Apparently NYC has the best American style pizza on the planet so last night we went to the other end of the strip to visit New York, New York so that I could get my pizza fix. From the moment we walked in the door my jaw hit the floor (in a good way). Loved it!
|A Deep Fried Walk through Vegas' New York, New York|
|Deep Fried YUM - Sirrico's Pizza|
As we sat outside Sirrico's on a "New York" street we chair danced to the dueling pianos playing over at "The Bar at Times Square". I'd heard of dueling banjos, but never dueling pianos so this was a first for me. Two grand pianos sit back to back with their very clever pianists facing each other as the crowd makes requests so that the two musicians can duel it out. I'm not talking Bach and Chopin here people ... this is full on Billy Joel or Elton John style rock n roll with hands flying across the keys slamming out popular hits (past and present) with singing to boot. There was a lot of energy coming from that bar so as soon as we demolished the pizza we were in like Flynn and waggling our butts with the rest of the revellers.
|A Deep Fried first - Duelling Pianos|
|Some Deep Fried "woot woot"|
After far too much arse slapping and a few too many hip gyrations we removed our sweaty selves and headed back out onto the strip. Staying in New York New York had the potential to get very messy and I really didn't want to wake up with a "The Hangover" tooth missing, new pet tiger or a face tattoo. I can definitely see how that might happen.
There's a lot to choose from in Vegas with plenty of work gone into so many of the establishments, but for a cruise-through-I-just-want-a-drink-small-gamble-and-dance point of view I would have to say that New York New York is my pick of the themed casinos. Just like the original NYC you can really lose yourself in its vibe.
*I am not a gambler in any way shape or form. Lucky for me neither is Cathy so the two of us were in good company. We tried a slot machine but that bored us senseless after the first minute so we moved to an actual poker machine where you can choose to play black jack. We had a blast! We put in a whole $20 between us, played for ages, and walked away with $22. Win!! High rollers for sure. Of course then we went back and put it all back in again and lost it. But hey, it gave us an hour of enjoyment and free drinks, so we're not complaining.