Saturday night, we stayed at the new Island View Hotel – well, it’s sort-of new! Before Katrina, it was the Grand Casino Hotel and Casino (which we stayed at in January 2005 and I posted here), but with all the damage, the only part of the property to really be restorable was that portion across the highway, which was the hotel part we stayed in back when it was the Grand. I liked the new look of the rooms:
The Cisco phones had welcome messages for us, and the HD television was nice too (although it was strange that they didn’t have a local NBC or ABC affiliate on the lineup). We didn’t go into the casino, but we enjoyed the room, and would stay here again.
For supper, we changed into nicer clothes and walked over to Vrazel’s, which is one of our favorite restaurants. I had the stuffed flounder and Av had one of the fish specials that night. It was lovely, though due to the dim lighting, my pics here are the worst.