The Golden Gate has been through good times and bad.
It is definitely flourishing under Derek Stevens' ownership, but as usual, I get nostalgic for times gone by.
I think I loved the Golden Gate most when it was just on the edge of seedy, and fairly run down.
At the back was a Deli, and the home of the famous 99-cent shrimp cocktail.
|Enjoying the Deli at the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino.|
There was some seating back there, and a piano player sometimes too.
The Bay City Diner was everything you want in a diner. Counter seating, booths, rubbies, the works.
That morphed into Du-Par's which is now closed. So - no more Deli, no more Shrimp bar, no more piano player, no more coffee shop - but we do have dancing dealers!