Check out Palms’ promos

Jan 1, 2002 12:54 AM

We had a chance to check out some of the specials at the new Palms Hotel Casino last week, and true to his former Fiesta style, casino owner George Maloof, continues to try to capture “The King of Late Night” with some great dining deals.  The Sunrise Café, (coffee shop,) offers four attractively priced, (read that, “cheap,”) late night meal promotions served from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. everyday. The price tag is a mere $4.99 for your choice of Ham Steak and eggs, BBQ Ribs and fries, Grand Steak (14 oz.,) and eggs or a New York Steak and eggs.  All are served with potatoes and a fresh biscuit. The café is attractive and located just inside the doors, right off the East end parking garage, making it easy to run in for the late night munchies.  During the day, you can pick up free shuttle service to the Palms from either The Fashion Show Mall or The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace.  The free shuttle service runs five times a day between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  For the complete lowdown on the schedule call the Palms at (702) 942-7777.

The new Wildfire Casino, formerly known as the venerable, good old Ernie’s, located on Rancho Drive, across from Texas Station, opens this week.  They will continue to offer their famous Baby Back Rib dinner for $6.49, and will also add an 18 oz. Porterhouse for $4.95 and a thick-cut Prime Rib dinner for $5.95.  Ernie’s has been a Las Vegas staple, in one form or another, since the late 1950’s.

Haven’t tried it yet, but there’s a new special being offered at the Key Largo Hotel Casino, located on Flamingo near the intersection of Paradise. It’s a 12 oz. T-bone Steak dinner for $5.99. (They also continue to offer triple slot club points for your slot or video poker play.)

Another great opportunity for cheap hot dogs and beer will be available at all Coast Resorts, (Orleans, Gold Coast, Barbary Coast and Suncoast,) on Thursday, January 3rd.  It’s their College Championship Football Party with 75 cent hot dogs and $1.00 for Coors drafts. It’s free admission for anyone at least 21 years old, and will also include door prizes, cash giveaways, visits by the Coors Girls, double slot club points from 4 p.m. to midnight, plus additional food specials.  If you stick around at the Orleans afterwards, you can stay for an excellent breakfast value in The Courtyard Café.  They serve bacon and eggs or a pancake special for $1.95 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.  And as a reminder, Coast Resorts final Monday Night NFL Football Party is January 7th.

Finally, last week we mentioned a free ride if you have one too many during the holidays.  Here’s another free ride to make sure everyone stays safe for the start of New Year’s, 2002.   The CAT (Citizens Area Transit,) bus system is offering free rides from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 6 p.m. New Year’s Day.  Free rides are available on all CAT routes including downtown and the Strip. You can call CAT-RIDE (228-7433) for schedules and information, or just hop a bus anytime during the 24 hour time period.

Let’s all stay safe, have fun and enjoy a terrific New Year together in 2002!  May it be your best and most prosperous year yet! We’ll keep digging for the latest and best specials to bring you each week.

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