Sunday brunch is nothing new in Las Vegas, but for a real treat check out the spread at Boulder Stations Broiler. Taking an about-face from the do-it-yourself trend, the Broiler offers cooked to order entrees served tableside. Theres a lot to enjoy including Pacific-style eggs Benedict, poached eggs with crab cakes, Asian barbecued salmon with jasmine rice, New York steak and eggs and other specialties. The all-you-can-eat buffet also features a salad bar with snow crab, peel-and-eat shrimp, sushi roll, lox and bagels, and a dessert station that is guaranteed to obliterate your New Years diet! The Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You dont have to be a night crawler to eat cheap!
While the night crawlers in town are well-served by the plethora of graveyard specials, one wonders whether you can eat as well and as cheap during the daylight hours. The simple answer: Yes!
At Silverton, you can gorge yourself on daily lunch specials (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for only $5.25 apiece. The specialties include a homemade meatloaf sandwich (Monday, sweet and sour pork (Tuesday), penne pasta with meatballs (Wednesday), a half-pound chicken burrito (Thursday) and steamed clams (Friday).
The Ristorante dei Fiori at Hotel San Remo serves a hearty prime rib dinner and steak and eggs breakfast, 24 hours a day for only $5.95.
At the Tropicana, Calypsos 24-hour restaurant has become somewhat famous for its steak and crab dinner for only $10.95.
The Bougainvillea Café & Rotisserie at Terribles Hotel Casino continues to get rave reviews for its food specials. Served 24 hours are a 10-ounce prime rib dinner ($7.99), a 16-ounce T-Bone steak dinner ($7.99) and a 14-ounce New York steak dinner ($12.99). In lieu of a salad, you might want to try the delicious chicken noodle soup like grandma used to make! and the monster baked potato is prepared superbly.
The 24-hour café also features rotisserie chicken, roasting in an open pit at the rear of the restaurant. If youd rather eat then stare, a whole bird is $9.99 and a half one is $4.99.
At the Las Vegas Club downtown, the Dugout Restaurant features two-for-one specials on Wednesday and Thursday for $7.95. On Wednesday its crab legs and on Thursday its prime rib, served from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Another spot for cheap eats downtown is the Gold Spike Hotel, where you can get a complete dinner for $2.50 (ham or roast beef), daily specials, 50-cent shrimp cocktails and $1 wedges of fresh-baked pie.
Main Street Stations Garden Court Buffet continues to be one of the better buffet deals in town. In addition to the standard fare, the buffet features all-you-can-eat T-bone steak on Tuesday, and all-you-can-eat filet mignon and shrimp scampi on Thursdays. The price both nights (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.) is $10.99.
Another appealing dinner special is the 9-ounce rock lobster tail for only $13.95, and the kung pao shrimp and egg roll for $12.95, served at The Orleans Courtyard Café.
If you ever get out to the Gold Strike in Jean, they have some hearty dinner specials that include blackened prime rib ($7.99), one pound of crab legs ($7.99), steak and lobster ($14.99) and a 12-ounce New York steak ($6.99).
For the aforementioned night crawlers, here are a few tidbits to keep your strength up. Mr. Gs at the Fiesta has a $3.99 graveyard special (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.) that features ham steak and eggs, 14-ounce steak and eggs, barbecue ribs and French fries, and New York strip steak with three eggs and pancakes.
The Dugout Restaurant at Las Vegas Club has a super graveyard special New York steak and eggs for a reasonable $2.95.
And Terribles Hotel Casino features a Full House New York Steak & Eggs special for $4.99; four eggs and a huge slab of ham steak for $3.99; and Terribles Triple Play three eggs, three pieces of bacon or saudage and three pancakes for only $1.99. All are served from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., daily. Happy hunting!