We’ll miss the Ho and its cheap eats

Sep 26, 2005 11:59 PM

Say it ain’t so! No more mega-dogs for $1.49? Get them while they last! The 40-year-old Westward Ho has been sold and will be closing by Nov. 17. According to reports, the motel is being bought by Centex Corp., a Dallas-based homebuilder planning to tear down the fabled Ho and build yet another high-rise condominium project on the property. Gone will be the days of free ice cream socials, super-cheap giant foot-long hot dogs and cheap frozen cocktails along with some of the best beer specials in town. Reminisce and enjoy all of the old favorites while there’s still time!

It’s Oktoberfest time at the Hofbráuhaus Las Vegas. The annual Bavarian festival coincides with the start of the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, and will be celebrated at the Hofbráuhaus on Paradise Road until Monday, October 31.

The traditional celebration will feature authentic keg tappings at 7 p.m. every Friday through October 28. Oktoberfest also will offer a wide selection of authentic German food, beer and entertainment every day as well as crafts and free events, including folk art shows, book signings, cooking demonstrations and the art of painting Hummel figurines. The Hofbráuhaus Las Vegas is located at 4510 Paradise Road across from the Hard Rock Hotel Casino.
Ellis Island Casino is treating its gamblers well by now offering free snacks to players. Every hour or so, one of the slot club attendants circulates among the slot playing customers with a basket of free snacks like small bags of potato chips and pretzels.

This is the final week (unless they decide to extend it again) to get in on a good special at Jerry’s Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas. Steak and Lobster is the featured special for only $6.89 served Monday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Closer to the Strip you’ll find another year-round 24/7 steak special at the Gold Coast. They have long offered one of the best steak specials in all of Las Vegas. It’s a huge Texas T-bone that includes potato, onion rings, Texas toast, baked beans and a 16 oz. draft beer, all for $9.95. The feast is served 24/7.