QUESTION: Which of the following restaurants is not located within the Luxor Hotel & Casino campus in Las Vegas, NV?
A) Pyramid Cafe
B) T & T (Tacos & Tequila)
C) King Tutankhoffee
D) Ri Ra Irish Pub
So, last week, we introduced to the American Treasure Tour blog the subject of phillumeny. Yesterday, we began discussing some of the matchbooks newly exhibited here in the Toy Box, dedicated to the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, we will explore a little bit more deeply by discussing a matchbook for a restaurant actually located inside the Luxor, the Sacred Sea Room. Well, to be more specific, a restaurant that was once located inside the Luxor. The Sacred Sea Room has been described as a serene blend of mosaics depicting the fishing culture of the ancient Nile River. Positive reviews described the fresh fish available to diners, from blackened salmon to lobster right out of the tank. Dishes dominated by scallops, prawns, and crab were available, as well as raspberry cheesecake and creme brulee for dessert. Critical reviews declared that the buffet was overpriced and provided dining opportunities comparable to those you might expect to find in a grade school.
Unfortunately, none of the American Treasure Tour blog researching and writing team had the opportunity to experience the Sacred Sea Room buffet restaurant prior to its closing. They shut their doors approximately one decade ago, so now we will never know for ourselves where they stood. We can only hope that Kate E., who wrote the review we found on Insider Pages is not as harsh should she drop by our house for the seafood buffet we put out daily.
ANSWER: C) King Tutankhoffee. But that is not to say it should not exist.