Tuesday, September 04, 2007

A Mediterranean Palace in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas where restaurants are abundant, it's a difficult choice to make when wanting to dine out, today was no different. We decided to give The Kabob Palace a try, it was recommended to me awhile ago, but things happen and I just never got around to it.

When we entered the restaurant, I wasn't overwhelmed nor excited, in-fact I was a bit skeptical, after-all I've been to some the greatest Mediterranean Restaurants in town - how could this be any different? The restaurant decor was nothing outrageous or exotic, which was disappointing, it was more like a modern kitchen, a counter decorated in southwestern tile separated the grill from the main seating area, which offered just a few tables with more seating outside. We were greeted by a beautiful young Mediterranean girl who showed us to our table and took our drink orders. We then sat to look at the menu.

Getting through the menu at The Kabob Palace was an experience in itself. Everything sounded incredible, we could've ordered the fair, but we were only two people and we thought that might not be a great idea, so we settled and started with Grape Leaves, a Mediterranean Eggroll called the Cigar, and for main courses the Vegetable Kabobs and Boulgarian Kabobs.

We were first served the Grape Leaves and Cigar. The grape leaves, were authentic and a definite must addition to your order, full of flavor and perhaps the best I've had outside of a true Mediterranean Kitchen. The cigar was amazing as well - and the dipping sauce which had a hint of indian spices, was an excellent pairing for them. We were then served the traditional Grilled Pita Bread, this came alongside a cilantro and lime yogurt dip which again - was truly amazing.

The Vegetable Kabob came perfectly grilled, the Boulgarian Kabob overcooked, both had excellent flavor however and a welcome end to our lunch.

Overall, I give this restaurant a 4 star rating, and a return visit is definitely in the works.

The Kabob Palace
Las Vegas Restaurant
Mediterranean Cuisine

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What is a Casino Host

A Casino Host is your personal Concierge to Las Vegas, they are specific to the Casino they work with, not all Casinos in Las Vegas offer the host program. If you are a notable guest, (you gamble at higher stakes than the average person) a Casino Hosts duty is to make sure that you are welcomed back to Las Vegas and their Casino with certain complimentary benefits which may include hotel rooms or upgrades, airfare, show tickets and meals at notable restaurants.

Table Game: This is defined as any casino game on a table that has at least one human dealer.

Table Ratings: Your average bet multiplied by the hours you spent playing at a table game.

Casino Credit: A form of loan issued by a Casino. This is based on your credit rating as well as bank account validations and other factors. Casino Credit can be purchased, dollar for dollar at the main cage at most casinos in Las Vegas. I highly recommend a purchased credit at amounts more than $5000, it's safe and your remaining funds are returnable before you depart.

High Rollers: Players whose table rating is way above the average player. High Rollers usually gamble in the thousands.

The higher your table rating, the more accommodating a Casino Host will be. A Casino Host's duty is to accommodate you for your current or next visit. When you leave Las Vegas, you might have received an invitation from a Casino, offering you complimentary stay at their hotel. These invitations are sent to specific guests who has met the table rating cap on the offer. These invitations are usually sent via the Host of the Casino.

If you have been assigned a Host - he or she approached you at the Casino to personally introduce themselves - this usually means, you have reached above average table ratings and a host is assigned to ensure the rest of your stay is comfortable.

All high rollers are assigned a host, in most cases, the rooms are complimentary as well as meals and any form of entertainment that is within the hosts capability.

A host is also responsible for assisting with transfers of large sums of money owed to the casino, or pre-paid credit prior to the visit.

Every casino in Las Vegas, offers a different host program. It's highly recommended that you contact your Casino Host prior to your visit to Las Vegas, and have him/her assist with any options that might be offered to you in advance.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Book hotels for the NBA All Star Weekend

I'm getting emails and calls from people looking for rooms the weekend of the NBA All Star game. There are still some premium hotel rooms available at the MGM Grand, The Aladdin and the Orleans, but you need to book them fast, rooms are limited.

check out this link for Hotel Rooms in Las Vegas NBA All Star Weekend