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Las Vegas, NV Trip – Day 4 – Great food, Mob Museum and Hitzville Show

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mr. Mamas for Breakfast Again 🙂

Well, we tried Mr. Mamas for breakfast again.   Today we split a Chili Cheese Omelet, toast and a bowl of fruit.  The omelet was great – though we agree that yesterday’s Cali Omelet was just a little bit tastier.  We ordered the hash browns today.  Much better choice over the home fries.  Our waitress today was Claudia.  She was nearly as cheery as Julie from yesterday.  And owner Nick was just as pleasant as ever.  Nice place.

Chili Cheese Omelet
Chili Cheese Omelet

 

Mob Museum

Well this is something different 🙂  The Mob Museum is now open and it’s pretty cool.  It’s located in what was the Las Vegas Court House and Post Office Building.  The non-profit that owns the museum spent many years and something like 40 million dollars renovating and creating the museum and exhibits.  We spent about two hours here and I know we could have spent another hour or two.   Lot’s of artifacts, pictures, movies, stories and fun facts about early Las Vegas and organized crime, both in Las Vegas and around the country.

The Mob Museum Building Courtesy of The Mob Museum website
The Mob Museum Building
Courtesy of The Mob Museum website

Amazing “BURGR”!

Our entertainment for tonight was an early show, so we decided to grab dinner early too.  We went to BURGR at Planet Hollywood.  BURGR is a Gordon Ramsay restaurant specializing in hamburgers.  And readers of this blog, I kid you not, “best burgers ever“!  In our opinion anyway.  And the fries, amazing!

This is a window from the Planet Hollywood Casino, looking into the BURGR restaurant.
This is a window from the Planet Hollywood Casino, looking into the BURGR restaurant.
Here's our food picture.  We split two burgers and an order of fries.
Here’s our food picture. We split two burgers (Euro Burger and Chanterelle Burger) and an order of fries (Truffle Parmesan).

Hitzville Show

Tonight for entertainment, we went to the V Theater in Planet Hollywood to see the Hitzville Show, starring Jin-Jin Reeves.   “Hitzville – The Show” is a journey through time with the music that made a city come alive. The show features hits made famous by Tina Turner, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Supremes, The Four Tops and more.  If you like the Motown sound and other black pop music of the 60s and 70s, you’ll love this show.  We did!

Hitzville Show - Jin-Jin Reeves
Hitzville Show – Jin-Jin Reeves

Hitzville Show Ticket

Las Vegas, NV Trip – Day 3 – Meetings and a Show

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Great “off-strip” Breakfast

Based on Yelp reviews for a great “off-strip” place for breakfast, we tried Mr. Mamas.   Wow – good call!  We split a Cali Omelet, toast and a bowl of fruit.  The omelet was great.  I ordered it with the home fries.  I’ve had better home fries.  These were deep-fried, not pan-fried.  I guess the omelet was the star though and it did not disappoint.  Our waitress, Julie, was cheery and very helpful.  We met the owner, Nick too.  Great guy.  We may be back tomorrow for the Chili omelet!

Nick the owner of Mr. Mamas - Las Vegas, NV
Nick the owner of Mr. Mamas – Las Vegas, NV
Cali Omelet - Mr. Mamas - Las Vegas, NV
Cali Omelet – Mr. Mamas – Las Vegas, NV

Work Meeting

I had my most significant business meeting of this trip today as well.  It was with the General Manager and the Facilities Administrator for Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort.  Wow, what I nice place this is.  The Nevada Chapter of the Heartland Owners Club held their rally here in late September of 2008.  I flew out for that one.  It was hot in the day and cool in the evening.  We had a great time!  Anyway, I’m working out all the details now and I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to hold the 2016 North American Heartland Owners Rally here.  More meetings and negotiations to be done – we shall see.

Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort
Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort

Amazing Lunch

Based on the recommendation of a cabbie, we ventured a mile east of the strip on the north end of Vegas for lunch at a Thai restaurant called “Lotus of Siam“.  Wow – it was worth the drive.  Nancy had the chef’s special, a Sea Bass dish with veggies, spices and flat wide noodles.  Oh my was that good!  I had the Panang Curry Chicken, also with flat wide noodles.  Very good as well.  I wish this place was closer to the south end of the strip – we’d go back, it was THAT GOOD!

Lotus of Siam
Lotus of Siam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett’s Popcorn!

There is a HUGE indoor mall on the 3rd floor of Plant Hollywood called “Miracle Mile Shops.  Lots of stores.  Some regular ones we known and others quite weird, for our taste.  We found a Garret’s Popcorn and could not leave without getting some.   Oh man – yummy!

Garrett's Popcorn - Las Vegas, NV
Garrett’s Popcorn – Las Vegas, NV. We couldn’t resist!
Caramel Cashew Garret’s Popcorn. Can popcorn get any better than this? Just in case, we also got a small bag of Chicago Mix (caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn – mixed).

Australian Bee Gees Show

This evening, we stayed at our hotel and saw a performance of The Australian Bee Gees.  What a show!  We really enjoyed it.  And what made it even better is that like all the shows we see, we get tickets at Tix4Tonight, at up to half-price.  But the even, more better part is we were asked if we’d like to move from our “back of the house” table to a table near the stage.  Sure, we’ll be seat fillers 🙂  Well, we were in the front row!  Very nice.

It’s sad that with only one Bee Gee remaining alive (Barry Gibb), the music could die.  But with acts like Australian Bee Gees, their music can live on.  If you get a chance to see this act somewhere in the world – treat yourself if you enjoy the music of the Bee Gees.

Group shot from our seats using an iPhone and no flash.
Group shot from our seats using an iPhone and no flash.
Australian Bee Gees - Barry Gibb performer
Australian Bee Gees – Barry Gibb performer
Australian Bee Gees - Robin Gibb performer
Australian Bee Gees – Robin Gibb performer
Australian Bee Gees - Maurice Gibb performer
Australian Bee Gees – Maurice Gibb performer
Our show picture
Our show picture