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The Eiffel Tower VEGAS Experience at Paris

WP_20131031_008When you see pictures or skyline views of the Las Vegas strip, the iconic Paris Hotel Casino Eiffel Tower (at half the size of the original) is no stranger. I personally have countless pictures and still find myself, trip after trip, snapping more.

If you didn’t know, there is a caged observation deck at the top of the tower and for one reason or another we’ve never been up there. But during our 1/2016, while in the casino playing, we happened to walk past a sign advertising the Eiffel Experience along with pricing. My wife noticed that FREE admission is given to those on their birthdays and to active military personnel. As that very day was my birthday, the FREE offer was too good to pass, so off we went to get my wife a ticket (Regular adult admission $19.25).

Tip: FREE admission is given to on the day birthdays and active Military Personal

Tip: Discount (think ½ off) admission tickets can be found at tix 4 tonight outlets all over the strip. See Discount coupon on the website


Have your camera ready because from the bridge to the elevators to the observation deck itself, many, many wonderful photo opportunities await. The 360 panoramic views of the strip and surrounding mountains is priceless. The Bellagio fountains are directly below and offer a unique viewing from 460 feet up!


Tip: Phone or Camera battery low? Make sure to have a full charge as photo ops are endless

Tip: Best time to visit is at dusk, see the mountains and the lights

Do yourself a favor and plan to visit the Eiffel Tower Experience during your next visit as it won’t disappoint!

jusqu’à la prochaine fois


Eats from our January 2016 Trip – The Buffet Yard House Cravings Feast of not so Grand Buffet


Yard House – Located near the High Roller observation wheel at The Linq is Yard House. Nice looking place with good service and 100 beers on tap plus good, very reasonably priced, eats… do I need to say more? Sure I do! If the already mentioned didn’t spark an interest than these tips should:

Tip: GREAT Lunch Specials and Happy Hour (M-F, 3-6)

Tip: The Club Sandwich is da bomb! Seriously large sharable dinner portion.

Mirage’s Cravings Buffet Cravings is a solid buffet option with several themed stations with a variety of consistently good food options. Since we often stay at The Mirage Casino Hotel we’ve visited this buffet probably more than any other.

Tip: Buffet includes unlimited draft beer (Budweiser and Goose Island IPA) and house wine (a red and white)

Tip: Active military receives BOGO or 50% off

Excalibur’s The Buffet – If in the neighborhood and hungry for a buffet that won’t break the budget consider The Buffet at Excalibur. This recently upgraded buffet is well appointed with the usual buffet fare. Taste and selection is pretty good and the dessert area has a crepe station that I always look forward to.

Red Rock’s Feast Buffet – Located 30 minutes west of the strip in the Red Rock Casino is the Feast Buffet. And a feast it is!! This is one tasty, well appointed, clean buffet. I can’t think of one thing that didn’t taste good. We went for lunch and it was very crowded but service and food item availability surprisingly excellent!

Tip: Excellent weekday pricing (with players card), Breakfast under $7.50, Lunch $9, Dinner $14

Tip: Same quality and pricing can be found at Green Valley Ranch which is also a Stations Casino

MGM (not so) Grand Buffet – Saving the worst for last, you’re welcome. Wow, what a disappointment this buffet was. Went for dinner at around 5pm ($60, $30 each) and lunch was still being served. Talked to the manager as he happened to walk by. He admitted that the kitchen was slow transitioning (lunch ended at 3!) to dinner. I told him food dishes were empty and the place was a mess, and he agreed! Ironically there was plenty of cheap pizza coming out of the kitchen. No Thanks, refund please.

Tip: If something isn’t right, say something. Vegas usually makes things right without hassle

The manager said a buffet remodel is underway and asked us to give them a second chance after completion. Since I’ve had good experiences with the Grand Buffet in the past, I just might do that, but not until the remodel is complete.


It’s not personal Sonny. It’s strictly business… at Capo’s Restaurant & Speakeasy


Right from the start this place was a lot of fun and is worth a visit. The “secret” entrance, the dim lighting with the mob themed décor, yes AND the food… cibo eccellente!

Before our trip, as I always do, I searched Groupon and Living Social for food and activity deals. Since we were landing early Sunday morning the Capo’s Living Social deal for Brunch for two with unlimited mimosas ($29) immediately stood out. After a quick search of reviews (nearly a perfect 5 stars) I was pushing the buy button. WP_20160124_009

Note: Capo’s doesn’t open until 11am on the weekends for brunch.

WP_20160124_004Even though we could have ordered off the lunch menu we were both hungry for breakfast so I ordered the Mad Sam’s Spicy omelet and my wife had Vinnie’s Veggie.  Both omelets were made from 4 eggs and included home fries and bread, Mad Sam was filled with Italian meatball and sausage with a slightly spicy red sauce was unique and pleasantly different. My wife chose the vegetarian option customized to her taste and said it was the best omelet she’s ever had, if you knew my wife you would know what a powerful statement this really is. We both chose mimosas (5 in total..each) with fresh squeezed orange juice, super awesome!   IMG_5708IMG_5706

Totally enjoyable experience at Capo’s, a perfect way to start a vacation or celebrate any occasion. We had such a good experience, we both agreed we would love to return for dinner especially when the live, think Frank Sinatra impersonator, entertainment is going on.


Tip: Dinner Reservations highly recommended

Tip: Full Menu posted online

Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy
5675 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 364-2276