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The rodeo is in town this week as this is one of the busiest weeks of the year in Las Vegas.

As a poker player, this is one of my favorite weeks as the cash games all around town are very good with all the cowboys in town. I found myself playing at the South Point, as that is one of the hot spots where people attending the rodeo like to stay and hangout after the rodeo each night. 

After putting in a few hours of poker I was getting hungry and since the night was going quite well thanks to the cowboys, I decided to get a good meal instead of a burger.

I headed over to Big Sur Oyster Bar. I decided to order the Alaskan King Crab Leg Special. You get a pound and a half of Alaskan King Crab Legs for just $34. It’s a daily special available all day.

If you ordered that on the strip it would be $50-$60 and you would only get one pound. The crab legs are split so you don’t have to mess with them. You just get to enjoy them without having to do the work. The Crab legs were excellent – very meaty and sweet.

If you are in the mood for a sandwich, I highly recommend the Lobster Grilled Cheese. On these chilly winter days, you can never go wrong with a good bowl of clam chowder, which hits the spot and the chowder at Big Sur Oyster Bar is spot on. They have several lunch specials available Monday thru Thursday from 12-4 p.m., including half-priced oysters and clams.

One interesting lunch item is the Potato Skins stuffed with crabmeat salad and glazed with a Hollandaise sauce for $7.95. 

Big Sur Oyster Bar is a great place to hit after a long poker session or a day in the Race and Sports book. The prices are very reasonable, and the food is good. I give Big Sur Oyster Bar a rating of 3.75 Forks.

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