Casinos provide plenty of pop for dad

Jun 12, 2005 11:53 PM

Father’s Day is next Sunday, and the restaurants across the Las Vegas Valley will be bustling. Pick a meal deal from one of the many specials available around town and enjoy the day with dad.

The Court Café at Joker’s Wild in Henderson is serving a 22-ounce Porterhouse steak dinner that includes garlic mashed potatoes and all you can eat soup and salad bar with a beer for only $14.99. Or the Wild Card Buffet will offer a prime rib buffet all day for only $8.99.

Ellis Island Casino always offers a fine meal on holidays and Father’s Day will be no exception. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. enjoy the one-pound fontina stuffed pork chop dinner — a succulent, one-pound pork loin chop stuffed with the chef’s gourmet fontina cheese blend. Even the fresh-brewed beer is included — a 20-ounce EIB (Ellis Island Brewery) beer comes with the meal. German chocolate cake is also included for dessert. This great meal is a McDonald’s-like $9.95 per person.

An all-day special buffet that includes carving stations will be the bill of fare at Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho for dad’s big day for just $10.99 per person.

For upscale dining, Twin Creeks Steakhouse at the Silverton Casino will add enticing entrees and delectable desserts to its menu that are sure to satisfy even the hungriest dad. Specialty entrées include the black and tan chicken ($24), which features 20 ounces of chicken breast, marinated for 24 hours in Bass pale ale and Guinness stout, and accompanied by a Vermont cheddar twice-baked potato. Or try the Kansas City barbecue beef ribs ($28), slow-smoked to perfection for 12 hours over hickory and cherry wood. For dad with the serious appetite, order the bourbon rib eye ($32). This 24-ounce bone-in rib eye steak is smothered in a rich Kentucky bourbon sauce and topped with crispy onions. Special desserts, including baked caramel apples with vanilla bean ice cream, will be served at $6.

Stop by Slots-A-Fun on the Strip and pick up a free travel mug for all dads on the holiday.

Prior to Father’s Day, the Cannery Casino & Hotel offers a taste of summer with the third annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue Festival, Friday and Saturday at The Club indoor/outdoor festival grounds, serving up various styles of barbecue from notable local restaurants along with craft brewed beers and hard ciders. The festival hours are Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight and Saturday, 2 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $5.

The Cannery beverage department will feature various craft and locally brewed beers and hard ciders. For the customer who would like to sample as many of the products as possible a "Brews Sampler Pack" will be offered for a one-time fee of $20.

John Lee Hooker Jr. will sing blues songs from his Grammy nominated CD, "Blues with a Vengeance," on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.

Happy Father’s Day, dads!