Bargain meal deals

Feb 24, 2004 12:16 AM

Sometimes good cheap meal deals seem to run in cycles, or when they start, they seem to turn up everywhere. We must be in the high cycle right now as good specials are plentiful in Las Vegas casinos. Morning, noon or late night, there’s something for everyone’s tastes.

Sam’s Town treats the young at heart, those age 55 or over, to $4.99 lunches at the Firelight Buffet, Monday through Friday. You must be a Prime Rewards slot club member (free to join) and have the heart sticker applied to your card to receive the special price. The offer does not include holidays.

While the Gold Coast has raised the price of its famous coffee shop Texas T-Bone steak special to $9.95, the better deal may now be at its Arriva Italian restaurant. For an unspecified limited time, dine after 8:30 p.m. at Arriva and receive a complimentary bottle of wine with the purchase of two entrées. Pasta dishes start at only $7.95. An amore deal for later-evening diners.

Gilley’s at the New Frontier is offering a new Black Angus vistro steak special. It is said to be a cross between a sirloin and a New York strip steak served with your choice of two side dishes including potatoes and vegetables, all for only $9.95 per person. It’s an early-bird special only, available from 4-7 p.m. seven days a week.

On the north side of town, the Silver Nugget has a new late night breakfast special. A Las Vegas favorite, steak and eggs is offered for just $4.49 on Friday and Saturday nights, served from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The special includes a 6-ounce sirloin steak, two eggs, hash brown potatoes and toast.

Las Vegas locals can take advantage of yet another show discount. Hail, Hail Rock ”˜n’ Roll at the Riviera is rolling back prices to the ”˜70s for locals only. Just show your Nevada I.D. at the box office and pay $10 per ticket. Show times are 8:30 p.m. nightly in the Le Bistro Showroom. Children 16 and under who are accompanied by their parents will be admitted for free. Splash, the production show at the Riviera also remains a two-for-one for Nevada locals throughout 2004. See the box office for details.