Eats and Events Arrived late Friday, April 30, got to MSS around 11:00pm. Had sushi and a couple of cocktails at 777. Friday, May 1. Late breakfast at MSS buffet. Dinner at the Cal, Redwood Grill, escargot appetizer and porterhouse steak dinner. Very good. Paid with slot points. Dinner was followed by Earl Thomas Conley at the Golden Nugget, very enjoyable. Mr Conley was having significant back pain and took a short break during the concert. During his break the band did their own thing and really cut loose with music ranging from Frank Sinatra to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Saturday, May 2. Brunch buffet at MSS. Dinner was at the California Noodle house. Turned out kinda funny. Kim ordered Spicy Thai Shrimp which was marked as Hot/Spicy on the menu. We asked the waiter how hot it was and he said 4 on a 1 to 10 scale. ‘Hot’ is usually not an issue with us so Kim went ahead with the Thai Shrimp. It was a lot spicier than typical ‘hot’. I could tell it took her by surprise. Within a minute the cook was at our table (not by our request). He said the order came with a note of 4 for spicy, he went on to say they don’t use a scale for hotness, he assumed a scale of 1 to 5 and prepared it very hot. He made it a point to watch her take her first bite and noticed her reaction. He offered to remake the dish as normally served and had a fresh plate to her within a few minutes (which suited her for hotness). I had a chicken/shrimp/rice dish. Both were good. Sunday, May 3. Breakfast was a comped MSS brunch buffet. Lunch was a Shrimp cocktail at Dupar’s and we split a piece of coconut cream pie. Best pie ever! Sunday afternoon we checked in to our free room at Mirage and saw Beatle’s Love (both from myVegas). Dinner was Outback above Casino Royale. Very good. 8oz prime rib, salad, and potato, $20. Monday, May 4. Breakfast was doughnuts purchased at Lappert’s Ice Cream shop the day before (California Casino) along with our MSS coffee pot (we carried our coffee pot with us to Mirage). Next we went to the Riviera to pick up some chips. We got there around 9:30am, the table games were closed and they were shutting down the slot machines. Lunch was a myVegas buffet comp at Palace Station, pretty good. Dinner was at the El Cortez coffee shop, Jacky Burgers were good, service ok, atmosphere poor. Tuesday, May 5. Laundry day. Kim started playing VP while I went to the MSS RV park to start a couple of loads of clothes in the washing machine ($1.50 to wash, 30 minutes), went back to MSS to see how Kim was doing. Back to RV park to put clothes in dryer ($1.00, 45 minutes), went to Burger King and picked up hash browns and burritos. Took Kim her food, we ate at the VP machine. Together we went to RV park to retrieve/fold clothes. For lunch we decided to try Chicago Brewing Company at Four Queens, excellent food. We had the Garlic Knots, Chicken wings, and Chicken Tenders, very good. Wednesday, May 6. Once again we had doughnuts from Lappert’s, I would pick up the doughnuts and bring them back to the room while Kim and still getting ready. Lunch was Chicago Joe’s on 4th street, yuck. In the evening we went to CommonWealth for our Laundry Room reservation, very enjoyable but pricey. Dinner was at Chicago Brewing Company, excellent again. Thursday, May 7, our last full day. Lappert’s doughnuts again. Lunch at Cal Market Street, good. For dinner we went to California Noodle House again. Another mix up. We sat at one end of a long table for eight, two ladies were later seated at the other end. The food was rather slow to come out. The ladies at the other end of the table were served food before us. We noticed them looking at their plates and talking to each other, but not eating. Kim asked if something was wrong with their order, they said yes, it had shrimp instead of chicken. They had our food. They let the waitress know they would keep the food and ours came out a few minutes later. Gambling. Nearly all our play was 9/6 Jacks or Better Video Poker at MSS. We typically played quarters in the morning, half dollars after lunch, and dollars after dinner. Coin in, $65k over 7 days. Won $118 after figuring in 64 scratch offs. I hit a $1k Royal playing quarters on May 5th.