Not too early for
summer pool parties

Apr 24, 2007 2:09 AM

It appears as though the summer pool and outdoor parties may be heating up early. The Golden Nugget downtown is celebrating "Hula or Moola" poolside at "The Tank" every Wednesday in April from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Party guests can hang-out "island style" by the new $30 million pool and shark tank and enjoy some great music and trip specials. The casino will be giving away a trip for two to Hawaii and $5,000 in cash prizes every week too. Get a free drawing ticket just for coming to the party or joining the 24 Karat Club. Players can also earn extra tickets through slot and table game play. There is no charge to attend the parties but guests must, of course, be at least 21 to attend and participate in the drawings.

On May 1, the Palms Casino Resort will open the doors to the multimillion-dollar Bistro Buffet — an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring international fare at a good value. Inside the Bistro, deep wood tones, marble floors and backlit-patterned walls give a visual interest and a chic flare. To emphasize freshness and quality, the action of the kitchen is left exposed for guests to watch as Bistro chefs prepare sumptuous selections from around the world. To satisfy every appetite, the Bistro’s far-reaching menu is comprised of both traditional favorites and contemporary culinary movements, from Pacific Rim and nouvelle cuisine, to Pan Asian and Mediterranean selections that have become popular at the Palms. Featured specialties will change daily and be made-to-order. For an interactive, custom experience, Bistro chefs will prepare select dishes like Sandwich Wraps, Teriyaki Rice Bowls, Pastas, Individual Fresh Designer Pizzas, Eggplant Parmesan, Southwestern Caesar Salad, Loaded French Fries, Grilled Hamburgers and Foot Long Hot Dogs all upon request. Breakfast will take a turn with Pineapple Upside-down Pancakes and for desert, decadent petite French pastries will be offered alongside more classic cakes and pies. Carving stations will regularly feature favorites like Roast Turkey Breast, Prime Rib and Roast Beef, and on the lighter side a full salad bar will provide endless possibilities for personal creations. The Bistro Buffet will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with a special champagne brunch on Sundays. Breakfast will be available Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Lunch will be available Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner will be available seven days a week, 4-10 p.m. Champagne Brunch will be available Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Regular discounts apply for Club Palms members paying with points and for All-Star cardholders or higher paying with cash.

The Rio is hosting Locals Appreciation Offers. Show your local I.D. and your Total Rewards card (free to join) any Monday through Friday until June 30 and receive the Carnival World Buffet for $5.99, a savings of $8 off the regular price of $13.99. If you are also a gambler, earn just 100 Base Reward Credits and receive a complimentary lunch or dinner buffet. You keep the Reward Credits too.