Showing posts from August, 2014


Richard took me to Horseshoe Casino last month for the first time. I had never been gambling before, but I really wanted to go after he went with his friend Toby. He finally took me, and we gambled on the slot machines, and he tried a few rounds of blackjack, and then I was hooked. I will go ahead and say that we have not developed gambling addictions, but rather we have found something fun for the two of us to do together. Therefore, we knew that we wanted to go back again when our vacation week started on Monday, so we went on Tuesday night.

We spent some time on different slot machines, ate steak, ribs, and other tasty dishes at The Spread Buffet, and then we strolled through the hotel. I wanted to go up to the highest floor, and just take a look at what the hotel had to offer. Of course, we found nothing but empty hallways, and an occasional guest would come out of their room to catch the elevator. It almost reminded me of The Shining, and I was waiting for Danny to roll around the…

The Monkey Wrench

I got to visit the Monkey Wrench a few weeks ago with Jamie. It was a hot day, we had just strolled around the Flea Off Market, and we were wanting something delicious for lunch. We decided to try the Monkey Wrench for the first time ever, and I am so glad we made that choice.
The restaurant is located on Barret Avenue, and it has a menu full of their own signature style cuisines, which are known as "Contemporary Hillbilly." This place also serves as a bar, a music venue, and there is a rooftop patio called "The Island in the Highlands." It is just the perfect summer spot to grab a burger, and Jamie and I did just that.

We both ordered the Monkey Wrench Burger, which is prepared with ground sirloin, skirt steak, and brisket, American cheese, a house cured black pepper bacon, fried spicy pickles, pickled red onions, and a creole mustard aioli. It is also served with house cut fries and a Bloody Mary ketchup. It was absolutely fantastic. The meat was juicy, the spicy p…