Jan – Feb 2019. MGM Grand Hotel. It’s OK. Rooms are older but on the higher floors they are feasible. Casino has poor ventilation so be prepared to smell like smoke.

Meal 1. The Grand Buffet $32 brunch and dinner daily. MOst buffets have done away with the less expensive breakfast and just serve daily brunch. The quality of food is not good.Would not recommend.

Meal 2. Wolfgang Puck’s serves a very good prime burger $20.Try it.

Meal 3. Of course there is nothing better than a top notch meal at the very pretentious but outstanding Joel Robuchon (RIP). The $127 to $455 prixe fixe menus, the bread and dessert carts, the butter from Brittany, the olive oil from Spain and of course the amuse bouche all are a once hopefully more dinning experience of a lifetime.Skip the $30 wine by the glass and get a bottle of something or a half bottle or a $10 bottle of Evian that do not tell you there is a charge for as they pour away.

Meal 4. Emeril’s Fish House is good and has the best banana cream pie. Shrimp poboy, shrimp cocktail. sliders all satisfying choices. Emeril has a happy hour also!

Meal 5. Fiamma Italian is way over priced. $40 for lobster gnocchi which actually was delicious. But $40 for a horrible chicken parm is a disgrace. $40 for the filet Marsala was returned immediately. Inedible. The grilled octopus was divine. Great table bread and flavored butters.

Meal 6. Craft Steak was very good and whoa expensive! Steaks were perfectly cooked with and amazing sears on all of them. Apps are limited. The charcuterie platter is a best bet. Deserts were sweet and tasty. Try the monkey bread.

Meal 7. My new favorite buffet is the daily brunch buffet at the Wynn Hotel. A class act with top notch food quality. Better than the over priced Bouchon next door.

Superbowl watch at the Waldorf Astoria Vegas. The old Mandarin Oriental Hotel next to the Aria. It is the only place to watch without smokers! Patriots win again vs. the LA rams in the most boring SB ever! Place your bets for next year! – Serenity Jones