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RiverCat Journal: Las Vegas, NV : Heart Attack Grill

Posted by on May 2, 2012

Current Venue:  Las Vegas, NV
Campground: The Hitchin’ Post
Day Trip : Fremont Street Experience


Sea Beans at the El Cortez

Sea Beans?!  It never ceases to amaze me how consistently I run into foods I’ve never heard of before.  Last night, I took myself out for dinner  at The Flame Steakhouse in the El Cortez Casino.   I enjoyed a nice flaky salmon filet on a bed of crunchy green vegetables sauteed in butter.  Although the flavor was quite salty, it really agreed with me, so I had to ask what it was I was eating.



Sea Beans.  My waitress explained it grows in the ocean much like seaweed and is very, very nutritious.



The El Cortez has been around since the 1940’s, when Bugsy Siegal was one of the primary owners.  I stayed in one of the original rooms a few years ago and got quite a kick out of it’s nostalgic feel.  The rooms were tiny and, well…old.  I suspect much of the furniture is original.  I remember the barber shop just down the hall from me, and that the staircase landed right smack-dab in the middle of the casino floor — perhaps the last of it’s kind in today’s modern age of super-resorts.


Heart Attack Grill


Heart Attack Grill is a restaurant for risk-takers and thrill-seekers. The hospital-themed restaurant pulls no punches — their food can kill you!


Of course, after 3 heart attacks and one death, this is highly controversial…



I’m not quite ready to risk it, just yet…



Maybe when all else fails, and if I meet the weight requirements for a free meal someday, I’ll try it. What the heck — might as well die happy!




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