on March 28, 2012
We visited New York, New York twice on our recent trip to Las Vegas. In the morning we hit the slots. They had added to this area since our last trip, but some of our favorites disappeared. Such is life. We met for coffee break at La Fornaio. Previously we had wandered into the bakery/deli and had a treat there. This year we were seated in a dining room and brought an extensive menu. We settled on latte's and a pastry called Zampa D'Orso. It was similiar to croissant stuffed with almond and hazelnut paste, topped with slivered almonds. A little dry, but what a nice flavor.After more playing the slots we had our lunch at The Nine Fine Irishman. The food was so good, I would bring my relatives here. Wait!!...I did bring my relatives here later in the week and we all were happy with our selections. The menu was heavy on Brit favorites and that was fine with us. We ate bangers n' mash, fish n' chips, also shepard's pie, and turkey panini (that doesn't sound British but it was very good). The restaurant is dedicated to the firemen and policemen who lost their lives in 9-11. On the walls are badges from each of the fire and police stations. Our waitress flirted in Irish brogue with the people at the next table. That added to the atmosphere, too, but delayed getting our meal!One of the reasons I like New York, New York is the sky walk to MGM Grand, which connects to Tropicanna. We did stop at both casinos for awhile. The MGM lions were delighted to see us....actually the slept through our whole visit. MGM has an enormous gaming floor, and not much else. The food court is lack-luster. But it is easy to get a cab from here. Tropicana had the lowest ceiling of any of the casinos we visited. It was a tad bit claustrophobic. I doublt if we will return here. Back at NYNY, one night we valet checked our vehicle and it took forever to get it back. Taxis are looking better and better.
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