Last week I spent a few days in Las Vegas, where I spoke at a conference. On the advice of a friend who knows these things, I stayed at the Golden Nugget, downtown, well away from the Strip. In retrospect I'm not so sure of the wisdom of that advice (though the Carson Tower, recently renovated, has great rooms very affordably).
However, it was an opportunity to put to a test the mythical Las Vegas breakfast buffet. And sure enough, for $14, I had one of the most epically weird meals I've ever had. Feast your eyes:
In case you need a guide, there's some breafast potatoes with chorizo, an egg scramble with smoked salmon, a cheese blintz with strawberry sauce, a biscuit with gravy, a slice of spam (here's to Hawai'i nostalgia), and off to the side, a quarter of a waffle with a chunk of fried chicken on it.
Not pictured is some assorted fresh fruit.
The only thing that would've made it weirder would've been if they'd had Japanese breakfast items to mix and match; a bit of grilled fish and some sticky rice or miso soup. Probably they did have those things and I just overlooked them. And probably that's a good thing.
Still, I couldn't have asked for better fuel for a long day of meetings, conference sessions, and racing around a very large convention show floor.