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Chefs at Hi Bombay have honed recipes for curry, vindaloo, and spicy masala over the course of 23 years, yielding a carefully spiced menu of Northern Indian classics and regional seafood specialties. Fresh-baked naan bread and whole-wheat roti sop up sauce from lamb and chicken dishes cooked in a clay-oven tandoor, and fish labadar from the Bay of Bengal simmers in a creamy tomato sauce. Hi Bombay also rents a 75-person banquet room for catered gatherings, and welcomes diners on major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the anniversary of Caddyshack II's DVD release.
Approximately $200 million dollars have been pumped into the Tropicana Las Vegas’ recent transformation, converting The Strip resort into a South Beach–inspired hot spot. Guests can try their luck in the 50,000-square-foot casino, outfitted with all the usual suspects—craps, blackjack, roulette, slots, and more—plus a high-limit area where big spenders place their bets amid custom Latin artwork and high-definition TVs. Beyond the casino, five distinct restaurants match every taste and budget, from the old-world Italian fare at Bacio to fresh seafood and top-cut steaks at Biscayne. Before catching Roseanne Barr at the Laugh Factory or live music in the Tropicana Lounge, guests can snack on elegant bistro fare amidst the shimmering chandeliers and candles of Bagatelle Supper Club.
While nightlife and gambling are the draw of Vegas, Tropicana hosts plenty of daytime carousing as well. Named the best Las Vegas pool by KLAS-TV in July 2010, the two-acre Tropicana swimming pool sparkles in the sunlight with crisp South Beach-esque furnishings, waterfalls, and private cabanas. Should it get too hot to doggie paddle, guests can trade in their swimsuit for a terry-cloth robe and head to the 10,000 square-foot Glow, a Mandara Spa, for a bamboo massage, lime and ginger salt glow, or a luck-restoring oxygen facial.
For an additional fee, special add-ons are also offered to allow for an elegant experiences. Lodging includes The Paradise Suite, which allows customers to choose their perfect sleep setting, and The Grand Palm Suite, a high-class couples suite. In addition to wedding floral arrangements, wedding photos can be taken by the pool, courtyard or chapel.
During the oil change, skilled mechanics infuse engines with a fresh batch of synthetic-blend motor oil. They also run through a 52-point inspection to check vehicular beasts for potential automotive problems or secretive underbellybutton rings. Drivers may also opt for a tire-maintenance package, which steadies the hooves of a trusted steel steed with a tire rotation and four-wheel balance. Certified as a green station by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control, Bruce Scher's Goodyear implements a number of eco-friendly practices, such as recycling fluids and filters, using water-based cleaners, and replacing electric lift bays with retired bodybuilders.