One of the things I’ve started keeping track of with the poker bankroll is food. Just curious if I notice any trends on how I do related to what I’ve eaten, when I’ve eaten, how much I’ve eaten, etc. So far there is no apparent consistency … beyond that I either win or lose within 24 hours of eating … but I have been getting to sample a handful of Vegas restaurants, and thought that might be of interest to other poker players who, you know, gotta eat, too.
Yesterday I went to the ever-luxurious Sherwood Forest Cafe at Excalibur …
This is a 24/7 venue that has a pretty good reputation for its full menu available at all hours — whether you’re looking for greasy-eggs breakfasts, thick sandwiches, steaks, salmons … you name it … and it happens to be a few steps away from the Excalibur poker room, a past-its-prime little-game venue that still has plenty of low-stakes tourist action.
I could tell something must’ve been off on the day I visited — when the waitress tried to take my order even though I hadn’t been given a menu yet. My soup — baked-potato-cheddar — was rather tasty, until I found a hair in it. And even then it was still pretty good. They never brought me water, and my iced tea was left empty … for a good five minutes after my lasagna arrived without the breadsticks that were supposed to come with it. But the lasagna was still pretty damn good (just a notch below Antonio’s at the Rio). Service may have been weak, but the high-volume, angry screaming I could hear coming from back in the kitchen made for good entertainment. Woulda been even better were it 3:30 am, I am sure.
Sherwood Forest Cafe
Atmosphere: A-6 offsuit
Price: $1/$3 NL
Service: J-4 offsuit