In honor of Valentine’s Day, we were going to run a list of our favorite romantic (read expensive) restaurants in Las Vegas. However, with all the talk about how Las Vegas has become such a great “frugal” destination for travelers (it is!) plus considering the state of the economy — not to mention our wallets — we’ve decided that in lieu of that list, we’ve come up with this list: Seven inexpensive yet fun and romantic things you and your sweetie can do this coming weekend. (Lots of these ideas can be used in places other than Las Vegas so take a look even if you won’t be traveling for V-Day.)
1. One of our favorite stores is Bijoux Terner, otherwise known as the “$10 boutique.” Everything (and we really mean everything) from purses to watches to bold and brassy necklaces and earrings is just $10. Why not treat your sweetie to a week’s worth of colorful watches or five new handbags in spring’s brightest shades. No, not “designer” pieces but who wants to spend a ton on a bright orange watch or a psychedelic pink purse anyways?
2. Try a “celebrity chef” for less. Case in point; Tom Colicchio, famous head judge on Bravo TV’s smash-hit “Top Chef” is the brains (and toque) behind ‘wichcraft at MGM Grand. His fabulous meatloaf sandwich is just $10 and almost as good as the beefy entrees at his high-priced Craftsteak restaurant just down the corridor. Oh, and make sure you save room for the decadent “Whoopie Pie” — chocolate cake layers filled with vanilla pudding. (more…)