I’m “live-blogging” my spontaneous road trip to Las Vegas.
My son is very endearing, but gets little funny when it comes to cheese. That impacted our lunch plans in Las Vegas and torpedoed my plans to have lunch at Eataly – we ate at Taco Bell instead…
Taco Bell Lunch In Las Vegas
Part of being a good dad is letting your children learn to make decision for themselves and sometimes suffer the consequences of them. That must be balanced, though, with a limit in which you draw the line and overrule certain choices promoting injurious behavior. In the grand scheme of thing, our lunch choice was meaningless.
Since this trip was just as much a special last-minute getaway for Augustine as it was a chance for me to rack up Hyatt nights, I let him choose where we would eat.
Of course I tried to coax him in my own preferred direction, but he gets funny when it comes to cheese.
Just down the road from the Excalibur is the smoke-free Park MGM hotel (formerly the Monte Carlo) that features an Eataly, which if you’ve never been is not overrated. Eataly is a market filled with various eateries and stores of an Italian nature. You can generally find good coffee and good food here.
I sat down at the bar, because the bar has the best coffee machine in the house…only to be told it was broken.
Then Augustine began complaining…there was a cheesemonger and admittedly, the cheese was very pungent. I love Caciocavallo Silano, one of my favorite cheeses, but Augustine wanted to to scomparire.
Where to, you might ask? “I want to go to Taco Bell!”
There’s a Taco Bell Cantina (Taco Bell’s “flagship” restaurant) in the Miracle Mile Shops just a couple blocks away. We braved the intense heat…to have lunch at Taco Bell.
The really odd thing? Augustine will eat cheese at Taco Bell (“This is the cheese I like.”). Oh my…
Well, it could have been worse, but we drove all the way to Las Vegas…to have lunch at Taco Bell.
If you think that is bad, wait till you hear about dinner…