I’ll admit I don’t get to Monte Carlo Casino that often but I’m sure I’ll make more trips to that end of the Strip once the new arena opens up behind New York-New York.
I went this week with a buddy to the Double Barrel Roadhouse located at Monte Carlo, out front facing Las Vegas Boulevard. This is where Rock and Country meet as they have live bands on the weekends and karaoke on Tuesday nights. On this visit we were here to try the food as they recently added some new items to their Southern inspired menu.
One is Pig Candy, which is Apple Smoked Bacon wrapped around mini cornbread. Nothing says southern food like cornbread and bacon. This was a nice appetizer. Next we had some chicken wings. I know, what a shocker, me ordering chicken wings. The wings were fried just right and their signature sauce was a Habanero Bourbon BBQ.
I really liked this as it was different from all the standard wing sauces you usually get. It had a little sweetness yet the habanero gave it just enough of a kick. We also tried some potato skins with a nice southern twist. In addition to the normal toppings you would find on a potato skin they also put pulled pork brisket on them. The potato skins were good.
As we got into some meat on the menu we tried the BBQ Beef Brisket and the St. Louis Style Ribs. The sliced Beef Brisket was my least favorite item as it was a little tough, which surprised me. The brisket on the potato skins was so good. The St. Louis Ribs were smoked just right and were very meaty. These were good but personally, given the choice, I prefer Baby Back Ribs but most restaurants tend to go with St. Louis style.
There were some unique desserts we had to try. They had three that had Southern Country cooking written all over them. The first was the Deep Fried Twinkie, which if you have never had one it’s worth trying once. Personally, I like deep fried Oreos better.
The next dessert was the Mississippi Mud Pie, which as the menu said, was chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. This was chocolate overload of mousse, crumbled Oreos and chocolate shavings. Good but very rich.
My favorite dessert was the Banana Pudding with sweet whipped cream topped with Candy Torched Banana. This was a light and refreshing dessert and was definitely a southern comfort food.
If you’re on the Strip and want to hang out to watch the games there are plenty of TV’s around the bar area. There is no cover charge to hear the bands. This makes it nice to kick back, have a cold one, share some munchies and enjoy the music with the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip right in front of you.
The wait staff was friendly and attentive. I give Double Barrel Roadhouse a rating of 3.25 Forks.