Saving You Money in Las Vegas
At Silverton in the Sundance Grill, there are late-night specials from midnight to 5 a.m. Guests can order sliders for $0.99, ham steak and eggs for $3.95 and the “Wild Card Special,” which includes two farm fresh eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast and jelly for $2.95.
From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Carla Pellegrino’s Meatball Spot at Town Square, you can get her famous meatball sliders for $2.50. There are also 2-for-1 cocktails available. Special runs Monday-Thursday.
Known to be one of the best places in Las Vegas for prime rib, the Cortez Room at the Gold Coast now offer three “Royalty Cuts” choices. You can get the 10-ounce queen cut for $16.00, the new 14-ounce prince cut for $20.00 and the massive bone-in 22-ounce king cut for $25.00. Sides are priced at $5.00. You can also get 2-for-1 appetizers and drinks in the lounge from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
At Cafe’ Cortez inside the El Cortez Hotel and Casino on Fremont street, you can get a half-pound hamburger and a 12-ounce beer for just $5.00. This deal is available 24/7. Other specials include a $7.95 prime rib dinner. The special includes a salad, potato, veggie and a roll. There is a “reduced menu” available from 10:30 p.m. until 7 a.m., Monday-Thursday.
Magnolia’s Cafe inside the Four Queens Hotel and Casino has two “A Touch of Italy” specials. From 4 p.m.-11p.m., you can get spaghetti and meatballs for $6.25 and meat lasagna for $6.95. Magnolia’s also features an $11.95 rib eye steak dinner special for only $11.95 available 24/7.
There are a lot of “Terrible” deals at the hotel of the same name.
Breakfast: 7 a.m.-10 a.m. for $3.99
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $6.99
Dinner (Monday – Saturday): 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $8.99
Dinner (Sunday): 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $9.99
Champagne Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $9.99
At the Cafe’, you can find these specials:
Endless Pasta Sundays: All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs served with garlic bread for only $5.99.
Go Wild for Breakfast: Two eggs, two pancakes and two pieces of bacon for just $2.99.
There’s a great deal called “Wednesday Is Wingsday” at Hooters restaurant. For only $6.99, you get a platter of wings and fries. Another perk is that it’s served by a Hooter girl!
In Other News…
- Caesars Entertainment, for whom everyone had been singing praises to for not charging resort fees, finally jumped on that bandwagon. As of March 1, Caesars is charging a resort fee of $10.00 at the Quad, $15.00 at Bally’s, $18.00 at Harrah’s, Flamingo and the Rio, $20.00 at Paris and Planet Hollywood and $25.00 at Caesars Palace. The resort fees include free local call, free Internet and free admission to the spa.
- The rumor that Binion’s Steakhouse, or perhaps even the casino itself, might close this summer turned out to be just that—a rumor. “Neither the casino nor the steakhouse is closing” says Binion’s owner Terry Caudill. “We have minor projects slated for the summer, but they’re all positive improvements and there will be no interruption in operations.”
- The Fremont Street Experience debuted a new light show called “Heart/Crazy on Vegas.” It features footage from live performances by the legendary rock band Heart and features their hits Crazy on You, Magic Man and Barracuda. FSE Light shows run daily on the hour from 7 p.m. to midnight.
- Million Dollar Quartet has opened at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The smash-hit production is inspired by the extraordinary true life story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. The cast rocks out to such nostalgic hits such as Blue Suede Shoes, I Walk the Line, Great Balls of Fire, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Fever, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Hound Dog and more.
Million Dollar Quartet performs in the Harrah’s Showroom Thursday through Tuesday at 7 p.m., with an additional performance at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Ticket prices range from $69 to $94 and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 369-5111.
- Ping Pang Pong, the wonderful Chinese/Cantonese restaurant at the Gold Coast and the subject of the “Hidden Treasure” portion of my March column has received accolades from Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the U.S. In addition to Ping Pang Pong, Karrie Hung and Kevin Wu also operate Noodle Exchange at the Gold Coast, which features an array of noodle and rice dishes, including its popular mini hot pots.
- Dick’s Last Resort inside Excalibur Hotel & Casino introduced new menu items that live up to its deliciously messy reputation. Featuring iconic American dishes and buckets of barbeque grub, Dick’s Last Resort is the most unruly hangout on the Las Vegas Strip. Daring food eaters are welcome to try The Drunken Bill challenge which serves up one pound of sloppy BBQ pulled pork, one pound of slow-smoked brisket and three tasty hot links all sandwiched between a crispy garlic hoagie roll and served with sides of onion rings and fries all for $36. But it doesn’t stop there. Challengers who finish the three-meat sandwich and two sides in less than 10 minutes will have their picture displayed on Dick’s Last Resort’s “Wall of Fame.” For those unable to devour this meaty sandwich, their picture will be taken and put up on the “Wall of Shame.” For more information or to make a reservation, call (702) 597-7991. Doors open at 11 a.m. Guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older after 10 p.m.
- In a previous column, I mentioned “Drag Bingo” held at Circus-Circus. Well it looks like that event has had so much success that they are now offering Pajama Brunch Bingo. Las Vegas PRIDE has announced an expansion of their bingo events with a Sunday Las Vegas PRIDE Pajama Bruch Bingo. Ernie Yuen Las Vegas PRIDE President/Bingo Chairperson is spearheading the bi-monthly LGBT/”straight-friendly” event. “The guys and girls love to do brunch while sipping on Mimosa’s and Bloody Marys. Now, just add in bingo, some fun and festive entertainment, and you’ve got a party,” said Yuen. For more info go to: www.lasvegaspride.org
- One of city’s longest-running free attractions is now just a memory. Rio’s Show In The Sky marked its final performance on Saturday, March 30. Show in the Sky has been on many visitors “must do” list for over 16 years.
- Rumors have surfaced that singer Olivia Newton-John is planning a Strip residency. Also you can add Adele and Britney Spears to the residency list.
- Speaking about Adele, the Grammy-Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist has joined the cast of Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” at The Quad Resort & Casino. Sammy Gonzales, who also impersonates Liza Minnelli and Mariah Carey, performs a disco mash-up of Adele’s top hits including Rolling in the Deep and Rumor Has It. Gonzales is joined on stage by some of the Strip’s hottest dancers dressed in disco-inspired costumes. Frank Marino’s “Divas Las Vegas” performs six nights a week (dark Fridays) at 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $39 to $79 (plus tax and fees) and are available at The Quad box office, online at www.thequadlv.com or by calling (888) 777-7664. For more information on Frank Marino, visit www.frankmarino.com.
- To celebrate 20 magical years of performing in Las Vegas, Penn & Teller have extended their show through 2018 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, making the twisted duo the longest-running headliners at the same property in Las Vegas history. Penn & Teller landed in Las Vegas in 1993 and began a headlining engagement at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in January 2001. They perform in the Penn & Teller Theatre at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino nightly (dark Thursdays and Fridays) at 9 p.m. Tickets are $75 and $85 and $104.50 for VIP/Ampersand Seating, and are available by calling 702-777-7776.