What happens in vegas...I tell everyone
Trip Start Aug 11, 2010
18Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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We arrived at 8:20am local LV time. We went to Trader Joes to buy some snacks. I really wish we had one ofthose in LA. We picked up a few cheap bottles of wine to try out during the trip. Lisa's knocking back a bottle right now while driving. I kid I kid.
Anway, we ate lunch at Settebello's. It's another Nepoli (spelling?) certified pizza place. We have eaten at one in dallas a few times. Paper thin crusts, wood fired brick ovens, very simple. The way pizza should be. It makes me want to burn down a Pizza Hut in protest when I taste what pizza was intended to be. There's no stuffed crust, bbq meat, hot wing BS involved. Simple and good.
The pizza place was also next to a whole foods. We went in to scope it out and wait for Settebellos to open. (11 local time but it wqs 1:00 to us...and we were hungry). Anyway, I digress They had about 20 wines in a cooler that you could taste. 2 of which were from the vinyard of our favorite musician (Maynard ...lead singer of Tool). That was neat to try...didn't fork out the $25 for a bottle, but the taste was good enough..and free.
The cool ice cream place was closed unfortunately (Atomic #7). Not open on wednesdays. Lisa cried a bit.
From there we checked into the hotel (Aria). Very swanky...push button curtains and a huge marble shower...thanks Hotwire. We took a load off for 30 minutes and then hit the strip. It's as soul sucking as I remember. We did the world of Coke $7 tray of 16 sodas from around the world. Well worth the money.
We also went into the Imperial Palace's car museum/showroom. That was really cool. I got to see a ton of cars I'll never afford but have always dreamed of. (Jaguar XJ200 was probably the highlight for me).
We ate dinner at Capriotti's Sandwich shop. (Thanks Linsey for the tip). We shared a large, 20" sub that was shredded roast turkey, cold bread stuffing and cranberry sauce. That thing was amazing. I want one for lunchtoday.
We capped off the night at the Penn & Teller show at the Rio. Very cool show. They mixed a good bit of their Libertarian views into the performance. They were offering small metal pocket squares with the Bill of Rights onit to wear to the airport metal detectors. I was a ble to take a picture with Penn after the show. Really nice guy.
(posted from Beatty, NV)