Knocked Out

It’s not just what happened at the boxing fight….it’s also all the eating I did! I’m down for the count.  I haven’t eaten that much in a long time! I’d like to say that I’m going to go on a diet this week but there’s too many holiday functions coming up! Oh well…isn’t that what January is for, anyway??

I got Saturday’s flight to Las Vegas started right.

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We arrived at our hotel, The Cosmopolitan, and checked in. While checking in, we were given a glass of champagne. Fabulous!

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The view from our room:

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Our friends, Alicia and Joe arrived and we went straight to lunch at Holstein’s. I LOVE their burgers!


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One of the most amazing burgers ever. Meet “El Machete”:

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Beef patty, fire roasted Anaheim chili, borracho onions, pepperjack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion & spicy “Machete” aioli.

Aka Heaven. Seriously.

We gambled a bit and then went back to our room to get ready for the Pacquaio vs. Marquez boxing fight at the MGM Grand.

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Fight night!

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Let’s get ready to rumble!!!!!!

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At the end of the 6th round, Marquez knocked Pacquaio out. I mean, really knocked him out. He was out cold for over a minute. A bit scary, I must say. He eventually got up, thank goodness. Besides the scary part, it was the best fight I’ve ever seen live.

Afterwards we went back to our hotel and gambled a bit. It was 1 in the morning before we retired to our rooms. No dinner…those Holstein burgers really knocked us out!

By Sunday morning, I was really hungry. By the time we all got our acts together and made our way to the Palazzo hotel for breakfast, it was almost 11:00. 

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Champagne is a good way to start the day, don’t you think?

It is also good to drink your champagne with beignets.

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Since it was lunch time by then, my husband and I opted for lunch while Joe & Alicia had breakfast. We are quite the team.

We split spinach & artichoke dip:

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I had a cobb salad.

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The guys went to watch the football game while Alicia and I went shopping. Somewhere along the way we stopped for refreshments.

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And then snacks at Javier’s at the Aria hotel.

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Shrimp ceviche tostadas:

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Eh. Wasn’t the best guac I’ve ever had. Their salsa was good though!

After shopping, it was time to get ready for night #2.

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Self portrait. I was rocking my flats. :)

Dinner was at Circo at the Bellagio Hotel.

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Our table split Burrata:

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Then I enjoyed my favorite pasta dish ever. I order this every time I go there.

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Pici Toscani: hand rolled thick spaghetti, bolognese sauce, aged pecorino cheese. Always fabulous.


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Grand Marnier soufflé. Oh yeah. 

After dinner we gambled a bit but we were so full we called it a night. Food coma to the extreme.

To add to the extreme knock out of eating…’s breakfast/lunch:

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Holstein’s again. El Machete. I’m down on the mat. Lights out!

Headed to airport soon!

Have you been indulging in the holiday eats?


  1. Whata great trip! I am excited now! I'm taking my step-daughter in February for her 21st birthday, just us girls! I have to try the burger place out!! Don't you love the Palazzo's restaurant? I normally eat at Lavo's when I go! I love there gigantic meatball!!! Great post! Looks like lots of fun!!

  2. Looks like you had a lot of fun. I might have to try to recreate El Machete at home during halftime of a football game.

  3. @Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Have a great time! I can't wait to hear all about it!


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