Instead of the cookie-cutter décor of a regular hotel, Bonnie Springs Ranch offers a variety of room themes, allowing guests to determine their own style. Lovebirds can experience the Far East in the Wild West with a Chinese-inspired room. Likewise, guests planning a role-playing retreat can live out their trail-traveling narrative on a Bonnie Springs bed that doubles as a covered wagon. No matter which theme you choose, your spacious retreat will include a luxurious Jacuzzi tub. If you're traveling with the whole pack, the overnighters' calico-West-themed rooms welcome children as well as pets.
The Summerlin outpost of BJ’s Restaurant is one of three locations throughout Las Vegas. Located directly across from the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, the casual eatery always seems to attract a crowd. Well known for brewing their own beer and an eclectic menu that ranges from deep dish pizzas and hamburgers to gluten-free meals, BJ’s loves catering to their guests. New flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a relaxed, if slightly boisterous vibe, make the Summerlin location a welcome destination for all. Around the holidays, guests are treated to a slew of new menu options, from steak and lobster entrées to seared mahi mahi, with souvenir glasses to take home at the end of the night.
• 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).
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.