Been a fan of Gordon Ramsay from watching BBC’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, U.K.’s F-Word and America’s shows like Hotel Hell, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy his food while in Vegas. We had to have one dinner at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Originally, we were going to visit the City of Scottsdale to eat at Big Earl’s BBQ based on watching Travel Channel’s Man vs Food (Episode: Adam Goes for the Sides). But after talking to several locals, they recommended checking out Rusty Spur Saloon in Old Town. It’s described as, "the Oldest Cowboy Saloon in Scottsdale, with live music." The place had rave reviews on TripAdvisor (4.5 out of 5 stars). Rusty Spur’s menu had “The Best Tamale in Phoenix” on their menu. We had to see for ourselves!
After setting up at Capri RV Resort (Yuma, AZ) and a shower to rinse off the drive… we were ready for dinner. On the way, we saw a billboard for Prime Rib at Quechan Casino. That’s sounded tasty. It was only a little over 10 miles away, too. Back on Hwy 8 and headed back into California. As we found parking at the casino, we noticed quote a few RVers parked. Looks like Quechan Casino offers free RV Parking but I don’t know if that’s an overnight or multiple night stay. As a newbie RVer, we’ve heard many casinos accomodate the RV community but it’s always a good idea to inquire ahead of time to make sure (…just like Walmart recommends…).
Dinner in Little Italy, Downtown San Diego which has been “a stable ethnic business and residential community, since the 1920′s.” Only a few minutes walk from Billy Jr’s place… so very convenient and we can see why they love where they live! Little Italy is central… right next to Interstate-5 and the San Diego International Airport. So many choices for dining here! Our choice for the evening – Burger Lounge.
We spent the night outside RV Specialist. They worked on our Montaj 29H RV yesterday and were making the final installation of the Roadmaster InvisiBrake system for our tow vehicle to the RV. While they still needed a few more hours this morning to complete the job, our stomachs grumbled. We decide to take out our Brompton folding bikes for a spin. Denny’s is only a little over a mile away. Perfect!
Breakfast before hitting Universal Studios for the day. Aroma Coffee And Tea (rated 4.5 out of 5.0 stars) – We ordered the ‘Breakfast Enchiladas’ for $11.95… three corn tortillas stuffed with grilled chicken & sautéed spinach topped with enchilada sauce, crème fraiche + cotija cheese side three scrambled eggs & black beans.
We ate our way through downtown Seattle based on proximity and convenience and not so much researching The Best Eateries or reading Best Places to Eat in Downtown Seattle articles. Sometimes it pays to visit the hotel concierge or ask a few locals. We were quite pleased where we ended up with a few tasty bites.