in Margaritaville! Our first Vegas post since it was the first place we ate… mostly because it was across the street, we were tired, and figured why not??? So it was time to put our new ideas about how to eat on vacation to the test. Our strategy was to split dishes/drinks, leave things that weren’t delicious, or should be delicious, and were sub par, and generally not eat if we weren’t hungry. That being said, we ordered one Havanas and Bananas frozen drink (banana, baileys, rum, coconut etc.), one crab corn chowder and one cuban sandwich with fries. Oh and a glass of wine of course. The drink, was divine, partly because we don’t usually indulge in those types of sugary concoctions and partly because it was just damn delicious. We finished that no problem, it wasn’t terribly large. Then onto the soup, also quite good, not 5 star quality, but tasty none the less, it didn’t stand much of a chance. Finally the cuban sandwich. Quite standard and did the job, but not one we would rave over. The fries, well, they were underdone, not hot enough, and a little limp. We managed to do the right thing and eat a few and then wait (as patiently as possible) for the rest to be removed from the table before old habits kicked in and they started to disappear one by one.
I would call our first exercise in restrained eating a success. We had enough, we had things we wanted and we did not eat what wasn’t worth the calories. I would recommend Margaritaville mostly for the name, but the food, and I say this of course with limited knowledge, I would only rate as passable. I will add that the service was good. All in all a happy start to the trip. Stay tuned for the rest of the Vegas posts, they are on their way as soon as I can write them!