Football promos spice up bargains

Sep 24, 2002 6:45 AM

   It’s another great week for dining deals, show specials and happy hours! Several new football promotions are showing up too. We’ll take a look at some good specials this week and fill you in on the details.

   “T-Bones for Two” is a new special at Castaways available every Friday and Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. The Pelican Rock Café $11.95 deal for two includes two 18 oz. T-bone steaks, a choice of potato, vegetables and a bucket of four bottled beers. You must be a Club Castaways member and present your club card to get the special, but membership is free. Sign up and enjoy! No other discounts or coupons may be applied to the deal.

   Show goers can get in on a free lounge show featuring “Big Elvis” at the Barbary Coast every Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reports are indicating it’s a very entertaining show and you sure can’t beat the price! (“Thankyaverymuch!”)

   Gabe Kaplan’s Laugh Trax at Palace Station offers half price tickets on Friday and Saturday for the laugh-a-minute midnight show. (Hey, what time is the midnight show?) Regular ticket prices are $12.95. This week’s main attraction stars Ken Rogerson. Call locally for tickets at 547-5300 or out-of-towners can call ahead at 866-264-1818. You can also stop by any Station’s Boarding Pass Reward Center to pick up advance tickets.

   The Imperial Palace has several good “Happy Hours” to choose from. The Kabuki Lounge on the main casino level offers a daily happy hour from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with 2-for-1 drinks. (Some specialty drinks are excluded.) Their new Tequila Joe’s lounge and nightclub also offers a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with 2-for-1 drinks. Again, some specialty cocktails are excluded from the promotion.

   Inside JW Marriott/Rampart Casino, Gustav Mauler’s OXO bar is running a Monday Night Football special. Watch the game on 10 televisions around the bar and grab a cold Budweiser for $2. A special appetizer menu is also available for half price during the games and includes baby back ribs, potato skins, crab cakes, coconut shrimp, wontons and more. Classy place to enjoy the game at cheap prices!

   Caesars Palace also gets in on the Monday Night Football action with a drawing promotion and specials. Bud Girls will hold drawings for pro football merchandise (caps, jerseys, autographed footballs and more) in the resort's Shadow Bar. A special drawing for a trip to the Pro Bowl, including two tickets to the game, airfare to Hawaii and hotel accommodations, will be held at the end of the football season. Free drawing entries will be given to everyone who makes a wager of $20 or more in the Caesars Palace Race & Sports Book. To enter the Pro Bowl trip drawing, the appropriate stub should be deposited in a second drum for that purpose in the Shadow Bar. Participants will be limited to a maximum of five drawing entries and one winning ticket per night. Entrants must be present for the Monday night drawings and show valid photo identification to win. Entrants need not be present to win the Pro Bowl trip drawing.

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