Apr 29, 2009

MGM Grand - Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill 2009

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill at MGM. We always liked eating here. But on this trip, it was half/half. I liked chicken salad and beef skewers. It could be just me, because I only eat breasts, I don't usually like to eat other parts. My pizza's chicken wasn't only chicken breasts, it was mixed with different parts that I hate. I wish I knew it so I didn't order it.

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CLICK HERE for pics from 2005
CLICK HERE for pics from 2004

Chinois chicken salad with candied peanuts and honey-mustard vinaigrette $15
It's a big portion.

Mesquite grilled steak skewers with creamy celery salad and steak sauce $14

Sauce tasted like steak or BBQ sauce, salad wasn't creamy and didn't have any celery taste.

Organic chicken with potato puree and sauteed spring vegetables $28

I thought potato had no taste, but my husband liked it.

Pizza: chicken, eggplant, roasted peppers and cilantro (with no cheese) $14

It was thin crust, like cracker, and also I think there was no sauce. Usually pizza has tomato sauce or some kind of sauce, but this didn't. I wish they only use chicken breasts for the chicken.

Strawberry Cream Pie $8

dessert menu 2009

Rating (food): 3.6 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Lunch & Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday, 11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:30am - 11:30pm

(702) 891-3000


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Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.

Green Valley Ranch:
complimentary nights, $75 free play, $75 food & beverage credit, 30% off spa treatment

2 complimentary nights, $50 in free play, unlimited tower access, 2 for 1 tickets to American Superstars or Bite

Main Street Station:
complimentary 3 nights, $30 in food voucher

Total Rewards: Brookstone Giveaway, June 26-29
Includes complimentary 3 nights, any one of your choice (from 4 items) of free gifts

Treasure Island:
free 3 nights

Rio: Ultimate Poker Challenge, June 23-26
Includes 3 free nights, one complimentary tournament entry

Apr 28, 2009

The M Resort - Las Vegas

New M Resort casino! It was pretty big, it was like Red Rock casino.
It took us 10 minutes from the Strip. And we love their self-service free sodas.


Apr 26, 2009

MGM - Emeril's New Orleans Fish House 2009

We recently received an MGM offer that included $250 food credits. They said you can use at any MGM-owned company, so you can use anywhere except at Joel Robuchon and Rainforest Cafe. That's what they said. BUT when we were ready to check out, they said they can't comp Emeril's because they are NOT owned by MGM. We ate at Emeril's in 2007 and 2008 and they were owned by MGM and we were always comped. So it's hard to believe that they are not owned by MGM in 2009, and also nobody told us. This was so wasting money. 2 desserts and 2 coffee drinks total was $40. We were just so pissed off, and we're probably not booking at MGM anymore. The room was so crappy, too. View was air vents.

Anyway, OK, so it was busy Saturday night, the restaurant was full and they told us it'll take about 20 minutes to be seated, but we saw there were 2 seats open at the bar, so we sat down. We waited about 5-10 minutes and finally got somebody to take our order. The guy who took our order, he talked so fast, and we couldn't understand him 100%, also he didn't let us explain. First, we received our espresso in tiny cups, I wanted cappuccino, not espresso, but again, we couldn't tell him about that. So 5 minutes after I received my espresso, I asked him to change it to cappuccino, and he did it with no problems. That was nice.

I ordered beignets, because I thought I can get good beignets here but it wasn't. I mean, it was okay, but nothing amazed me, just so normal. My husband liked the coffee ice cream so much. We really liked banana cream pie last time, so we ordered it again, and also that was the reason we came here. But somehow, we thought taste wasn't good as before.

So, we tried 3 times here at Emeril's and we've been disappointed by the food pretty much every time. So I don't recommended eating here. But their cappuccino is always good.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2008.
CLICK HERE for pics from 2007.

New Orleans style beignets with powdered sugar and coffee ice cream $9

Emeril's Banana Cream Pie $9

Espresso: Florio $6, Blue Mountain $12


dessert menu (2009)

Rating (food): 2.5 / 5
Rating (service): 2.5 / 5
Repeat: No

Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm

(702) 891-7374


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Apr 21, 2009

Vegas offers

Here's the offers we recently received.

Total Rewards: Electronic Giveaway, June 4-7
Includes 3 complimentary nights, one complimentary 15.6" widescreen TV/DVD combo

Total Rewards: Home Improvement Gift Card Giveaway, June 12-14
Includes 3 complimentary nights, $100 Lowe's gift card

complimentary nights each month of May and June

Caesars Palace: 3-6-9 Invitational Slot Tournament Series
Includes 3 complimentary nights, special tournament gift

3 complimentary nights, $15 dining credit, $15 free play a day

Palace Station: $25,000 Memorial Day Slot Tournament, May22-24
Includes 3 complimentary nights

2 complimentary nights, $50 in free play

Red Rock:
2 complimentary nights (for each show), 2 complimentary tickets to The Allman Brothers Band and Jackson Browne

Planet Hollywood:
2 complimentary nights, $50 in free play, $10 discounts to Peepshow, $10 off per meal at buffet, 2 complimentary passes to spa, a special birthday gift

Apr 19, 2009

Rio - Carnival World Buffet, Dec. 2008

More pics from Carnival World Buffet at Rio. $48 for two @ dinner. On this trip, my favorite things were the corn dog and cranberry bread. And maybe ham was fine, too. But everything else sucked.
Also we think if the tag says "chef's special", that means people who work there don't know what it is, so they just say "chef's special". I don't recommend eating these "chef's special" at this buffet.

for pics from Nov. 2008
CLICK HERE for pics from 2005.

make your own stir-fry

popcorn shrimp

bread, sushi, hushpuppies, ham, tomato, popcorn shrimp

Chinese plate


chili, I think

spaghetti with meatballs

There were some mystery unknown thing in it. I wonder what kind of meatball it is.

Lemon meringue pie and banana foster. Banana was awful, and lemon curd part for the pie tasted like made with instant lemonade mix.

Red velvet cake, flan, and... I don't know how to say, but it's cream in a chocolate cup and berries on top.

nasty chemical tasted gelato

Rating (food): 2 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: No


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Apr 18, 2009

Rio - Carnival World Buffet, Nov. 2008

Carnival World Buffet at Rio. This was back in November, 2008. We received a coupon for 2 free buffets here. Usually it costs $48 for two, and this was a Sunday night. They do have a big selection of food, but like, for example, desserts looked so nasty, and gelato tasted terrible, sushi looked like made by machine, and some items were dry. I did like the cranberry bread they had.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2005.

fried chicken, pizza, pasta, popcorn shrimp

made to order stir-fry

sushi, cucumber salad, hushpuppies


salad, bread


waffle fries, beef

sushi, shrimp, hush puppies, popcorn shrimp

Thai noodle soup



rib, rice, corn, and chicken wings

Don't eat!!! Tastes like chemicals!

Rating (food): 2.5 / 5
Rating (service): 3.5 / 5
Repeat: No

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