Plenty of places to ‘refuel’ for under a buck

May 21, 2002 2:27 AM

What can you still get for under a buck in Las Vegas these days besides some of those 10-10 calling numbers we constantly see on television? Fortunately, plenty! To start off, appropriately, let’s try a delicious hearty breakfast!

For 99 cents, you can get a super breakfast deal at your choice of five Station Casinos. Between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., enjoy two eggs served any style along with your choice of bacon or sausage, plus hash browns, toast and jelly. The Café (coffee shop) restaurants at Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset or Santa Fe all serve the special breakfast seven nights a week.

An identical offer is available at Nevada Palace, which serves the special breakfast deal Sunday through Friday.

The Café Siena at Suncoast, (recently voted "Best Coffee Shop" in the Best of Las Vegas poll) has similar late-night breakfast offers for under a dollar too. Take your choice of two buttermilk pancakes with two eggs, bacon or sausage; or two buttermilk biscuits with country gravy; or two eggs with bacon, breakfast potatoes, toast and jam. The same 99-cent price applies to any of the three and all are served between midnight and 9 a.m. For heartier appetites, go for the steak and eggs for $1.95!

Are you old enough to remember a 5-cent cup of coffee? We still have it in Las Vegas! Forget the fancy lattes and frappe-whatever’s, and grab a good old-fashioned, hot cup of Joe at Nevada Nicks for a mere nickel inside the Westward Ho.

And of course, one the most beloved shrimp cocktails in all of Las Vegas is still available at the Golden Gate, downtown, for the famous, ridiculously low, 99 cent price.

Two highly collectable souvenirs are found in most casino gift shops for under a dollar too. Look for decks of playing cards, most of which have been used on actual casino tables, and feature the casino’s logo on them. They usually sell for fifty cents to a dollar and many people collect and trade them. They can become especially valuable if a casino goes out of business or is sold, such as those from the former Dessert Inn, Dunes, or the original Castaways. Dice are usually cheap and collectable too.

Someone recently asked us about the cheapest price for a pack of cigarettes in a casino gift shop. While many are as high as $5 to $7, the lowest price we’ve found to date is at the Gold Coast for $3.50. If you’ve found them cheaper, let us know and we’ll pass it on to all the readers.

As a matter of fact, please feel free to e-mail me with any cheap deals, specials, freebies or whatever you’d like to see covered or we may have missed. There’s always some deal going on in Las Vegas that we just haven’t heard of yet. Send e-mails to: {[email protected]}.

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