Sunday, May 18, 2008

Oyster Bar Sunday

Near the heart of Henderson, NV is a quiet casino nestled between the city's busy streets called the Sunset Station. One of the Station Casinos, its sisters include Boulder Station, Fiesta Henderson, Green Valley Ranch, and the newest addition to the family, Red Rock Resort and Spa. While the Sunset Station Casino may be 15-20 minutes from the beaten path of the Las Vegas strip, is not far from our home.

If the state-of-the-art bowling facility didn't draw us there (they have 72 lanes which makes them the largest bowling venue in Las Vegas and second largest in Nevada), the Oyster Bar certainly had us at "hello". The restaurant lured our tired bodies to it after we get off the lake (we usually don't feel like cooking after a lake day anyway).

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Once inside, we relaxed to the trickling water and smell of seafood in the air.

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I sat quietly and enjoyed the entertainment before me (which never ceases)...LOL.

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The Oyster Bar was part of our Sunday lunch tradition but they switched to dinner hours recently (we were so bummed) so finding ourselves sitting at the familiar tables this evening was comforting.

I couldn't resist ordering the hot shell-on shrimps cooked Louisiana style, served piping hot in a spicy garlic sauce that is delicious enough to dip bread in. The portions here are generous because I'm positive there was more than 1 lb. on my plate. I can't remember what John ordered but it had lobster, crab, and shrimp in a buttery gravy sauce. It was YUMMY too!

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At the Oyster Bar, it is easy to forget that we are in a casino and as far as we are concerned, it was the perfect ending to our weekend.

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