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What a whirlwind week. Vegas is over and I very much wish it wasn't. I described a few things in my last post, but there was so much more. I did realize some of the positives of exploring the city on my own. I got to do everything that I wanted to do that I had time for, and it was all half price, cuz I was just paying for myself.
I will post my first, last and only bitchy post about ESPN Zone here. I think too many companies have taken a name and used it for profit in too many areas. These guys may know food, but they know shit about customer service. I'll start with Tuesday night. I wanted to see the Jazz/Suns game, and I figured where else but the ESPN Zone. Well, I was sorely mistaken. I guess Australian rules football (Rugby for all the dumb asses) is more important than an NBA game that involved the team with the best record in the league and the team that used to play half its home games in Vegas. Thank god they had New York/Atlanta on instead. Well I stayed anyway. Ordered the Salmon and cocktail. Wanted the cocktail first, but I failed to express that desire to my server. Well, I guess she did bring it first, but it took 15+ minutes. Were talking Wild Turkey and Coke here... nothing that requires talent like a blender or shaker or something. PS. It wasn't because the bar was very busy. Alot of people told me I'd have to wait, but I got right in, and there were several empty tables nearby. Anyhow, I get my drink finally, and then more waiting. Finally, I smell my food coming before I actually see the guy. That salmon was so old, it was probably left over from the time when Jesus fed the masses with fish and loaves. I guess he had extra and sold it to espn. The taters were pretty bad too. I choked some down, but I barely ate 1/3 of my plate, and it was a small portion to begin with. I had finished my drink right after my food arrived, and wanted another. I asked one of the other waiters to get me another, thankfully he brought it. I finally saw my waitress. She stopped at the table beside me first, and I heard her apologize to them that she had been on break and that she was sorry everything took so long. She finally stopped at my table with the bill and no apology, I might add. She noticed right away that I hadn't eaten much and asked if it was OK. I told her no, but that I didn't want anything else, I just wanted to go. She took my $ and that was the last I saw her.
Fast forward to lunchtime the next day. I was pretty tired, but I knew I wanted to get something to eat and relax a little before I went to bed. I had noticed that The ESPN Zone had booths with built in tv's that looked pretty comfy, so I decided to give them one more chance. I went in and was greeted right away. As the host was trying to seat me at a regular table, I explained that I wanted to sit at a booth. He told me that it was against policy to seat only one person at a booth, you had to have two or more people. I stopped, looked around and counted at least five empty booths. I turned and told him thanks, but no thanks.
Never going in there again, I can tell you. On a positive note, I went back to the Bellagio where I was staying. Their cafe was pricey, but I had a great tenderloin steak and some of the best Chicken Noodle soup I have ever tasted. It cost me damn near $60 but it was worth it. Kudos to the Bellagio and their excellent service. I got to sit where I wanted too.
Wow, Time for work already. I swear this Vegas Post is gonna take me 4 days. Thats how much fun I had though..... More Later.