Fine Father’s Day dining at bargain prices

Jun 11, 2002 12:57 AM

Many new dining deals have surfaced this week as well as some new lower pricing on old favorites, and several excellent Father’s Day specials, too! There are plenty of cheap-style eats to share with readers this week, so we’ll dig right in.

With Father’s Day coming up Sunday, many of us are looking for some place nice to take Dad without blowing the family budget. The Palms Sunrise Café sounds like an excellent choice offering a Dad’s Day special for $7.95. The special includes:

Salad: Mixed greens with dried cranberries and toasted almonds in a citrus vinaigrette.

Entrée: Broiled 14 oz. Rib eye steak with green pepper corn sauce and baked potato. Served with garden fresh asparagus. Seared halibut with key lime beurre blanc, wild rice and garden fresh asparagus is also available.

Dessert: Tropical fruit tart.

Serving hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If Dad prefers a buffet, the Palms has a special buffet offering that day, too. The Fantasy Market Buffet will feature: Peel and eat shrimp, crab legs, oysters on the half shell, chili con carne, chili verde, chicken jambalaya, BBQ beef ribs, roast turkey, pepper crusted New York strip, broiled swordfish with spicy orange marmalade, baked potatoes, beer brats with sauerkraut, smothered pork chops, beer battered cod, braised lamb shanks, roasted salmon with honey marinade, baked ham, prime rib and much more. Assorted salads and desserts will also be available. Buffet hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and cost is $12.99 per person.

The El Cortez, downtown, will also be offering a unique, Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 16, from 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. $10.95 per person gets you in.

Note: There will be countless buffet and dinner specials on Father’s Day. We selected a few examples that not only fit well with our cheap agenda, but also sounded rather sumptuous!

An old favorite for late-night breakfasts, the Orleans Courtyard Café sweetens their current menu with even lower prices, matching their sister property, Suncoast, with an array of 99-cent offerings. Henceforth, you can enjoy any of the three following breakfast specials for just 99-cents, served nightly from midnight to 7 a.m. 1. Two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, bacon or sausage. 2. Two buttermilk biscuits with country gravy. 3. Two eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes and toast. If you have an extra buck in your pocket, you can go for the New York steak, or ham steak, with two eggs, breakfast potatoes and toast ”” all for $1.95. Same hours. These new specials are now identical with Suncoast’s Café Siena late-night offers.

Two more late-nighters have recently turned up at Wild, Wild West, (Tropicana and I-15,) and Barley’s, (Henderson,) for 99-cent breakfasts. The value-priced deal includes two eggs, home fried potatoes, bacon & toast, and is served from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Both places offer the special seven days/nights a week.

Now, including Station Casino’s late-night breakfast deals, you can find a 99-cent breakfast almost within walking distance of wherever you may be in the entire valley! Not too many major cities can boast of that distinction!

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