After a somewhat turbulent ride, we got home around 10:30 last night. I had the good sense to take today off work too so I could decompress from my trip. I have to admit, I’ve checked my work email several times, although I haven’t responded. So hard to unplug, especially with a smartphone.
Even though we’re back in Atlanta (and it’s my 10-year anniversary of living here!), I’m not done with the Vegas updates. I’ve got one more and it’s the food. It’s funny, being in Vegas really skews your perception of what’s expensive and what’s not. A $15 salad is a steal whereas at home, I’d balk at one that pricey! A $25 entree seems reasonable, whereas at home, we save those type of places for special occasions.
When we arrived on Sunday night, it was around 7pm Pacific time, so 10pm to us and we were starving. We went to Diego, in our hotel. I had the Ensalada Diego and Jason had a taco sampler.
Honestly, this was my least favorite restaurant that we went to our entire trip. It wasn’t bad, per se, it just wasn’t that memorable. And I ate too many chips.
For lunch, we went to wichcraft, which is one of Tom Collichio’s restaurants. I had the silician tuna sandwich. I usually shy away from tuna because of the mayo, but this sounded (and tasted) like it didn’t really have any, so I went with it because I actually really like tuna sandwiches.
Another day, we went to Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay where I had this monstrosity known as the Vegas Vegan. It typically comes with eggplant, which I don’t like, so I asked for extra zucchini instead. I maybe ate half of it and I have a pretty big appetite.
It also came with sweet potato fries and we got 5 dipping sauces – spicy ketchup, marinara, homemade mustard, cinnamon honey mustard and trufflle mayo. I liked the ketchup and mustard best. I did not try the mayo.
Another day, another meal. We actually kept it pretty light for dinner our last night and went to Seablue in our hotel for their happy hour specials. Jason had a half-dozen oysters while I had a half-dozen shrimp. I also had a salad that I didn’t really like. The shrimp were delicious though.
We wandered over to a different restaurant in our hotel, NobHill Tavern, afterward for a drink. I had the Cable Car. I don’t often order mixed drinks, but this sounded, and was, delicious. Probably because there was caramelized sugar around the entire rim.
After walking around Fremont Street for a while, we stopped in Cosmopolitan to try to find the secret pizza place. They have a little pizza place there that’s down a hallway and not marked where you can get greasy pizza slices. Hey, when in Vegas, right?
And now that we’re back in Atlanta and my pants are a little tighter (not really), I cannot wait to go to the grocery store and get back to my normal way of eating.
Do you splurge on food on vacation?