The way the interior of Our Families Country Café is decorated gives off a keenly familiar feeling—like home, if home had the cozy welcome-home ambience of a TV-family dining room. A florist shop’s worth of plants, flowers, and knickknacks peppers the wooden walls, tables, and beams, and a decorative sign invites diners openly to “Seat Yourself.” Once you take in the restaurant’s good humor, a home-style feast of American favorites awaits touchdown between your fork and knife. Throughout the day, the kitchen staff flips hot cakes, scrambles omelets, grills burgers, and pours creamy gravy on crispy country fried steaks, all made in the name of down-home country cooking. Heartier eats include USDA Choice rib-eye steaks that start at 6 ounces like grandma used to make, or go up to 30 ounces, like Mr. T’s grandma used to make.
Grape leaves, chickpeas, and pine nuts flavor Garden Cafe’s classic dishes, honoring the rich array of ingredients yielded by the fertile soil and salty waters of the Mediterranean. The eatery’s marinated fava beans and hummus pave the way for main acts, such as sizzling beef and chicken kebabs or chicken shawarma. The cooks also combine fresh ingredients for a handful of sandwiches, loading bread with falafels, beef gyros, and even philly steaks, which justify their presence by telling everyone they studied abroad in Greece.
With more than 25 years of experience as a chef in Las Vegas and Louisiana, Hott Cakez owner and sweets queen Lacia McKee fuses Southern comfort with Las Vegas glamour to craft seductive gourmet sweets. Though this artistically inclined confectionary specializes in crafting unique and personalized wedding cakes with a flair for drama, today’s deal lets Groupon holders nab a taste of affordable luxury by sinking their teeth into a dozen strawberries that have been dipped in delicious molten cocoa, rendering them virtually indistinguishable to the vegetables they once were. Though equally Valentine-appropriate as flowers or teddy bears, these chocolate-dipped morsels hold the advantage of being infinitely more edible and are only slightly less fun to snuggle with, making them a perfect gift for a sweet loved one this February 14, or a perfect “surprise” for an angry loved one this February 15.
Mixing 1960s garage rock and contemporary pop, Smash Mouth has concocted chart-topping singles that conjure the carefree merriment of a beachside party. Though known for the '90s radio hits "All Star" and "Walkin' on the Sun," the group also scored a top-five chart spot in 2001 with a cover of the Monkees classic "I'm a Believer." The July 17 show will give fans a taste of the forthcoming album A Perfect Planet, which the band will perform between recitations of the Gettysburg Address. Guests can wave their hands or emit laser beams from their ears to get the attention of an HDNet camera crew, which will record the show as part of the HDNet Sunday Concerts series and will stream live on CBS Radio.
When Forest Mars Sr. was a boy, in 1911, he watched with rapt attention as his mother, Ethel, crafted gourmet chocolates in their kitchen. 70 years later, he honored her memory by making chocolates of his own in Henderson, Nevada, where today a small factory still whips up his mother's recipes alongside modern confections. Traditional candies mingle nuts, cr?me liqueurs, and caramels with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and truffles. Handpicked pecans float amid chocolate and butter in Ethel M's signature brittles, and milk, dark, and sugar-free chocolate envelops bite-sized treats such as espresso beans, pretzels, and fruit. Ethel M Chocolates invites visitors to tour the factory, where chocolatiers prove sweets can be made without preservatives or the witchcraft of Keebler elves, before sending candies to seven Las Vegas?area shops.
"If you can dream it, we can make it." It's a pretty lofty promise, but Caked Las Vegas has the reputation to back it up?the bakery has been featured on TLC's Fabulous Cakes, and created treats for companies such as Paramount Pictures and Southwest Airlines. Its popularity stems in part from a commitment to using all-natural ingredients and baking desserts from scratch. But it's also known for its inventive cake flavors, which range from s'mores to pina colada to not-broccoli. In addition to the cakes, baker Jill Tippetts also serves up other signature treats, including mini pies and dossants (donut-croissant hybrids).