Upon arrival, we checked in our luggage at PH and hit up our favorite Top Dollar and Pinball slot machines as our room wouldn't be ready for an hour. After a successful 30 minute session we headed to Walgreens to pick up our water and other miscellaneous items. Next we got our room keys, unpacked, showered and off to BurGR to eat. The one thing we noticed right away is that PH did away with the Platinum line at the cage as well as the CET prices on the menu. Since getting a good cup of coffee is hard to find I actually ground up some beans and brought them with me. Used the coffee machine to heat the water and used my press for a fresh tasting cup of coffee each morning. On to the report which is broken down into topics. BurGR This is usually our first meal of each trip. The place was packed and you can't cut to the front as Platinum unless you have 3 or more in your party. Not sure if this was just for the March Madness time or something new. This is a fail safe meal as well as they have awesome milkshakes although a bit pricey. They were packed and our option was to wait a bit longer or sit at the bar. We opted for the bar which was an excellent idea. We had a huge tv only a few feet away for watching the game and we pretty much had a dedicated server. At BurGR our waiter is so busy they barely get a chance to stop by frequently, but at the bar we got much more attention. On another day we ordered 2 shakes to go and it was $22 and took about 10 minutes. Expensive but still worth it. Make sure they still include the cookie with the to-go order. Craps Holy shit!!!!! Craps on the strip was insane. This was our first time going during March Madness and all casinos were taking advantage of it. That first day, PH had $15, $25 and $100 table minimums. Even Paris and Ballys were $15 tables. We took a trip downtown and even they all had $10 table minimum. Binions was the only $5 table downtown. There was a $3 table (I think at Fremont) but that was packed even early morning. Mob Museum I had high hopes for this and was disappointed especially for the price. This poor review is mostly due to my expectations as the museum has received mostly good reviews. When going to a museum, my expectation is to view numerous artifacts with maybe a note card with tidbits of information and not have to look at numerous pictures and spend my time reading paragraphs of information instead of admiring the different items. I felt I was re-reading all I heard on the History Channel. As far as the artifacts I felt they fell short here as well. If the wall was truly the same wall from the St Valentine massacre, why were there about 2 dozen fake inserts? This makes me wonder just how authentic it really was. Also, some of the other items were replicas or wrong time period as opposed to being authentic. I dislike the movie portion as its rare you arrive at the start. Its like arriving in the middle of the lecture. Part of the topic at hand is lost. The one shown within the courtroom was actually the most interesting, but not sure if its simply because we arrived at the start or simply because it was all new and interesting information. Downtown We have visited downtown twice and thought we wouldn't bother going back again but since we planned on visiting the Mob Museum, we figured about heading down early in the morning and give it another try. This time I did some preliminary research on the buses and places to eat. There was something different this time as we really enjoyed it and plan on revisiting next trip as well. We arrived downtown around 5:00am and headed to DuPar's for breakfast (based on feedback from this board). As with my usual breakfast I start with some oj. My first sip and it was some of the best oj I have ever tasted. I told my wife this tasted as if it were "just made" fresh. A quick glance around and sure enough they have a oj press behind the counter. Even with the bits of seeds, it was most definitely the finest glass of oj for a few bucks instead of the $9 crap oj from the strip. I ordered the eggs and my wife had the eggs, pancakes and bacon. The food was very good costing about $22 and change before tip. We visited only some of the casinos and I was hoping to find a few $5 Crap games but even downtown the tables were $10 and $15. After visiting the Mob Museum we headed toward Pizza Rock (based on feedback from this board). It was supposed to open at 10:30am. We waited until about 10:50 and they still were not opened. A number of other people were expecting them to be opened and left as well. We were too hungry to wait around not knowing when/if they would be open. Overall, there were little to no people downtown which made it nice. There were more people then we cared to encounter downtown asking for money. Granted there are more on the strip but they just have a sign. Downtown way too many will directly ask you for money which I don't care for especially that early in the morning and they are walking directly towards you. I acquired my first Silver Strike coin and also played Craps at 4 Queens and Binions which I saved a $5 chip each for my Vegas chip collection. We would have stayed longer downtown but opted to save more for next trip. Also, we needed to head to the Stratosphere as we were hungry and I planned on jumping off the top. Stratosphere As mentioned above, we were pretty hungry but no way was I going to eat then jump. My options were to wait another 45 minutes (20 minutes for the appointment and another 20 or so for the intro) or eat then sit around a couple of hours for the food to digest then jump. I was way to hungry to wait. Ultimately we decided to eat at Roxy's, play some machines and move on. It appears the jump will have to wait for our next trip. Roxy's provides good food at a good price. ($38 including tip) We have eaten here a few times and each time have had a good meal and their milkshakes are very good. Aria - Five50 Pizza and dessert Finally got around to trying out the Five50 Pizza. Ordered a slice and bottle of water. $10!!!!! Call the cops. I have been robbed. Oh, and the slice is small. Actually the slice was $5.50 and the water was $4.50. I will admit, the flavor was good, but the crust is soft and way too oily. It was insane how much oil dripped off. Glad I tried it but will not go back for that price. Better options at better prices out there. Next stop was a free dessert thanks to MyVegas rewards. My options were Intense, Imperial or Triple Chocolate. I asked which is the preferred out of the three to which the lady recommended the Imperial. Wow. Awesome. Although these are expensive desserts ($8) I would come back as it is that good and unique. I know what you are thinking. I won't pay $5.50 for a slice of pizza but will pay $8 for dessert??? Well, I tend to each 3-4 slices of pizza and 1 dessert. As I mentioned, there are other pizza options for better price. If you know where to get these desserts for a better price let me know. Ringers Fairly new inside PH. Extremely small menu, but the food wasn't bad at all. We ordered the wings and sliders. The wings were breaded and nice size. Not the small meatless wings you usually find. Since the wings were breaded there was a hint of some grit (probably some cornmeal or something) but overall as mentioned they were meaty and very good. Shake Shack This place was packed. My wife really likes their milkshakes and debated about skipping it due to the line. It was then that I noticed an outside window. Apparently you can get a shake (no burgers) at this window. There was no line so we were able to simply walk up with no wait. Its a nice like tip for those not wanting a burger and want to skip the lines. I will be posting some slot information shortly.