Vegas -- Food stuck
After a pause I look up and say, "Um, ... we're going to high-card this, right?"
Any trip involving Ryan will put you in touch with some of the very best restaurants around.
Of course, I don't think I've ever spent $300 for dinner for just myself before, but it was totally worth it. The headline, "Food stuck," I believe came from Otis, who said something like "I don't mind being food stuck" as opposed to being traditionally "stuck," or down money gambling.
We ordered the seasonal menu and that came with seared ahi for an appetizer, lobster pot pie, chilean sea bass in a miso soup sauce, Kobe beef and desserts such as a mini root beer float (with chocolate straw), something like the chocolate volcano I've known in other places and warm cookies. I ordered the meal paired with different wine and it was amazing, especially white wines that I didn't really know about before.
After dinner I was really tempted to play one hand of blackjack at the O's $100/hand tables just to see if dinner would be on me, or if it would be care of the casino. But I resisted the urge. I wandered in the crowded poker room and saw Doyle Brunson, Jen Harman and Phil Ivey in their high-stakes playing area, Bobby's Room.
I managed to make my way back to the MGM, where many of the bloggers had assembled for $2/4 mixed games. We played some interesting things that I hope get transferred to the home game -- double flop hold'em -- the dealer puts out two different boards, and reverse hold'em (a game suggested by CC) in which you see one card each for the flop and turn and three on the river.
Just an awesome day -- still not a winning day -- but one that made me renew my appreciation for being in Vegas.