HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas

HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.
HEXX, located at the Paris Hotel. may offer the best brunch in Las Vegas. The patio seating is definitely worth it.

I have written a lot about fine dining in Las Vegas, but that is mostly an option for dinner. I am a big fan of buffets for brunch, and the Caesars Bacchanal buffet may be the best. However, sometimes you just don’t want a buffet. For the best brunch in Las Vegas, you should definitely give HEXX a try. Located in front of the Paris, is has a good center Strip location with available patio seating which is great for people watching. Continue reading “HEXX for brunch in Las Vegas”

Joe’s Crab Shack is bad at Lent

The Seafood Gumbo on offer at Joe's Crab Shack one Friday in Lent
The “Seafood Gumbo” on offer at Joe’s Crab Shack on a Friday in Lent

So I get it. Not everybody celebrates Lent as a religious occasion. Those who do take different approaches. Fair enough. However, religious preferences aside, it’s not unreasonable to expect that a seafood dish at a seafood restaurant will principally contain…. seafood. Right? Apparently, that isn’t the deal at Joe’s Crab Shack. Continue reading “Joe’s Crab Shack is bad at Lent”

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”