so good. Anyway, we got more coupons for food credits, so we'll try something else and hopefully we'll get something better.

CLICK HERE for pics from August.
CLICK HERE for pics from July and August.

We forgot to ask for dressing on the side.

The Diamond Dip $8.49

Not so much roast beef inside.

Popcorn fried shrimp $9.99

I hate these canned veggies.

Banana Split $4.99


Here are the specials they have now. Steak & eggs and ham & eggs used to be $3.29. Great American Specials used to be $7.50.

Some of the menu

Rating (food): 1 / 5 (based on this trip)
Rating (service): 2.7 / 5
Repeat: Maybe

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