posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 10:16 PM
Off the Strip, get a Pisco Sour at Herb's and Rye then hop over to Frankie's Tiki Lounge and have a Fink Bomb(just one, they are deadly but oh so very
Loads of great food on and off the Strip. Some of it is actually affordable, though the most expensive steak at Herb's and Rye, I believe, was
$290(really, REALLY dark in there so I may have read that wrong). Rock'Noodles, on 3rd off Charleston is a great example. Their Asian wings are to die
Chinatown has great stuff and many are open 24 hours. Most bars kitchens are open 24 hours also. Check out the Bacon Bar on north Rancho - it's
exactly what the name implies.
Downtown experience? Complete nuttiness, especially on First Friday(the first Friday of each month is a big party down there) with all the street
performers and bands. Don't drive the Strip, use the back roads to get to where you want to go and walk/monorail/bus from there.
I recently found a old place where you can get your hunting kills cleaned up with a Roadkill restaurant next to it, old school Vegas stuff and I'm old
School Vegas, yet I never knew about it. There are regular people here who go to church(yep, we have churches) and school(possibly not very good
schools, but school nonetheless) and many mostly ordinary people just going about their lives. Mostly ordinary, I do stress. There is a certain amount
of unreality in living here when you can walk into a convenience store with just a dollar or two and walk out with over a thousand. Gambling and the
drinking 24/7/365 do make this weird, just don't gamble and don't drink too much, you'll be fine. Go see Penn and Teller, or the Beatles Cirque du
Soleil show Love - recently revamped and something I will be seeing soon.
Or any number of things, like being a fool and getting dangled off the Stratosphere, only over a 1,000 feet in the air. Go hiking/camping at Mount
Charleston, go swim in Lake Mead, go try and find the hidden cave west of town. Tule Springs, where I believe they have pulled up dinosaur remains.
Red Rock loop in the west is great also with waterfalls and petroglyphs. See a actual Moai - did I spell that right? - at Sunset Park.
I've never been robbed here, at least not by a person(casinos, yes, but not on the streets). Never had a violent encounter more than getting pushed by
some dude once on my porch so I punched him(don't try and push me around on my own porch, man). I've had boatloads of Twilight Zone episodes in this
city(it was a town when I grew up here) and not all have been good or turned out well, but I have survived and still have no worry about traveling
into any part of this city. I deliver pizzas and go to most of the "bad" areas of town and never ever had a problem.
It's not all rainbows and unicorns here, but it's most certainly not, exactly, what everyone tells you it is.