Wednesday, May 27, 2009

M. Dares Casino Food

Today, we have a special report from faithful (and intrepid) reader, M. on the Riverside Casino:

Today I rolled the dice and had lunch at the Riverside Casino. Thai Curry Chicken Fried Rice was highly recommended to me by someone....that I can only assume doesn't eat out much. I mean the guy raved about this dinner and I just don't get the hub-bub. But they do have pad thai and I'm a sucker for pad thai so I might actually venture back one day.

Their parking lot is packed lunch & dinner hours and I mean PACKED! I don't feel I have solved the mystery is it food or the card games?

On a positive note, the service was fast. You will not get a seat at the Baccarat table - that area is non-stop action from open to close, but the restaurant portion has plenty of open tables if you go before 1pm.

The place is open 24/7 and serves breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime. No website. The place does not smell like smoke - it had a recent remodel and is decent. And I have easily three portions of food for $10. Once I picked out the pineapple [The Power Womon and M. will not be dining together anytime soon] it was edible. Spicy, but edible. My lips are on fire; the photo of the shake at the Iceberg nearly drove me to Utah!

The Riverside Casino has Thai menu? Bizarre! Thanks for the report, M., and congratulations on making it out alive - T2 has avoided the place like swine flu - believing it to be the origins of the Green River Killer. I mean, this place looks like the perfect spot to sit around a baccarat table, eat fried rice and get obsessed about prostitutes. I'm just saying.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

On the road

This past week I've been in my home town, Salt Lake City, Utah. A lot has changed here, but thank goodness, one thing has remained the same: the Iceberg in Draper.

When I was eight years old, I was on a all-boys baseball team. Anytime we won a game, our coach would take us to the Iceberg for burgers and shakes. It is one of those happy childhood memories that incredibly, has stayed trapped in time.

I ordered what I always had - fish fillet sandwich, hand-cut fries, and a hand-mixed, hot fudge, banana shake. It's a heart attack in a sack for sure, but since it's a rare occasion, I indulged.

If you're ever passing through cow town, Draper, Utah - stop in. It's been there since 1960, and judging by endless stream of Mormons stopping in for ice cream (aka: Mormon foreplay), it'll be there for a long time still.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LL Lunch

mmmm.. garlic water....

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another LL Lunch for the books

Today's treat was Annie Chun's Udon Noodle Soup.

It was sort of flavorless, and I much prefer the original LL lunch - garlic water and noodles from Trader Joes.

T2 has been busy traveling the world, but a quick synapsis of the past happenings:

  • Blue C: now with a whole lot of unknown faces - has the lesbian quit his job? He was no where in sight... stay tuned.
  • A visit to BJ's where The Chef attempted to eat her weight in soup and salad, only to be blocked by the over-salted, watery soup choices.
  • And a forgettable pre-Cinco de Mayo, free from swine flu celebration lunch at Azteca.

Not much happening here... but stay tuned - faithful reader M. is in the field and will be reporting on just what all the fuss is about at the Riverside Casino lunch buffet.