The folks at Rambo's Kitchen admit it sounds a little crazy—a 1960s-themed diner with pop-culture paraphernalia and a surfer vibe. But they challenge guests to come in and fall in love with the eclectic, friendly spot, where they dish up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all hours. Outside, rainbow-colored patio umbrellas shield alfresco tables, and inside, you'll find what Jim Begley of the Las Vegas Sun refers to as "a kaleidoscope…awash with psychedelic tones" and tributes to the '60s, be they vibrant daisy prints or pictures of celebs such as Twiggy and Jim Morrison.
Many reviewers caution diners not to judge the place on its flashy decor alone, or, as Begley puts it in Las Vegas Weekly, "you'll miss out on some great cooking." The menu's all-day breakfast specialties include freshly baked biscuits ladled with country gravy and pork chops paired with two eggs. Lunch offerings range from traditional to off-the-wall: freshly shaved pastrami piled on marble rye goes up against burgers loaded with peanut butter and bacon. The signature Rambo burger stuffs its half-pound patty with cheeses, then stacks it with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and an onion ring or a vintage Beatles record. Diners who want to linger in the psychedelic ambiance can order up a hand-scooped malt or shake, which arrives in an old-fashioned tin and garnished with whipped cream.
Using local produce, dairy, bread, and meat, 775 Gastropub's chefs craft gourmet bistro burgers, tapas, and entrees cataloged on seasonally changing menus. More than 170 craft beers cascade from bottles and taps, alongside specialty signature cocktails mixed with in-house liquors. Amid ample drink and comestibles, revelers can lose themselves in deep games of pool and darts, the game geographers recommend over bocce when throwing at a map to indicate past vacations. Red paint covers the walls, and green plants prevent patrons from thinking that perhaps they’re dining on Mars.
My Favorite Muffins & Bagel Café cooks up divine deli delights and thrills fans of post-oven muffin batter with cake-like gourmet muffins. Bite into bliss with a gourmet sandwich ($5.65 each), such as the classic turkey, or reprise vegetable-based catchphrases when ordering the holey guacamole sandwich, a flavorful bread shelter for turkey, guacamole, green pepper, lettuce, and tomato. Herbivorous accomplices may feast on light-and-fit choices, such as the garden mix salad ($4.99) and the mediterranean bread salad, a spirited ensemble of ripe tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, and salami in a chorus line with provolone cheese, green olives, crisp greens, and greek vinaigrette dressing ($6.99).
Aromi d' Italia serves gelato treats for patrons cruising the casino as well as savorable salads and sandwiches for those seeking a break in the quaint café. The Genova panini ($8.75) is equipped with a toasty choice of focaccia, italian roll, or wheat bread, packed with salami, mortadella, provolone, and veggies, and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette. Atop a blank pizza canvas ($7.99), customers can arrange a palette of mushrooms, peppers, pepperoni, and other toppings ($1.45 each) into a magic-eye poster of the Coliseum. Aromi d' Italia's icy artisans make their gelato daily, churning the Italian dessert with fresh ingredients for cream and fruit varieties harboring less than 7 percent fat and more than 93 percent muscle. Sample a member of the rotating roster of flavors in a regular cup ($5.65) or abscond with a pint container to go ($14.50).
The local owners of The Cracked Egg whip up fresh, bountiful portions of the versatile ovular treat and much more in a warm, intimate setting for both breakfast and lunch. Their menu lumbers with creative choices, including a plentitude of gluten-free options. The eggs Benedict ($9.95) is the savory and lawful choice of hollandaise-glazed poachers, and omelets like the El Vaquero ($9.95) arrive fluffier and foldier than the finest edible cashmere sweaters. Noshers in need of a homespun sugar kick can neighbor a Mexican Skillet ($9.25) with a delectable slice of homemade coffee cake ($3.25).