Sometimes you just need a night away - especially when you've got two rambunctious dogs that sleep with you. Every once in a while - I night of humans-only in a King bed is pretty awesome.
We headed to Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, IN for just that! It's only an hour away and you get hotel, dining and entertainment all in one - and you don't even need to move your car!
In the casino we were able to find Larry's favorite Hells Bells game as well as an open comfy seat on the Wheel of Fortune game! I decided to cash out while I was still ahead - $1.45 ahead.
Then we headed over to the restaurant area for dinner. Hollywood has four restaurants: Celebrity Grill (breakfast), Epic Buffet, Hops House 99 and Final Cut Steakhouse.
We were tempted to try Hops House 99 but decided we couldn't pass up massive amounts of cow.
For our drink order - we were handed an iPad. We perused the options and Larry came across some crazy wacky thing with bourbon and cinnamon- it was $10 and strong as hell. Larry also tried a Founders IPA. The iPad thing was a bit odd though - we selected our drinks on it and were then told that it didn't work to actually order the drinks - it was just to view the options. Maybe they're saving printing costs - but it's odd.
The crab cake was really good - it was so full of crab and the citrus aioli was nice and refreshing but the pineapple relish was the standout. It was zingy and fruity and sweet and just plain delicious. I would never think to pair them together - but it was great!
They look decadent - in reality - they were fine. The bourbon creamed corn really was bourbon-y and for me it was a bit too much. It's definitely not like creamed corn from a can - it's much better than that. The smashed potatoes were fine - very good - but not that exciting.
Larry ordered the 24 oz bone-in ribeye ($48) as they don't have the 16 oz anymore. I have to say - there isn't often that I don't have to tweak a picture a bit because of lighting or whatever. This photo was perfection and I didn't need to do a thing. I mean - look at it.
As I mentioned, Larry and I realized we should have swapped orders and I tried this and LOVED it. Larry thought it was a bit fatty with all the marbeling.
After having our fill of cow - we retired to our hotel room for the evening. They have a night club (Boogie Nights) but weren't so much in the mood for dancing. I've been before and it's a blast. The hotel was very nice and comfortable - big bed, nice view and bowed-shower rod (love the extra room). The grounds of Hollywood Casino are really nice too - I doubt many people walk around them - but it is pretty.
The next morning we headed back home with our doggie bag. And there were bones in there for the dogs and wow - were they happy!
Thanks again to Hollywood Casino for the night away - it was needed and enjoyed! If you need a night away - I'd highly recommend it!
Disclosure: My visit to Hollywood Casino and The Final Cut were provided by Hollywood Casino but all opinions are expressly my own.