The Dental Center Group stands as a nationwide network of dentists' offices that all benefit from the same training in excellent patient care. For the past 25 years, the network has grown to include hundreds of dental professionals across the country, each of whom offer a standard range of modern smile procedures such as Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and lessons on how to say "cheese."
H & H BBQ's welcoming walk-up window erupts with a bounty of freshly fried fish, classic Southern sides, and barbecued meats that are smoked on-site. Fluffy sandwich bread cushions mounds of beef brisket, pulled pork, or catfish, while the savory juices from ox tails and pork chops smother piles of rice. Side dishes such as ranch beans, collard greens, and fried okra also flow out of this casual barbecue joint, where a no-frills exterior belies the complexity of the flavors within.
The smile on a once-forlorn animal's face when it's united with new owners can't be matched, as the staff of The Animal Foundation knows well. What was once a tiny spay and neuter clinic when it opened in 1978 has grown into an 8-acre campus that shelters and cares for animals without a home. After a careful vetting process, families seeking four-legged companionship can find it here, relieving Dad from his duties of crawling around the house all day. The clinic still offers low-cost spay and neutering services, as well as vaccinations to prevent rabies and other diseases. Click here to see a list of pets, updated every hour, with new dogs, cats, and critters available for adoption. Potential adopters can narrow down the search by gender, age, and size.
At Silver Nugget Casino, players pan for fun and winnings with an array of money-machines and sociable games. If you opt for bowling, blast pins away with a rolling bullet on a Friday or Saturday night, when cosmic bowling lights lanes with an unearthly hue and makes everything glow like swarms of hungry fireflies. The 24-lane bowling center is equipped with a slick scoring system, snack bar, and arcade area, so no one need tire or fossilize between bouts of pin-toppling. All three bowling games need to be used in one visit, but games may be shared among multiple people (only one shoe rental is included).
Siam Garden is a family-run restaurant located near Nellis Air Force Base and the Cheyenne CSN college campus, offering a wide array of authentic Thai dishes. A sense of community is found at Siam Garden, with walls adorned with myriad photos of its customers from across the years. Authentic entrées include lard nha talay, which arrive as stir-fried noodles with seafood; chicken red curry; tord munkung, served as a plate of deep fried and marinated minced shrimp cakes served with plum sauce. Just be sure to specify the level of desired hotness for your dishes, or prepare to keep reaching for the water glass. And if you’d rather pick up something on your way home from work, Siam’s free takeout is a great way to eat well without having to deal with the crowds.
From the framed photos of legendary players lining the walls of the stately clubhouse to the last putt on the meticulously manicured 18th green, Desert Pines Golf Club surrounds players with tradition. Named one of the Top 50 Public Courses in the nation by Golf Digest, the Pete Dye design opened in 1997 and received a major overhaul 10 years later, complete with 18 newly designed and rebuilt greens. The course features rolling mounds and thousands of mature pines that delineate narrow fairways, yielding beautiful views and occasional lucky bounces back to safety. Unlike other area courses and driving ranges that double as airport runways, wind isn't much of a factor at Desert Pines, thanks to its low elevation, dense foliage, and zero-gravity tee boxes.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total length of 6,810 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.6 from the back tees * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard:m]]
Recognized as the Best Course in Las Vegas in 2006 by the Review-Journal, Royal Links Golf Club honors the game’s centuries-old traditions with a links-style labyrinth of holes modeled after 11 British Open rotation courses. The Dye International design transports players to such famous holes as the Road Hole at St. Andrews and the Postage Stamp at Royal Troon, and commemorates great moments in British Open history with monuments interspersed throughout the course. As players crush their drives down hilly, narrow fairways, professional forecaddies illuminate the hole’s history, warn players of hidden pot bunkers, and squelch rumors about a local ball-eating Nessie lurking in the waterways.
After completing a round, golfers can head to the elegant clubhouse, which borrows architectural details from Scottish castles, or load up on gear at the pro shop, named one of America’s 100 Best Golf Shops in 2004 and 2005 by Golf World.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,029 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.7 from the back tees * Course slope of 135 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard:m]]