Did you guess where we are staying? Here's another hint:
And yes, there are lions everywhere, not just in the lobby, although they are my favorite thing about this massive 5500 room hotel.
Pretty, pretty lobby.
And our room is ultra-cool, which is good in a super hot/dry climate.
First night here we explored a bit, and ended up at an "old" Las Vegas hangout for dinner. The gentleman who sat beside me on the plane told me about this little restaurant that used to be frequented by the infamous "Rat Pack" among others. It took us awhile, but we found it.
It was so off the beaten path that we weren't even sure we were at the right place, especially when confronted with a plain front door without a lot of adornment.
But, when we walked in we knew we had hit pay dirt.
Lots of stuff hanging from the ceiling.
One of Orlando Grandma's favorite performers had been there!
And these wonderfully displayed little liquor bottles collected for who knows how many years.
And this was just one wall!
And last, but not least, Uncle Johnny had been a regular!
He was good friends with the original owner and when we told the current owner that we had the same last name he told us, "Oh yes. He used to hang out here a lot with Battista!".
The dinner's are actually even more reasonable than this menu shows. It seems to vary by whatever day or decade you are there! De-lish either way.
There's even an accordian player (named Gordie- we think he is an original to the place) who strolls around and plays some italian favorites. (And BTW he is standing up next to a seated Mr. Tennis)