Once the boys had their drinks, Ashley and I went to Serendipity 3 outside Caesar's Palace for the drinks we'd been craving. I had long known of the wonders of the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity, but had never been in a city where I could get it. Ashley mentioned this place and I knew it was finally my chance. There were several options for frozen hot chocolate including mint, peanut butter and cookies and cream. We went with the traditional and the double. (I was really hoping the double would taste like dark chocolate.) The hot chocolate was delicious! It was cold and rich with whipped cream that tasted just like marshmallows. I love hot chocolate, but frozen hot chocolate was a delightful treat. Fortunately, I know a place where I can order the mix if I'm ever in need.
During our trip, we ate lots of great things, but other than a few meals, we stuck to small plates and appetizers. This was a great way to try so many things without getting too stuffed at any one place. I was a little concerned we might gain weight while on vacation, but this model of eating combined with walking everywhere seemed to combat my fears. Our next stop was Todd English Pub at the Shops at Crystals. We decided to stop here for afternoon appetizers and drinks. First decision was drinks. The boys stuck to beer at this stop and tried several different beers. Ashley and I decided to split a pitcher of Sangria Blanco and it was so refreshing on a hot day. The group opted to share the Junk Chips and potstickers. The food was amazing. The potstickers had a slightly crispy outside to them and a tasty dipping sauce. The Junk Chips were a totally new experience. They were homemade potato chips smothered with meat, cheese, sour cream, and green onions. The meat was a BBQ meat that was similar to sloppy joes. This description may sound odd, but they were so tasty. The portion was huge and the four of us couldn't finish it, despite our best attempts.