Free ride is a ‘sobering’ deal

Dec 24, 2001 1:32 AM

I’m sure we all plan to do a little celebrating for the New Year, so I want to begin this week with an important phone number that you should jot down and keep handy. The number is 456-STOP (7867.) It’s a totally free ride home in your own car if you’d had one too many. The program is sponsored by Crockett and Myers and is available 24 hours a day from now through January 1, 2002. Actually, it’s always available, but the normal fee is $40. During the holiday season, they offer it free to everyone and I encourage you to use the number, guilt free, no questions asked, other than your address. Let’s enjoy our holidays, but keep the roads safe for everyone.

Now we’re on to more of those specials, good deals, and promotions that everyone can enjoy, whether you’re a tourist or long-time local resident. Looks like the Fiesta’s, (on Rancho, or in Henderson,) may take over with the cheapest breakfast in Las Vegas. They now have a 77 cent breakfast, served from midnight to 6 a.m. that includes two eggs, two pancakes, and two bacon strips. The same breakfast is still a good deal at $2.22, called their “Deuces Wild” special during more normal hours of 6 a.m. to noon.

Last week we mentioned a couple good hot dog meal deals around the valley. Here’s another one close to the Strip that includes a plump dog and a Heineken for a buck forty-nine. It’s called The Stage Door Casino, and it’s located on Flamingo across from Bally’s. They also sell a variety of Las Vegas tee shirts at three for $10 if you need a souvenir, gift for someone, or just a couple for yourself.

Sometimes we want something a little more upscale than the coffee shops and diners, without taking a huge hit in the wallet. We’ve got three different specials at two different places that may be just what you’re looking for. If you like the spicy stuff and you’re “searching for your last shaker of salt,” try Margaritagrille at the Las Vegas Hilton. It’s an attractive Mexican style Cantina, and they currently have their Chuleta De Res on special for $9.95. The complete meal includes your choice of the soup of the day or a dinner salad, a T-bone steak served Durango style, with Spanish rice and refried beans. It’s for early birds only from 5 to 7 p.m. daily. Or head downtown to The El Cortez. Roberta’s serves two for one King Crab Leg dinners on Tuesdays for $19.95. That’s not a misprint. Two King Crab dinners for $19.95. Wednesdays is two for one Prime Rib for $10.50. Another one of the best Prime Rib bargains in town. They suggest reservations, (385-5200), or take your chances on a long wait.

Finally, if you want a new place to boogie, Suncoast in Summerlin starts their new Industry Night Disco Party every Wednesday inside the showroom, beginning at 9 p.m. Opening night is January 26 and if you dress in theme, (70’s), you’ll receive a service industry VIP card that includes drink specials, $30 room rates and line passes. There’s also a prize for the best costume.

Happy New Year to everyone and may it be your best year ever!

Until next week”¦Eat well, play well, stay well.