Plentiful feast options in Vegas casinos for Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016 3:09 AM
by Eileen Di Rocco
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times and, yes, it is all about the food. After all, what’s not to love about roasted turkey, sage dressing, mashed potatoes (how we love potatoes!), yams, pumpkin pie… yum! However, we must confess – cranberries we can do without.
Best of all, since we live in Las Vegas we can have it all and not spend one single minute in the kitchen. The hard part is deciding where to dine. The options go from an all-you-can-eat buffet at Westgate ($28) to the Courtyard Café at The Orleans ($16.99) to the four course meal at Silverado Steakhouse at South Point ($55), which also includes a glass of wine or a cocktail with your meal, to the exotic Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres ($85, $75 for locals) at SLS and on and on.
But if you are looking to eat out and still want to have that family dinner feeling, there is no better place than Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar as they always treat you like family there. For Thanksgiving they have both a Traditional Turkey ($39.95) and a Traditional Italian ($59.95) dinner.
The Turkey dinner includes a choice of butternut squash soup or spinach and pear salad, sweet potato gnocchi, roasted turkey breast with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, haricot vert, sausage stuffing and truffle gravy. To top off the meal you get Ferraro’s dessert sampler.
The Italian dinner also includes the choice of soup or salad and sweet potato gnocci. Then you have to decide on your entrée – Osso Buco, Chicken Marsalese, Beef Tenderloin, Scottish Salmon or Mediterranean Sea Bass. Those are tough choices as they all sound delicious. Of course you also get Ferraro’s dessert sampler.
Our mouth is watering just thinking about it.
CONGRATS to USFantasy Sports on adding more locations for fantasy fans. Two weeks ago they brought MGM Grand, Bellagio, The Mirage and New York-New York on board. This past week they added Barley’s, Wildfire Casino & Lanes, Baldini’s (Sparks, Nev.), Mandalay Bay and Excalibur. If our math is correct, this brings the total to 41 locations where you can bet daily fantasy sports in Nevada.
Plus you have a shot at winning a lumber yard with a toothpick when you play their Million $ Seven – pick 7 out of 7 proposition winners and a $1 bet nets you a cool $1 million. We don’t know about the odds, but it sure sounds easier than winning the lottery.
NEW LOOK: Earlier this year Sunset Station unveiled a major upgrade to their sportsbook that included new 90-inch LED displays, 80-inch LED screens, two large-format video walls, measuring 184 inches diagonally, new individual TVs in the race seating area and new, four-person high-top tables and more.
Now they have just completed a renovation of their guest rooms and suites. The AAA Three Diamond rated hotel-casino has given their 21-story hotel tower a contemporary boutique feel.
The refresh includes new wall coverings, carpet, bathroom upgrades, lighting and all new furniture including headboard, beds with pillow top mattresses, nightstands and dining table and chairs. Suites also received new art, mirrors and window drapery, while all bathrooms received new artwork and wall finishes.
Sounds like a great place for those out-of-town guests who show up at your doorstep.
LUCKY DRAGON, Las Vegas’ newest casino, had a soft opening over the weekend with a grand opening celebration scheduled for Dec. 3. The Asian-themed resort at 300 West Sahara Avenue just off the Strip, which will specialize in catering to Asian customers, has incorporated feng shui into its design and offers guests a choice of languages, including Tagalog, Korean or Vietnamese.
We also hear they have a fabulous glass dragon chandelier suspended above the casino’s center bar. It weighs 1.25 tons, is surrounded by glass orbs and, of course, is designed to bring luck and good fortune to the casino’s guests. Can’t wait to see it.
See you around town.