Proving yet again that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas, here's the situation report on our second trip in less than a month.
Melch was attending a conference for work and I agreed to come along and work remotely so that she wouldn't need to be alone for the week. I'm not a gambler, so for me Vegas just means more interesting locations for setting up my laptop, chances to try fancy foods and beers, and the occasional show.
|Gulden Draak has become a favorite of mine. You can find it at any fine establishment with a good Belgian beer list.|
|MGM, looking towards NYNY|
|I love the Vegas skyline. I'd love to go flying around the city at night some time.|
|We had lunch at Emeril Lagasse's place. The food was good and the beer was interesting.|
Most of the celebrity chef places are a bit pricey at night, but those that offer lunch service can be an okay deal. We stopped at Emeril's place in the MGM on our first day.
|Flamingos at the Flamingo|
|I think I just fell in love|
One of the places that I found was a BrewPub called... the Pub. It's located in the Monte Carlo, which was pretty close to where we were staying. They had free wifi. They had dozens of beers on tap and hundreds in bottles. There was an afternoon happy hour with wings and sliders. I may have gone there several times...
|I like to pair my Belgian beers with jalepeño egg burgers. A trick I learned at Eureka in SB|
I was pretty well on my own during the day, but in the evenings when Melch was out of the conference we were able to head out and enjoy some Vegas dining and entertainment. One evening we walked to Mon Ami Gabi, a french restaurant located at the front of Paris and overlooking the Bellagio fountains. The food, service, prices, atmosphere and view were all great. This restaurant is high on my list of Vegas recommandations (others include The Pub, Café Bellagio and the Bouchon brunch at the Venetian).
|Mon Ami Gabi|
|See? VERY BUSY!|
Once I was done being Very Busy Working and Melch's conference had wrapped up, she joined me for a drink before we went back to pack. Then it was a sunset drive home through the desert. Not a bad way to wrap up the week.