American Airlines breakfast in domestic first class

The American Airlines breakfast in first class.
The American Airlines breakfast in first class featuring the Montamoré Cheese Omelette. I added the butter since it was a touch dry.

In December, I wrote about the American Airlines breakfast options from Las Vegas to Dallas. One thing that AA does exceptionally well is to give first class flyers choices. On this flight, I could have selected oatmeal, an omelette, or any special meal they had. I wanted a regular breakfast, so I went with the omelette. It was good, but I probably should have selected one of the special meals.

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Roy Choi Best Friend for Korean street food at the Park MGM in Las Vegas

Roy Choi Best Friend entrance.
Roy Choi Best Friend entrance. Located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, you walk through a convenience store and bar to get to the restaurant.

I live in West Texas. When I think of street food, I think of a dude in a truck selling tacos. That’s just how we roll. Roy Choi grew up in Los Angeles, and he apparently though of street food the same way. There is, however, a twist. I think of tacos as a Mexican dish. Roy Choi Best Friend offers Korean-accented tacos– and a lot of other deliciousness. The restaurant is located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, and there are several things you need to know.

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Fun Noodle Bar now open in Odessa

Pan fried bao at Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa, TX. The store is owned by the same family that owns Noodles in Midland and Volcano in both cities. It is located at the intersection of University and Grandview in the same shopping center as Mr. Gatti's.
Pan fried bao at Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa, TX. The store is owned by the same family that owns Noodles in Midland and Volcano in both cities. It is located at the intersection of University and Grandview in the same shopping center as Mr. Gatti’s.

Long-time Dine Drink Travel readers know that we (Texan Abroad, John Brawley Tophat, and Notorious P.I.G.) are big fans of Noodles in Midland. One of the first reviews we ever wrote was about Volcano in Odessa. We also love Volcano in Midland. Essentially, we love good Asian food options anywhere in the Petroplex. Happily, the same owner who brought us these stars has also opened Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa. It opened today, and I have already been there twice.

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Is free really free? NCL free casino cruise offer.

Norwegian Sky casino. The environment was great, but the table rules and electronic blackjack rules were awful.
Norwegian Sky casino. The environment was great, but the table rules and electronic blackjack rules were awful. A free casino cruise, however, makes it a much better proposition.

There is, of course, no such thing as a free lunch. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exceptionally good deals out there. Last year I cruised on the Norwegian Sky. I did not particularly enjoy my time in their casino. My perception changed when Norwegian sent me an offer for a free casino cruise. Your experience will certainly be different based on your situation. However, I thought it might be useful to let you know precisely what my offer was.

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Treasure Island VIP Room in Las Vegas

The Treasure Island VIP Room door is on the left.
Check in can take a while at busy hotels in Las Vegas. The Treasure Island VIP room, however, is a great way to avoid those lines.

My last several trips to Vegas have been to the Bellagio. I have also stayed at the Area Sky Suites. At different points, I have stayed all over Vegas. For this trip, however, I wanted to do something different. I went back to the Treasure Island and had a great time. I have already written about my suite and the spa. However, a key part of Las Vegas for me is feeling like a VIP. At TI, the VIP experience starts with the Treasure Island VIP room. It is a great way to get the trip started.

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