The chefs at Pietro's Famiglia Ristorante Italiano simmer a bevy of homemade sauces to complement their menu of pasta, meat, and seafood dishes. From their location on the second floor, chefs plate classic lasagna and spaghetti along with veal parmigiana, lamb chops, and an ever-changing fish of the day. Beverages from the full bar, melodies from the weekend entertainment, and leis made of linguine complement the meals served in the pink-walled dining room.:m]]
The cantina's colorful emblem displays its namesake, "three hombres," who all sport different facial hair but seem to share a single, spacious sombrero. This same blending of whimsy and tradition inspires Cantina Los Tres Hombres's signature margaritas and expansive menu of authentic Mexican dishes.
Natural light plunges through large picture windows, as tables populate with sizzling fajitas, massive burritos, and hearty combination platters overflowing with mesquite-grilled steak or chicken, fresh seafood, and crispy pork carnitas. Chefs add zip to their culinary creations with a variety of specialty sauces ranging from the smoky chipotle chili adobo to the rich and herbaceous butter, white-wine, and fresh-cilantro sauce. Salt-rimmed margaritas complement south-of-the-border morsels, and live acoustic tunes on Tuesday through Friday complement south-of-the-ankle foot twitches.
With plush king- or queen-sized beds, in-room views of the Sierra Nevadas, and more than 400 square feet of living space per suite, the Nugget hoists guests into the seat of sumptuousness. Lap up luxury in the indoor atrium pool and the Jacuzzi spa, or visit the expansive casino to play games of chance, such as Texas Hold 'Em, and games of skill, such as roulette. Visitors can feast faces on beauty treatments at the day spa and face feasts at eight scrumptious restaurants before going face-to-face with their pillows and feasting on dreams of not having to make the bed in the morning.
Funtime Theater’s Dinner Murder Mysteries transforms audience members into amateur detectives, tasking them with solving an interactive theatrical mystery while chowing down on café eats. Actors mingle among theatergoers throughout the show, chatting them up during an abbreviated cocktail hour (6:30 p.m.–7 p.m.) and comfort-fare-filled dinner from Hog Wild Café. The first two fatalities occur once meals are served, leaving patrons, a lone detective, and a wisecracking Great Dane puppy to unravel the thicket of green-chili-stained clues. A prize is awarded to the participant who deduces the solution of the mystery. Like department-store windows and freestyle-rapping telegrams, Funtime Theater’s performances may take on a holiday theme: the October 8 rendition will transport guests to a portentous Halloween party, the November 12 showing may feature Turkey Day-themed intrigue, and the December 10 edition plans to incorporate motifs and characters plucked from Charles Dickens’ Christmas tales. Though sinister wheelings and dealings abound throughout the show, the tone of Funtime Theater’s criminal cavalcades is lighthearted and intended for audiences of all ages.
In keeping with a more than 40-year tradition, Boulevard Pizza's culinary crew forges dough from scratch in a vintage mixer before dousing each thin-crust round with house-made tomato sauce. After taking a gander at the menu and consulting with a specialized soothsayer, pie tacticians customize 12-inch pizzas ($11.49) with a choice of 20 fresh toppings ($1.05 each) such as italian salami, shrimp, cheddar, or pineapple. Specialty pizzas showcase a pre-plotted landscape of flavors and include the produce-packed vegetarian ($19.69 for 15") and the western cheeseburger, which is slathered in Bull's-Eye barbecue sauce and festooned with bacon, ground beef, and red onion ($15.69 for 12"). An order of 10 hot wings ($6.99) marinates for 24 hours in a cayenne-pepper sauce, just as Icarus did when training to fly closer to the sun, and 12-inch canadian-bacon heroes ($5.49) brim with lettuce, tomato, and a special house sauce.
The scene is a classic American diner: uniformed waitresses walk past rows of booths, pausing to refill coffee mugs and set down towering stacks of pancakes. Large, sunlit booths provide parents and kids with a venue to converse or sign a treaty that finally ends bitter remote-control battles. Behind the service window, cooks bustle about the kitchen, whipping up generous portions of biscuits and gravy, three-egg omelets, and Mexican-inspired specialties—including chilaquiles, eggs with chorizo, and giant breakfast burritos. Come lunchtime, kitchen staffers turn their attention toward hearty burgers, hot specialty sandwiches, and chicken-fried steaks.