The Boy and I had breakfast at Lake Elsinore Casino with our friend Mike this morning. We don't eat there much since we left Lake Elsinore for Lake Mathews seventeen years ago. The place has always had good, American coffee shop style food that was once the rule rather than the exception. They know how to make hash browns and the cheeseburgers are truly Wimpy Worthy. I coined that term and Lord knows TWC has snaffled up more than his rightful share of cheeseburgers over the years. I love me a good cheeseburger almost as much as Eastern Carolina Chopped BBQ.
In California, card games are legal if the local jurisdiction approves it and I believe the casino was the first legal casino in the state, predating tribal gaming by at least a couple of decades. For years, it was kind of throwback and smoke filled, catering to die hard poker fans and old guys who'd often totter in on wobbly walkers.
This morning I was surprised to see some serious changes. We were greeted by a pretty complete renovation and all the smokers were all outside. Best of all, the bathrooms have been transformed from a well worn 1950's look to state-of-the-art modern with granite, tile, and stainless.
Good food, good service, and good company.