A little bit of Vegas comes to Baltimore

A little bit of Las Vegas has come to Charm City. The Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore on Russell Street officially opens one week from today, but I was invited to a sneak peek yesterday and it was great! I entered a contest on Facebook to win VIP passes to opening night, and as a thank you for entering I was invited to the soft opening yesterday. The event took place from 12-8 with all proceeds going to two great charities: Living Classrooms and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

As an invited guest, I was allowed to bring one person. My mom and I were at the Horseshoe Casino from 4 to 7, and we had the best time! Everyone working there couldn’t have been nicer from the moment we drove up to the moment we left. The best customer service! We easily parked on the third floor of the parking garage where the walkway to the casino is. Actually, it’s not really a walkway – you literally step right into the casino from the parking garage. We walked around the entire casino while playing our favorite slots along the way (yes, they have Wheel of Fortune, Hot Shot and Grease!). With half as many slots as Maryland Live, the Horseshoe Casino is spread over two floors which is why it feels larger and more spread out – and why I like it better.

In addition to slots and table games, there are many bars and restaurants at the new Horseshoe Casino including Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Johnny Sanchez Mexican/Southwest, Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen and Bar, Ruby’s 8 Noodles and Sushi, and Baltimore Marketplace that includes Baltimore favorites Heavy Seas Burgers, Tark’s at the ‘Shoe, Lenny’s Deli, The Mallow Bar and Pie-Zetta. Each restaurant has it’s own full bar with lots of large screen tvs and there is even a stage for bands. There is definitely a Vegas feel about the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, which is another reason I like it better than Maryland Live.

We ate at Guy Fieri’s, and it was fantastic! Great customer service and delicious food! I got the award winning Mac and Cheese Bacon Burger. It’s so wrong, but oh so good! My mom and I split the Bmore Fries, which are waffle fries covered with crab dip. They were great, but for me there could have been more crab in the dip and more dip on the fries. Mom loved her chicken wings.

I cannot wait to get back to the Horseshoe Casino, but not on opening night and not on days where there are Orioles or Ravens games (parking will be $50 then).

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (543 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

2 Comments on A little bit of Vegas comes to Baltimore

  1. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself!!! Hope to see you soon!!!!!!

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