I just went today and this place is amazing. The lunch special is $16.50 for all you can eat buffet, and trust me it's All you can eat. The inside of the place is really nice with early painting that line the windows and ceilings and the chairs are really puffy and comfortable. Then after you sit down the real fun begins after a waiter tells you about the salad bar, buffet, and then meat servers. I'd advise going to the salad bar and getting some veggies on your plate before the meat comes around. They have a ton of choices and actually have other dishes there but it's best to save yourself for the meat. Now to the servers, they come around to your table when you turn the wooden figure you get from red (stop) to green (serve/go) and ask you how much of the meat (i.e. sausage, filet mignon, top sirloin, pork/beef ribs, etc) you want. They cut it off the skewer with a knife and it's served fresh! The staff is very friendly and its great to go with large or small groups. I'd recommend not eating anything before or maybe a small snack; afterwards you won't want to eat for a while. I highly recommend checking it out for lunch (dinner is more expensive but they do have more meats).
This mortuary is very well organized and run. I can't say anything bad about the owner and staff. I'd say more but I'll just leave it at we had a family member pass away and it was a very hard time. The private family service held was very well planned and the staff was there to help us in anything we needed (i.e set up a slide show on the computer and projection screen). They also helped us with the escorts to and from a service at the Church. They are very professional, understanding and I would recommend their services for anyone who would need them.
Bringing the East Coast out West to mix with pirates, Egyptians, and giant lions, who would've thought it'd work out so good. This hotel-casino is really unique in how it brings NY style and food to the Strip. It's got all the bars, restaurants and food that NY has and great service. I would recommend trying their world class roller coaster if you get a chance, get your ticket before they sell out. They have an arcade area for kids so parents can definitely bring kids for the weekend. If you're a sports fan they have the ESPN zone now where you can catch all kinds of sports. I'd say check out their steak house (Gallagher's if you get the chance) or the Bar at Times Square. It's worth a visit or two if you'll already be in Vegas for a couple days.
As with any casino this place has lots of games and as any hotel in vegas lots of rooms. They usually have pretty good deals for rooms so check early and book early if you plan on visiting. If you are scared of heights it may not be the best idea to go to the top of the Stratosphere, but then again it may be just the thing you need to overcome that fear. With a host of thrill rides at the top of 100 floors overlooking Las Vegas, it's a wild ride. They have the Big Shot, which shoots you up and drops you so quick you may not realize what happened, the roller coaster, and the newer Insanity ride that has you cradled over the side of the tower spinning you. They also have dining options all around, including the top of the world restaurant at the top (romantic get away spot maybe?). Recommendations: visit the top if you've never seen Vegas that way, and maybe try a ride while you're up there. Overall it's a pretty unique spot to check on in Vegas and it's recommended you visit at least once
One of the older casino/resorts in Vegas, this place is most recognizable by it's giant flashing clown sign and also for the amount of family entertainment it offers. With affordable rooms and a host of activities I feel this is one of the better places for parents and kids. The midway offers a host of carnival games and arcades for people to win prizes and also has its own performing circus acts that go on every day. It's pretty cool because they filmed a James Bond Movie there way back when (it was a Roger Moore one but I can't remember the name right now). Also they have their own Adventure Dome, complete with roller coaster, water ride, and a lot of other rides/activities. Prices are typical for an amusement park and they have wristbands for all day passes where you can go anytime before it closes. I'd recommend trying the coaster at least once! Their dining options are pretty large too; there's the typical LV buffet and also a steak house and a slew of other restaurants/cafes. Their pizzeria is pretty good, I'd recommend a try if you visit. Overall it's a really cool place if you want to get away from the mega resort/casinos on the strip and catch a free circus show or be a kid again.
This Resort/Casino is one of the newer ones to arrive in town though the name is very familiar. With waterfalls and rivers that run through it the place feels like an oasis within an oasis. With plentiful high class shopping (or browsing as I like to do), four and five star restaurants, gaming galore, this place has it all. The Tryst night club is one of the most popular in the city now though its best to get on a guest list or get there early if you ever want to get in. Everything is pretty pricey (mostly the food and drinks) but it's a really nice place to hang out or just grab a bite to eat or get a drink with some friends. I'd recommend checking out their fountain shows which run every night with special effects and lights that change the outside waterfall/wall into a wild performance. It's definitely worth a walk through if you're in Vegas.
Located in the UTC Mall off La Jolla Village Drive, this store has a host of items to choose from, whether it's appliances or electronics, to etc etc. There is ample parking and the location is pretty visible from the street. Usually there are some good deals, check the coupons, but if you just like to browse then it's a good place to spend part of your day walking through the aisles. It's got air conditioning which is nice on a hot day and customer service is pretty good too. Overall its worth a look if you are at the mall for the day, enjoy
You may miss this place if you're not paying attention, be sure you are. This local Indian restaurant is a great place for lunch or dinner. There's outdoor and indoor seating so it's perfect for large or small groups. I'd highly recommend their combos, (chicken masala) which come with nan and rice. Portions are pretty good and the owners are really friendly. I'm a nan person so I like to try it everywhere I go, at this place I'd recommend getting the garlic nan when getting the combo meal or getting an extra plate of it if you want to try the regular too. So if you're craving some Indian food check this place out, enjoy!
Howie's Game Shack at the Kaleidescope Center in Mission Viejo is the largest gaming center I've been to and that's no understatement. It's got great prices, from $5 an hour or an all day pass for only $15, which is what my friends do most of the time. It's cool b/c they have the fingerprint system where you sign up the first time you go and they scan your finger print so get your own account from there on out. They are open every day of the week though hours vary with Friday usually being the busiest because they are open later. They have so many computers, there it's pretty intense and games can get huge. They also have lots of televisions with console games hooked up such as Halo 3. Going back to the computer games, they have a pretty wide selection including Battlefield(s), WOW, command and conquer, Unreal tournament, Counter Strike, and much more. I love playing Battlefield in the large games b/c everyone on a computer is usually in on it so the games can be 50 on 50! They have plenty of energy drinks there for the hard core gamers and also are located next to plenty of restaurants. I also got to meet the manager the first time I went there and he was really friendly and the service is pretty good too. I'd recommend it if you want to relieve some stress after a long week or are a casual or competitve gamer.
Located off Fullerton Rd in Rowland Heights, this Thai restaurant packs a punch. For what you pay, which is very affordable, you get more than enough. We had a party of eight and had enough left over for another person or two though I would have loved to have finished it off. They have a large menu selection from noodles to rice dishes. I'd recommend the pad thai noodles or one of the other dishes that include their chicken. It's a perfect place for groups of all sizes and the service is pretty good though when it gets busy it may be less than you expected. Overall good food so it gets thumbs up from me.