or so that's what i came up with as the klutz, georgia peach and i drove the yuppie mobile across the ohio state line into michigan on saturday.
what happens in MAGAS stays in MAGAS people.
as we rolled into the lobby of the MGMgrand detroit i was pleasantly surprised. it's was pimp (i.e. really really cool), the decorating was impressive as well as the service - way more so than i expected.
the rooms were also tech geeked out which always impresses me. i guess i don't travel enough cause i have never seen the computerized mini-bar security where if you even pick an item up from the mini-bar fridge it knows it and your room is automatically charged. so sneaky!
besides the gambling another reason for our day-trip was to check out michael symon's restaurant Roast in the westin book cadilac hotel. i mean we have to represent the cleveland foodie scene even while traveling.
the seven of us sat down at a nice table, ordering martinis and couple bottles of wine. our server teresa, while a spazz seemed like she had it together.
from doing my online menu research i already knew what i was going to order: the warm spinach salad, filet with crab bearnaise and the creamed spinach with feta cheese side. once i got to the table my order didn't change. the rest of the girls order various entrees but three went with the "roasted beast of the day", suckling pig - weirdish name, but oh so good in your mouth.
the favorite part of my meal was the warm spinach salad: fried egg, mushrooms, bacon, crispy pig ears and spinach (duh).
the whole group agreed, the food was amazing - such a great meal. the only downer was our crazy server who took 45 minutes to get our bill figured out. we told her from our first drink order that the bill was going to be separated four ways. it shouldn't have been as difficult as it was for her. it was almost comical, we could see her yelling at the computer screen. i had to literally take her pen and write down what was supposed to be on mine and the peach's bill after she messed it up three times prior.
it was so bad that the support staff kept coming up apologizing for our waitresses issues. after about 35 minutes, what looked like a pre-pubescent "manager" came up and didn't even apologize for the delay simply stated that sometimes a bill can take while. it stunk because the food and experience was so good up to that point, i wish we didn't leave with such a horrible billing experience. seriously, FORTY FIVE minutes isn't acceptable - EVER.
upon heading back to the MGMgrand everyone wanted to go dancing at ignite, one of the bars in the hotel. i wasn't feeling it though, i wanted to gamble. so i headed to the casino floor solo - ain't no shame.
a double shot of patron later i was down $50, then up $50 - you know how it goes. meanwhile the girls were making friends at ignite....
coat owner: "i put on for my city. on on for my city. put on. put on."
georgia peach and the klutz decided shortly after me that they wanted to hit that casino as well. we met up at the $1 wheel of fortune slots (my favorite). we each put $20 in and on my last $3 pull i won $250!!! i quickly cashed out to find that the klutz was suddenly up over $300 - the roomies were winners!
our favorite neighbor? not so much.
by now the money winners were ready to party but detroit isn't vegas at all when it comes to drinking. the bars stopped serving alcohol at 1:30am and all alcohol had to be removed from the casino floor by 2am. while that may have been a buzzkill at the time it was probably for the best because not only did having to stop drinking cause me to not have a hangover today but it stopped me from spending my winnings.
all in all the one night trip was a blast and i totally want to plan another one in the near future. who's coming with me?
on the drive home we stopped at crocker park to see the movie "he's just not that into you" and while there were times in the movie where i was cringing at certain characters, thinking why the hell are they doing that, it was a good cringe.
i absolutely loved this movie. LOVED.
and i don't care how happy or unhappy being single, or how happy or unhappy being married or in a relationship you are, everyone both males and females will find something in this movie that they can relate to. go see it.
have a good week kids.