The Silverton Casino is conveniently located a few miles up the street from where I live. It is my favorite place to take visitors who are itching to gamble when I don’t want to schlep them all the way down to the Strip. Let’s just say I’ve been there a few times.
So here are my impressions of the place: it looks like a hunting lodge but is built in a Disneylandeque kind of way; the ceilings are really low which makes it extra smokey; the dealers are indifferent and sometimes sullen; there’s a big aquarium by the front with manta rays in it; and a Bass Pro Shops is attached but I have never been inside (people who know me should not be surprised).
Now the Silverton has spent a bunch of money to increase the size of the gaming floor, added a steak house, a wine bar and a parking structure. “Luxury & Rustic All in one Place”. Woo-hoo.
My friend Bill forwarded me this NPR segment about Las Vegas foreclosures, the madness leading up to the real estate bubble bursting and accounts of real people struggling to pay their mortgages or renegotiating terms with lenders.
We are the foreclosure capital of the county with 1 in 60 homes in foreclosure.
Real New York style pizza. That’s the promise at the appropriately named New York Pizza & Pasta. Many places in Las Vegas claim to serve up a NY-style pie but reviewers on Citysearch and Yelp alike rave about this joint in particular. We decided to make the trek from the far southwest corner of the city to Jones & Sahara to see for ourselves.
My wife hails from the East Coast and she likes her’s with a really thin crust. New York Pizza & Pasta did not disappoint. It was truly a NY-style pizza, calzones and grinders. The checkered floors reminded me of Mullberry Street in Los Angeles.
The atmosphere is homey and family friendly and our waitress brought us free garlic knots. Definitely worth a visit if you are on the west side of Las Vegas.
New York Pizza & Pasta
2400 S Jones Blvd Ste 13
Las Vegas, NV 89146