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The Casino Buffet


Atop Mt. Lincoln at Sugarbowl, with its gorgeous vistas.

Skiing in the Lake Tahoe area is a major highlight of living in the Bay Area. Back in early March, JL, LF, and I went skiing at Sugarbowl for two days. All of the local hotels were booked, so we decided to stay about an hour away in Reno at the Silver Legacy Hotel. I’m not a huge fan of casinos in general, but I was secretly pretty psyched about the casino buffet, which as everyone knows, is the King of All Buffets.

Our first round at the buffet: crab legs all around!

Y’all know how I feel about getting the best value from my all-you-can-eat experiences. Happily, I was not disappointed by the Silver Legacy buffet. There was an entire island of crab legs and shrimp. I made sure I devoured two full plates of these high value items before I hit up the noodles, always my weak spot. JL and LF were both very diligent students in the art of buffet eating. They even asked me for permission/advice on whether they were “allowed” to move beyond the crab legs!

Crab claw attack!

As we wandered about the casino in a food coma after dinner, none of us wanted to gamble. I put $2 into a slot machine just for kicks, but we shortly made our way back to our hotel room to zone out to mindless tv. To this day, I’m not sure I could eat another Alaskan crab leg. Even I have my limits.

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

2 thoughts on “The Casino Buffet

  1. I remember your casino buffet advice all too well when we were in Vegas. You were quite an expert!

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