A quick walk through Fremont Street in Las Vegas

The Fremont Street Experience features classy bars.
The Fremont Street Experience features classy bars.

Tourists in Las Vegas have two basic choices: Go to the Las Vegas Strip or go downtown. Longtime Dine Drink Travel readers know that I am a Bellagio fan and spend my time on the Strip. Downtown is less glitzy, although the Fremont Street Experience is an attempt to change that. Fremont Street features the Golden Nugget, Binions, and other standards of Old Vegas. Curious, my friends and I decided to check it out. The atmosphere is profoundly different. It is also a lot of fun. Continue reading “A quick walk through Fremont Street in Las Vegas”

Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas

Entrance to Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in the New York New York
Entrance to Zumanity in the New York New York

Zumanity, the Cirque du Soleil show playing regularly at the New York New York in Las Vegas, is… interesting. There are some amazing acrobatics, and every seat offers a great view of the stage. However, you need to know what you are getting into. The show bills itself as a celebration of human sexuality, and it certainly isn’t appropriate for children. To give you a better idea of what to expect, I will divide this review into two sections. First, I will describe what happens before the show. Second, I will describe the show itself. A word to the wise: Sit on the upper level if you don’t want to become involved in the show. Continue reading “Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas”

Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

The unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
The unmarked entrance to Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

If you go to Las Vegas very often, you will eventually find yourself wandering around looking for a snack. Rumor has long been that the Cosmopolitan has a secret pizza place. There is no advertising. There isn’t even a sign on the door. Intrigued, my friends and I went there one late night on our last trip. It turns out that Secret Pizza at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas is an amazing choice for a late night snack. They sell pizza by the slice with pretty much any toppings you want. Continue reading “Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas”

Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas

Trust Dine Drink Travel. Two hours at the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet is plenty.
Trust Dine Drink Travel. Two hours at the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet is plenty.

So I get it. I really do. Buffets are all you can eat. Proposing to limit what you eat at the buffet is, thus, a problem. When we went to the Caesars Bacchanal Buffet in Las Vegas the week between Christmas and New Years Day, we were concerned to see this sign. What do you mean we can only be there two hours? Then I remembered that I have been there several times before. The buffet always defeats me in much less time than this. The buffet here defines excess in Las Vegas. Here’s the thing, though: The food is excellent. It takes multiple rooms to hold all of the options, and almost all of the options are good. It is even worth the considerable price you have to pay. Continue reading “Caesars Bacchanal Buffet Las Vegas”

Bruxie Las Vegas for excellent fried chicken

Holy Chicken sandwich and Irish Nachos at Bruxie Las Vegas
Holy Chicken sandwich and Irish Nachos at Bruxie Las Vegas. We shared this between two people, and that proved an excellent idea. The fried chicken was excellent.

Sometimes accidents are happy things. Part of the joy of Las Vegas for me is the escape of it all. I was able to stay in a two bedroom penthouse at the Aria Sky Suites a few years ago, and Le Cirque in the Bellagio is one of my favorite places to eat. I pretend I am a high roller. Happily, however, I recently traveled with friends who do Vegas very differently. That meant I tried places I might not otherwise have sampled, and Bruxie Las Vegas was a happy accident they helped me discover. They serve excellent fried chicken, have reasonable prices, and are an excellent stop if you are anywhere near the New York New York. Continue reading “Bruxie Las Vegas for excellent fried chicken”