NOT JUST NACHOS AT NACHO DADDY

As usual, the Sports Diva can’t take a 30 Plus Teams Tour of somewhere without eating at some restaurant.

Doesn’t matter if it’s old or new, I think I go to as many restaurants as I do sporting events.

Not really, it just seems like it.

My friend and I for our last day in Las Vegas, decided to eat at a restaurant that we both wanted to go to but believe it or not couldn’t find.

Neither of us had the brilliant idea to just look it up, but what can I say?

It’s called Nacho Daddy and while they have a location on the Las Vegas Strip, the location we went to was on 4th Street in Downtown Las Vegas, right on the Fremont Street Experience.

Since we were downtown anyway, why not eat here?

They are a Mexican restaurant and they just don’t serve Nachos.

Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas , Fajitas as well as beers and tequilas, including one with a scorpion in it no less.

We weren’t going to touch that one, and besides later that evening we were going to do the Happy Hour on the High Roller.

More about that in another post.

While my friend had the three taco plate, I had a dish that I hadn’t had in years and was craving for.

It was a Chimichunga, which is loaded with beef or steak, (I had the steak)loaded with rice and beans and wrapped in a tortilla.

Now you would think after all this food, we wouldn’t have room for anything else, but this place is called Nacho Daddy and that’s what they’re famous for, so why not have a shareable plate of warm Nachos with mild Salsa BEFORE you have your taco plate and Chimichunga?

That’s just what the Sports Diva and her friend did, appetizer before the main course, and it sure was worth it.

EATING AT HASH A GO GO

Here we go again.

It’s the Sports Diva and her love of food whenever I do a 30 Plus Teams Tour of somewhere.

This time my 30 Plus Teams Tour of Las Vegas took me to a place where I had never eaten before and in all the times that I went to Las Vegas, I had no desire to go to.

It’s called Hash A Go Go and while it has a few locations in Las Vegas, the location my friend and I went to was at one of the original hotels in Downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza.

Because the Plaza has a big bingo hall and my friend LOVES playing bingo, why not kill two birds with one stone?

The location in Downtown Las Vegas is located on the first floor of the hotel just as you walk in

In case you’re interested, the Plaza is the last hotel on the Fremont Street Experience, so you won’t hear a lot of noise coming from the two stages.

The food portions are HUGE!

While my friend had the scrambled egg platter, I thought I was being safe by ordering two eggs over easy with biscuits and sausage gravy.

Did I mention that the portions are HUMONGOUS?

OMG. The two eggs were overpowered by all the biscuits and sausage gravy that was on the plate.

Thank God I didn’t order the Chicken and Waffles that I was thinking of ordering.

Hash A Go Go is inexpensive and if I said it once, I’ll say it again so that the people in the back can hear it.

The portions are HUGE.

If you happen to take a 30 Plus Teams Tour of Las Vegas and you want an expensive place to eat, a place where you’ll get your money’s worth, try any one of the Hash A Go Go locations.

CHECKING OUT CIRCA HOTEL AND CASINO

This hotel is located in Downtown Las Vegas and is across the street from Golden Nugget, another fancy looking hotel.

Fancy for Downtown Las Vegas, that is.

Splash and dash is more for the hotel casinos on the Las Vegas Strip like Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Wynn or Encore, not Downtown Las Vegas.

CIRCA is located towards the end of the Fremont Street Experience, right before Plaza Hotel and Casino.

Even if you aren’t staying at CIRCA, which I hope to do very soon, God willing, have that ID out if you’re going to eat or play the slots there.

You MUST be 21 to enter and prove it.

There’s a security guard right at the entrance checking your driver’s license or state ID if you’re from the United States.

Have that passport ready if you aren’t from the United States, you will need it.

CIRCA is owned by the same gentleman that owns Golden Gate and The D hotel and casino, Derek Stevens.

All of these hotels are on Fremont Street.

Like The D, it’s all about the state of Michigan at CIRCA as well.

Derek Stevens is from Detroit, so you’ll feel at home in both casinos if you’re walking around in either a Michigan State, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings or U. of Michigan jerseys.

If you want to watch a game with some teams who aren’t from Michigan, you can do that as well on the big screen at the bar.

This just isn’t any old bar, it’s called The MEGA BAR, and it’s big.

Feeling homesick for those foods in Michigan?

CIRCA has you covered with Michigan favorites such as Barry’s Restaurant, Saginaw’s and if you’re really hungry for some Michigan eats, head on down to The D for an American Coney Island Dog, which is a staple in the Motor City.

Right in the middle of the casino is a figure that has nothing to do with Michigan.

It’s part of Old Las Vegas and it’s making a reappearance in Downtown Las Vegas.

It’s the figure of a cowgirl known as Vegas Vickie.

The last time Vegas Vickie was around, she was in front of a casino bar known as Glitter Gultch.

Glitter Gultch is no longer there. What’s standing where Glitter Gultch used to be?

You guessed it, CIRCA.

CIRCA pays tribute to all things old Vegas.

Right in the hotel store is a picture of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr., better known as “The Rat Pack”.

Only in Las Vegas can you swim in a pool, that’s heated all year round by the way, enjoy a beverage and watch sports.

Welcome to Stadium Swim, where if you want to watch a soccer match, but your wife wants to watch a Golden State Warriors game, you both can do that at Stadium Swim, just look up in front of you at one of the biggest tv screens you’ve ever seen.

I didn’t get to see Stadium Swim because it wasn’t open yet, after all it was just 7am, Vegas time.

What I did get to see was one of the biggest Sports Books I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a few in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

The seats are made as though you were seated in a movie theater, so all you needed was your bucket of butter popcorn and a drink, but I’m sure the waitresses can bring you your favorite beverage while you place your sports bets.

As for placing your bets, with as big as the screens are, there’s no way one can say, I couldn’t see what I was betting on.

The screens are that big.

As for the slot games, there were many that I wanted to play but didn’t because 1. I didn’t bring that much money with me 2. I was in a hurry to get back to my hotel and 3. I left my players card from The D that I can also use at CIRCA back at the hotel.

Sorry, the Sports Diva needs those comps so I can get those discounts at Las Vegas hotels.

CIRCA might just be my next place to stay in Downtown Las Vegas

SHENANIGANS OUT WEST

In a few hours God willing, the Sports Diva will be on a Delta Airlines jet from JFK.

As usual, it’s for a 30 Plus Teams Tour.

I’m really excited about this particular 30 Plus Teams Tour.

There is a game going on but that’s not it.

It’s the NHL All Star Weekend, and that means not only will I be in the host city but also some of my favorite and not so favorite hockey players as well.

Did I forget to mention that also in my suitcase are two sharpie pens for autographs?

Besides the All Star game, there’s the four day Fan Fest from February 3-6, culminating on Saturday, February 5 with the NHL All Star game.

There’s going to be a few posts about all the fun and not so fun stuff going on, so you just KNOW that the Sports Diva is going to be acting the fool along with everyone else.

Did I mention where all this craziness is going to happen?

VEGAS BABY!

WHERE I AM

This isn’t a long blog post today because just too much is going on.

Will talk about my flight on Jet Blue in another post.

But right now where did my suitcases and I end up?

Some people guessed Miami, others Los Angeles.

The answer is a place that I hadn’t been to in a year.

VEGAS BABY!

They’ll be lots of craziness going on because the Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup hockey semifinals and you just know that Sports Diva just has to be there, even if I don’t go to a game at TMobile Arena.

Enjoy my journey, it’s gonna be “lit”

FAN FEST TIME WITH THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS

This is a 30 Plus Teams Tour after all, and the Sports Diva is making the most of it.

On the last day of February , the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team had their annual Fan Fest at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.

This year was different , though

Normally, the players meet and greet the fans.

Not this year.

Even though they never mentioned it, concerns about the Coronavirus might have had something to do with why the players didn’t interact with many of the fans , even seasons ticket holders.

However, fans did interact with the team mascot, Chance, the cheerleaders , known as the Vegas Vivas, the team play by play broadcasters and the in game entertainment people.

There were some Golden Knights players though, and while they were on stage, many of us loved the games that they played.

How well do you know your teamate, Vegas Golden Knights Family Feud, and other games were played by the players as well as a Question and answer session with the coach and new players .

Now what would a fan fest be without some swag and of course, the Sports Diva was happy .

A Team Sports Apparel Fashionista ALWAYS needs new swag.

Even though this fan fest was different, a good time in Vegas was had by all .

LATTES AT THE MOTHERSHIP

No, it’s not an old rock and roll group, Mothership something or other out of San Francisco or Seattle .

I’m talking about a coffee shop in Downtown Las Vegas called Mothership Coffee Roasters.

There are a couple of them in the Las Vegas Valley, but the one that I visited twice for a Hazelnut Latte and a Vanilla Latte the very next day while on my 30 Plus Teams Tour of Las Vegas was located in the Ferguson Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas , which is at 1028 Fremont Street , past the Fremont Street Experience and the up and coming area of Fremont Street East .

It opened up last year in October , and this was my first time visiting .

The lattes are very good and many people were sitting outside , enjoying the springlike day as well as the pastries, teas and the suddenly popular green matcha drinks that seem to be very popular now.

As this is Sin City, yes, you can find Beer and Alcohol here as well,

The place closes around 9pm.

As I usually come to Downtown Las Vegas whenever I’m in town, Mothership Coffee Roasters will be another spot to add to my list.

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