• For $31, you get a ticket for seating in section 104, 106 (rows 15–30), or 128 (rows 15–30) (a $49.50 value before fees, or up to a $62.95 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $57, you get a ticket for seating in section 7, 101, 103, 106 (rows 1–14), C108, C109, C125, C126, 128 (rows 1–14), 131, or 133 (a $99.50 value before fees, or up to a $114.45 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $83, you get a ticket for seating in section 4–6, 108, 110, 111, 123, 124, 126, C110, or C124 (a $149.50 value before fees, or up to a $165.95 value online, including all ticketing fees).
For its more than 20 types of golden-brown pancakes and plentiful selection of omelets, waffles, crepes, and other hearty American breakfast dishes, The Original Pancake House has gleaned accolades ranging from a Zagat rating and a feature on The Food Channel to being named one of the nation's top 200 franchises in 2009 by Franchise Times. It's no wonder why. Since 1953, every one of the family business?s morning specialties have been prepared from scratch daily with a commitment to real ingredients such as pure whipping cream, hard-wheat unbleached flour, and butter made from fresh sweet cream. Powdered sugar lines the souffl?-styled rims of oven-baked German pancakes, which The Food Channel lauds for their "ever so-slightly crispy" edges and calls "just the right balance between a crepe and a pancake." Apple pancakes?with granny-smith apples in the batter and sinkiang cinnamon glaze on top?are another favorite, and those tart apples also share the menu with fresh blueberries and toasted Georgia pecans for a turn to simmer in Belgian-waffle circles like actual grannies in syrup-filled jacuzzis. Unique ingredients add distinction to house specialties such as oven-baked mushroom-sherry-sauce-topped omelets and gourmet fruit-filled crepes garnished with sweet cherry-wine sauce. To accentuate the flavors of each meal, The Original Pancake House brews its own signature coffee blend.
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.
The year is 1989, and due to his wild success as a professional rapper and Public Enemy member, cooking chicken is likely the last thing on Flavor Flav's mind. Or is it? His father, William Drayton Sr., owned a Long Island eatery called the Soul Diner, and for Flavor Flav—who, according to the Clinton Herald, earned a culinary degree in 1978—cooking soul food runs in the family. Fast-forward to present day, and you'll find that Flavor Flav, who is also a reality TV star, hasn't fallen far from the family tree. When he's not busy laying down rhymes for Public Enemy or helping Elton John convert 111 million football fans into Pepsi drinkers, he tends to his celebrity-centric take-out restaurant naturally called Flavor Flav's House of Flavor, which has its customers lining up around the block for tastes of Flavor's personal recipes for sauce-slathered chicken and slow-cooked ribs.
The staff divvies out the menu's bounty—fried chicken and shrimp, mac 'n' cheese, and signature red velvet waffles sprinkled with powdered sugar, edible pieces of art that diners can't wait to ruin by eating. Though space is limited inside the take-out-only restaurant, Flavor himself shows up from time to time to dole out chicken, shake hands with adoring fans, and hobnob with celebrities and friends such as J. Cole, Lil Wayne, and Dr. Farrah Gray.
History was made on November 11, 2013. Something occurred at Omelet House & More that hadn't happened since the restaurant opened its first location back in 1979. A customer named Ivan became the first to down both of the restaurant's "monster challenges." The first boss: a 12-egg omelet with sides. The second: a three-pound burger (with more sides, of course). An impressive feat?one that earned the man a T-shirt and immortalization within the restaurant's hallowed walls. Thankfully, there's no need for customers to scale that culinary mountain. Each of the diner's three locations boasts a breakfast and lunch menu with dozens of items that don't require an industrial-size stomach.
For breakfast, there's stuffed french toast and steaks covered in sausage gravy. Lunchtime brings a shift in focus to homemade soups, sandwiches, and half-pound burgers, including one covered in Ortega chiles. The two diners on Boulder Highway also serve a light Mexican menu, while the one at Boulder Highway and Russell stays open for dinner Friday and Saturday nights?the perfect occasions for celebrating the weekend with a hand-cut steak. One thing all locations have in common: classic diner booths and kitschy knick-knacks, which like the restaurant's country-style scramblers, are cheesy in the best possible way.
Pasta and horsepower. Though it may not be a run-of-the-mill pairing, at Dal Toro Ristorante the two are not incongruous. After all, if anything can get the blood pumping like the timeless rides of Dal Toro Exotic Cars, with which the traditional Italian restaurant shares an address (the two are adjacent to each other in the Palazzo Hotel and Casino), it's chef Fiorenzo Trunzo's Spaghetti fra Diavola. Sautéed whole Maine lobster and baby shrimp bathed in a brandy tomato sauce, sumptuous as a Rolls-Royce. Or perhaps it's the filletto roquefort, another star of the dinner menu, which pairs a prime filet mignon with a rich roquefort cheese sauce. Or the sautéed Mediterranean sea bass, oven-finished and drizzled with white wine-lemon sauce.
At lunchtime the menu takes a lighter turn, but day or night the setting for chef Trunzo's culinary creations remains the same. Marbled entrances and mosaic fountains lead the way to a dining room of cherry-red chandeliers and plush, red-and-gold-striped booths. Outside, wicker chairs line a patio located a mere meatball's-throw away from buzzing Las Vegas Boulevard. Once diners have twirled their last forkful, they enjoy complimentary admission to the car showroom, where they can ask the custom 1939 Studebaker about life before Interstates.