As you already know two of my daughters and I went to Vegas last weekend for the Vegas Valley Book Festival. It was an eye opener for me, because the Festival was downtown--which is so much different from the Strip. I can sum up what we saw in one word --kitsch! Kitsch, kitsch everywhere--there is nothing more beautiful than kitsch against a bright blue sky.
Where else in the world can you see a red pumps floating in the sky that have the added benefit of glowing at night.
Or, star spangled bikini women against a backdrop of a patriotic parking garage.
Or, bare bones casinos that advertise everything they've got. Coffee Shop--CHECK, Bar--CHECK, Gambling--CHECK, and what else, Free Parking of course.
We ate at The Beat coffee house. The food was okay, but the atmosphere was very hip. My husband would have loved their record collection.
We also ventured out of downtown and off the Strip to the Komex restaurant for dinner. Yes, you know Komex food, it's everywhere. Everyone loves their Korean Mexican fusion restaurants. We all had the Bulgogi Burrito which is a type of Korean Barbecue style meat (in our case beef) in a classic Mexican style burrito. It was super yum--on my scale of yum, super yum is the yummiest. I wish I had been brave enough to order the kim chee with it.
Every restaurant has to have Chinese placemats with their chips, salsa and guacamole.
Vegas makes multicultural work baby!!!