It has been a busy month for travel around here. Last month I zipped out to Vegas for a couple days to loaf with The Husband after he finished up at a conference. In what is fast becoming tradition, we hit a few of our favourite spots.
No trip to Vegas is complete for us without a trip to the Pinball Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s just down the road from the MGM Grand in a huge facility filled to the brim with pinball machines young and old. The machines are all open for play and it’s easy to lose a couple of hours chasing the silver ball. Cheaper than losing money in the casino, even with the cab ride there and back.
You can’t go to Las Vegas without indulging in some great food and one of our first stops was Hash House a Go Go. They’ve just opened a new location in the Imperial Palace and while I love the vibe out at the Sahara location I have to admit that the new one is super convenient to The Strip. My favourite is their chicken and waffles. “Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks.” Seriously. There’s bacon IN THE WAFFLE. The portions are huge, but so deliciously tasty that you’ll never eat again.
We’re always sure to head downtown to Fremont Street for other adventures. We popped into the Mermaid Casino for our traditional late night people watching snack. The casino is not one I would ever play in, but if you wander in, there’s a food stand in the back that sells deep-fried twinkies. Now, I would never eat a Twinkie normally (there’s no food in that food,) but when you deep-fry one it becomes magical. Deep-fried crusty goodness on the outside and the inner cake gets all warm and melty and delicious. We only ever order one to split and we almost never finish it, but it’s worth it for those first few magical bites. Paired with a white russian from the casino bar? That’s good times right there. I think I’m still full from everything we ate and that was two weeks ago!