Get out of the kitchen and indulge yourself!

Jun 17, 2002 11:51 PM

It is often said that eating out in Las Vegas is cheaper than eating at home. We can offer substantial proof of that statement with more newly discovered specials and dining deals.

There’s no need to fire up a hot, home barbeque grill as long as Arizona Charlie’s is serving a whopping 14 ounce Porterhouse Steak Special for $6.95! The lip-smackin’ deal is served nightly in the Sourdough Café, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at either Charlie’s location, (on Decatur or Boulder Highway). The complete dinner is served with your choice of soup or salad, a baked potato and the hot vegetable of the day. I’m sure they will even toss in a dinner roll if you ask nicely! Try to beat that deal at the grocery store!

More great bargains have turned up at the Fiestas. Both locations, on North Rancho Drive, or in Henderson off US-95, are featuring Blue Plate Specials every day of the week. Take your pick of a meatloaf dinner, hot turkey or roast beef sandwich, or baked ziti with meat sauce for just $4.99. The specials are served in the Baja Beach Café from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. You can also enjoy a half slab of baby back barbecue ribs for the same $4.99 price, served daily from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., or a full slab for just two bucks more. Summertime is perfect for Strawberry Shortcake. They have that too, for a mere 99 cents, anytime from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cool down this month with bottled Heineken or Beck’s Beer for $1 at the El Cortez. Last we heard, Casino Royale on the Strip is still serving Becks for a buck too.

During May, the Silverton Hotel Casino, (Blue Diamond Rd and I-15) began serving a spaghetti and meatballs dinner in the Fireside Café for $1.99. The offer has been extended through June! Let’s hope they keep it going! Great deal!

A reader recently asked us, "Who has the lowest priced buffet on the Strip?" Want to take a guess? If you thought, Circus-Circus, that would be a good guess, but wrong! It’s actually a tie between Butterbean’s favorite, the Boardwalk, and Charo’s new home casino, the Sahara. Both come in at $6.99 for dinner, but there are plenty of $1 off coupons found around town in the voucher racks for the Sahara buffet. Brings the price down to $5.99. If you’re wondering, the Circus buffet, at $8.49, comes in third cheapest. However, if you’re going for the Saturday or Sunday Champagne Brunches, the Sahara and Circus-Circus trade places. Fork over $7.49 for Circus and $8.99 for the Sahara. No champagne brunches are served at the Boardwalk.

Finally, for low-cost, family fun this month, try bowling at the Castaways, on Wednesdays. Games, shoe rental and hot dogs are all only $1 each.

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