Hard Rock easy dining with $7.77 Special

Mar 5, 2008 7:00 AM

On the Cheap by H Scot Krause | The Hard Rock Hotel, long famous for its $7.77 off-menu coffee shop Gambler’s Special (steak and three grilled shrimp, choice of potato or broccoli, and a salad) has added a new meal.

The new special is an "All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib" dinner for $9.99. Served with a baked potato and fresh seasonal veggies, the meal also comes with a side salad or cup of soup. There is also no limit on prime rib consumed. It is not on the menu and you have to request it. Unlike the 24/7 steak and shrimp special, this deal is only available from 4 p.m.-4 a.m. daily.

Mi Casa Grill Cantina at Silverton Casino Lodge is offering 13 lunch items for $12 or less, including favorites like tortilla soup ($6), Santa Rosa chicken salad ($11), crab sopes ($8), quesadillas ($7), and flautas or nachos ($9). Mi Casa Grill Cantina is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com

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Still one of the bargain priced buffets in Las Vegas, the Sahara Buffet features carving stations, omelets, a salad bar, seafood, pizza, pasta, Asian specialties, barbecue, desserts and a variety of beverages.

Weekday Hours: Breakfast, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for $9.99; Lunch, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $12.99; Dinner, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for just $6.99 (with Club Sahara card.)

Weekend Hours: Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $13.99. Dinner, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for just $6.99 (with Club Sahara card.)

On Sunday, March 9, Palace Station will host a free "Meet & Greet" with gambling writers including American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie; The Frugal Gambler series author, Jean Scott; Blackjack: Take the Money and Run author, Henry Tamburin and yours truly, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sound Trax Lounge.

The authors will be available to autograph books and meet gambling fans, and then participate in a 30-to-45-minute session of answering questions from audience members on a variety of gambling topics.

Admission is free and serious gambling questions are welcome.

There will also be free drawings for door prizes, giveaways and a special coupon sheet for all the attendees.

Special guest, mystery book writer, Donna Foley Mabry will also be in attendance to meet fans of her Las Vegas-based mystery book series.