Black bears love strawberries. The bears of Northern California could often be seen wandering through the berry patches surrounding Mt. Shasta, an area favored by travelers since the 19th century because of the charmingly hospitable inns and restaurants found there. Bob and Laurie Manley were inspired to recreate the area’s post–Gold Rush hospitality, and they opened their first restaurant, Black Bear Diner, near those same strawberry patches. Nearly 20 years later, their brand has grown to encompass 50 different locations, each of which retains the founders’ principles of small-town charm and generosity. The menus also preserve the mom-and-pop vibe, with dishes such as secret-recipe sweet-cream pancakes, old-fashioned burgers wrapped in wax paper, and, of course, homemade bear claws. Each location is adorned with a trademark bear sculpture that has been hand-carved by Washington chainsaw artist Ray Schulz, who often grants his works with regional characteristics such as cowboy hats or taxi-hailing skills.
You'll be centrally located in Laughlin with a stay at Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, convenient to Davis Dam. This casino resort is within the vicinity of Riviera Marina and Arizona Veterans Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 1,405 air-conditioned guestrooms. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and electronic check-out, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a casino and a nightclub. This resort also features concierge services, supervised childcare/activities, and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Ten years ago, executive-chef Craig “Andy” Beardslee and pal Johnny Rivera set out to bring country-style cooking to an urban environment. Today, the duo’s award-winning eatery Hash House A Go Go has expanded from its original San Diego home into five Vegas locations, including a spot inside The M Resort Spa & Casino Las Vegas. Drawing from his work with agriculture and livestock, chef Beardslee kicks up house-made farm favorites, adding innovative flavors to fried chicken, french toast, and meatloaf recipes. The generously portioned entrees pair well with creative concoctions, such as a BLT bloody mary, a far more successful drink than its predecessor, the grilled-cheese martini.
On a warm August day in 1938, a father and son unveiled the first sample of what was to become Dairy Queen, selling 1,600 samples on the first day, a feat as unheard of as a dragon that breathes ice. Its ensuing prolific expansion was fueled by its frozen treats, which propelled the dessert shop from 100 stores in 1947 to 1,446 in 1950. Today, their dessert recipes remain largely unchanged, and Dairy Queen has added hearty grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken to its menu. Dairy Queen's enormous dessert menu boasts treats ranging from soft-serve cones and blizzards filled with cookies to takeaway ice-cream sandwiches and cakes.
"Don't play games" might be classic dating advice, but Wildfire Gaming upends this adage, with gaming complexes ideal for a date night—or any type of night out, really. Couples can wink at each other across the blackjack table, or bet on their favorite team and cheer wildly at the Sportsbook TVs. For a friendly slots contest, there's more than 1,200 machines to try out, ranging from penny slots to high limit games. At one location, there's even a bowling center with a full bar, ideal for showing off excellent form or learning why people don't play kickball with bowling balls.
Steelz, which opened its doors to diners at the beginning of September, arrays tables in what Las Vegas CityLife deems "much more than typical bar food," including specialty pizzas, burgers, and signature entrees. Sift fingers through or hide precious heirlooms inside a starter basket of sweet-potato, spicy harissa, or garlic-and-rosemary fries ($4.99) before sending jaws into smoky territory with the brie Angus burger, topped with applewood bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted-red-pepper aioli ($9.99). Four models of flatbread pizzas dapple their crispy stages with innovative toppings, such as the barbecue-chicken pizza's grilled poultry tidbits, spicy honey-molasses barbecue sauce, and spiced pears ($12.99). Apricot honey glaze and mango salsa lend the grilled salmon a tangy finish ($17.99), and diners can sweeten sides of sautéed spinach by arranging Israeli couscous bits into a connect-the-dots depiction of a winking Popeye.