Barry’s Downtown Prime

Barry’s Downtown Prime is located in the Circa Hotel on the Fremont Street Experience.

Every time I go to Vegas, one of my highlights is having at least one nice steakhouse dinner. We stayed downtown last month, and for this trip decided to try Barry’s Downtown Prime. It is located in the Circa Hotel directly on the Fremont Street Experience. We enjoyed our experience very much, and we would certainly go back. On balance, though, I think there are steakhouses I prefer.

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Pizza Rock Las Vegas

Detroit Style Pizza at Pizza Rock Las Vegas

When we go to Las Vegas, we usually stay on the Strip. Last month, however, we decided to stay downtown on the Fremont Street Experience. The first night we decided to go out for pizza, and I am glad we did. Pizza Rock Las Vegas was an easy walk, and they had both dine in and carryout options. We have a short video on the Dine Drink Vegas YouTube page if you want to check out the vibe of the space. If you want to dine-in, you should definitely make reservations. I don’t usually say this about a pizza joint, but you will also definitely want to think about what to order before you get there.

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Dine Drink Travel– both cruises and Vegas

A view from the Bellagio toward the Paris in Las Vegas.

Howdy, Dine Drink Travel fans! I wanted to take a minute to let you know about a small change in content on our website. We have 5200 subscribers on this page who came for our coverage of cruises and trips to Galveston. We appreciate every one of you. We are committed to continuing to provide the same great coverage for you– focused reviews of particular topics for your trip. No long videos of people eating, no 30 minute reviews where we vent our spleen about whatever is on our mind– just clear answers to specific questions about your travel plans. We have a trip scheduled on the Carnival Vista this Summer, and I cannot tell you how much my family and friends are looking forward to that.

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Carnival Online Check-In Process

Bill gives you all the detail on the Carnival online check-in process for his December 2021 sailing on the Carnival Breeze.

I always check in for my cruise as quickly as possible. Even if that check-in happens week before my cruise, it makes me feel like the vacation has started. Traditionally, that has happened many weeks before the cruise actually sailed. Given all of the post-COVID changes, however, Carnival online check-in now happens 14 days before the cruise. There are a couple of key changes since the “before times”– the time before COVID upended our travelling worlds.

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Carnival Dream Free Lunch options

The Main Dining Room (MDR) is one of the best Carnival Dream free lunch options, and they offer a brunch menu.

I wrote before that I was not impressed with the breakfast buffet on the Carnival Dream (text link). Truth be told, I was not particularly impressed with the buffet at any time of day, and I generally preferred the buffet on the Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas (opens new tab to a Galveston Cruise Reviews video). However, vacation involves a series of tradeoffs. While I did not enjoy the buffet, on balance the Carnival Dream free lunch options were great. Carnival just sets things up differently. Where Royal had a huge buffet and a couple of other free options, Carnival provided more free options in smaller restaurant spaces.

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