Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas

Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas

I am an extraordinarily lucky man. I have lived in the United States, Mexico, and Nigeria, and in addition to those places have eaten meals in Indonesia, Japan, Canada, multiple spots in the Caribbean, Nicaragua, England, Holland, and probably some places I am forgetting. I am a proud consumer of food from street vendors, I grew up with home cooking in Texas, and I can comport myself reasonably well in very nice restaurants. I say all of this to express the judgment I use in making this claim- my favorite restaurant in the world is Le Cirque in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have stayed there in a Penthouse suite and in other accommodations, although that is generally because it is convenient to this restaurant. My favorite place to eat remains my grandmother’s kitchen, but if I am going to pay for a meal then this is the place to do it. Continue reading “Le Cirque in the Bellagio Las Vegas”

Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas

Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas

You know what’s weird? Going to Las Vegas, losing money at the blackjack tables, and still really enjoying your experience at the hotel. That is what has happened to me three times now at the Bellagio Las Vegas. It helps, of course, if you have a Penthouse Suite. Continue reading “Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite at Bellagio Las Vegas”

Fine print on extra data with Verizon Wireless

Ugh. I hate how closely you have to read the fine print to understand what you are getting from Verizon Wireless. I have noted before that they have some pretty good options for international travel, and I stay with them because their network works really, really well. I just hate the rocket science involved in figuring out what I am getting. I usually get some sort of lawyerly response, but this isn’t a court of law. I as a customer want to understand what I am getting without having to go through hoops. Continue reading “Fine print on extra data with Verizon Wireless”

American Airlines elite status renewal

I am a Gold elite on American Airlines— their lowest elite status, but still quite useful for things like having a dedicated agent to call when you need to adjust travel plans. I earned about 41,000 elite qualifying miles last year, so easily enough to renew my status but not nearly enough to make Platinum. I got an email offer to buy up to Platinum a couple of days ago, so I wanted to let everybody know what the options are if you are interested in buying or upgrading elite status. Continue reading “American Airlines elite status renewal”

New breakfast menu at Rosa’s 

UPDATE- I made a small update on September 22, and on September 23, 2017, posted the new breakfast menu. Original post follows below.


I was excited when I heard the Rosa’s Cafe on Faudree in Odessa was going to start serving breakfast. The menu was limited and it is drive through service, but breakfast was the last frontier in causing me to prefer Taco Cabana for my fast food Mexican fix. I finally got a chance to eat there this morning, and the ultimate Dine Drink Travel verdict is… Continue reading “New breakfast menu at Rosa’s “