This evening the Horseshoe Casino was having their grand opening. We don't really care
much about casinos. Or gambling. But hey, different strokes for different folks, right? I
don't judge. What we were interested in is that there is a Bobby's Burger Palace inside
the casino. BBP is owned by celebrity chef, Bobby Flay. We love all of his cooking shows
on Food Network. And... Bobby Flay was going to be at his newest BBP for the big grand
opening! Living just four blocks from the new casino, we decided to walk over, check it
out the opening, get a couple of burgers and maybe see Bobby Flay. What's odd about this
opening is that it's taking place at 8:30pm. And they were expecting around 40,000 people
for the pre-opening celebration. Some people just can't wait to have their money taken
from them, can they? I still don't judge. And when we arrived, there were a lot of people
but definitely not 40,000...
Mayor Mallory was on hand to open the doors...
And then the fireworks started...
After about 25 minutes of fireworks and 10 minutes of trying to circumnavigating
the massive line to get in to the casino...
Once inside, we immediately tracked down Bobby's Burger Palace...
There was a bit of a line to order burgers...
But we lucked out and found two seats at their little bar...
And while we sitting there, Bobby Flay came over to do an interview!
How cool was that? We saw Bobby Flay!!! Then we ordered a couple of burgers and some fries...
Genifer ordered the Santa Fe burger, and I ordered Crunchburger...
The Crunchburger had double American cheese and potato chips... on the burger! BBP's
burgers are delicious! And really very reasonable! My burger was just $6.75, Genifer's
was $7.50 and our huge side of fries was only $3! When we were done eating, we went
to see if we could get a photo with Bobby Flay...
But as we headed over towards him, he disappeared into the kitchen and he never
reemerged. So we didn't get to snap a photo with Bobby. But it was still awesome
to get to see him. And our first experience at BBP was pretty amazing!
All and all, it was mission accomplished at the grand opening of Horseshoe Casino!
And we didn't even lose any of our money. :)
Love it-- I went to the preview and thought the menu at BBP looked pretty good. Hey, I don't gamble really, but if it brings more people downtown? I am all for it.ReplyDelete
Exactly. We don't gamble either. But anything that brings more people downtown is okayReplyDelete
in my book. Especially if brings some more new restaurants downtown. And I don't really
care if they are independently-owned or part of a chain. To me, the more, the merrier. :)