Terri and I were in Vegas Sunday through yesterday eve. Iâ€™m not much of a TRer anymore, but here are some scattered ruminations: Board: The Disaster at GM was documented elsewhere. We did have two huge home runs, however, Bonito Michoacan and Paymonâ€™s Mediterranean. The first is a lot like Mi Coco, which Bruce turned Mikey and I on to earlier this summer, but with a much much much more expansive menu. The queso fundido appie was good but wouldâ€™ve stepped up with a lot more green chile and the de rigueur sopa fideo was far from Senor Campbellâ€™s Tomato meets Senorita Vermicelli. For entrees the three of us shared citrus/achiote carnitas, shrimp in a killer flaiming red chile sauce and chicken in a sauce of chipotle, toms, onion, green olives, etc. Bonito is one of the four (?) sister â€œMichoacanâ€ restaurants in town. Itâ€™s at Twain and Decatur. There are now two Paymonâ€™s â€“ Maryland Parkway and West Sahara out near Durango. The fare pretty much parallels what youâ€™d find across the expanse of Alexanderâ€™s one-time empire. Terri had a commendable souvlaki platter and I went for pastitio. My sis married into a huge Greek family so Iâ€™ve eaten gobs of pastitio over the years, and I gotta say Paymonâ€™s presentation reigns. Much heavier infusion of spice â€“ allspice, cinnamon, cardamom â€“ in the beef and the bÃ©chamel is baked as several custard layers rather being mixed through casserole-style (I know, pastitio is Greek lasagna and it should be layered as such, but that doesnâ€™t always happen.) The Arabic coffee -- deep and rich, lightly sweetened, hint of cardamom -- was the perfect closer. Iâ€™m getting my thoughts together for possibly writing â€˜em up for publication and will provide more details if wanted at that point. Room: Friends turned over a Masquerade Suite at Rio when they double-booked with a Spa Suite at GN. Suffice it to say the view from that wraparound accomm is stunning. Also suffice it to say that itâ€™s no different than the typical tired Rio room save the massive amount of elbow room and added furniture; OK, the bathroom is far better but it still doesn't stack up with what's offered in every room at the JW Marriott or maybe even the Ritz. When oh when is Harrahticâ€™s going to get in there and do something about the horribly dated decor and furnishings? Sunday we changed over to Suncoast. I know Coast has done some petty stupid things with VP schedules, but as a place to bunk -- $44 for us â€“ it is really hard to beat Suncoast. Big, very clean rooms, wonderful views, nice array of good value dining, it remains a fave. Golf: Played Heritage Falls at Sun City Summerlin on Saturday, Snow Mountain and Wolf at Paiute on Sunday, and Primm Lakes on the way home yesterday. Nothing at all wrong with a Vegas trip with four rounds. Misc: Terri burned most of Sunday at Palms Spa on Sunday. She also shopped a lot and even I ended up getting three pairs of shoes from the going-out-of-business Johnston & Murphy shop at the Primm outlets â€¦ 50 off across the board, regardless previous discount. Rode out the most wicked desert storm Iâ€™ve ever seen post-round at Paiute â€¦ slurping a lot of voddy, of course. (Yesterday was beautiful at Primm: mid-80s, sunny, storm clouds brewing in the distance, gorgeous light.) We saw Clint Holmes and enjoyed it, played a couple hours of VP at the Palms, meet with some folks from LVA and I inked the contract for my next book. So all in all a great trip. And I think weâ€™re going back this Sunday â€¦ or at worst a week from Sunday.