Burrowed inside Treasure Island Hotel and Casino is Kahunaville Island Restaurant?a triple-threat dining, drinking, and party venue boasting big-island flair-style bartending and an epic selection of rums. The flashy mixologists "transcend the typical role of a bartender and become a source of entertainment," writes Justin Lawson for Vegas.com. Bedazzled bartenders such as Essie from Stockholm and Nicola from Milan turn ordering a tropical cocktail into an acrobatic exhibition of flipping bottles, throwing flames, and convincing pimento olives to jump rope. Meanwhile, seasoned chefs whip up eclectic eats
that feature Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Asian flavors sprinkled over steaks, seafood, and burgers.
The restaurant sports a tiki-hut motif, its faux palm leaves shading diners as they nosh at vibrant tables of blue, green, yellow, and orange patterns. A stone water wall glows phosphorescent, while stone pillars accept the snug embrace of flowery vines and confused tree-huggers. Outside, patrons enjoy mixed drinks on the patio under huge palm trees or beside a sapphire pool. On Wednesday?Sunday, DJs add an upbeat soundtrack while patrons dine and view sporting events on one of three projection screens or 22 HD flat-screen TVs.
When Samuel Vaughan Merrick and William H. Keating brought The Franklin Institute to life in 1824, it was to honor the life and achievements of Renaissance man Benjamin Franklin. In the decades since, the Institute has hosted further forward thinkers such as Nikola Tesla, who demonstrated wireless telegraphy in 1893, and helped advance science and technology, hosting the first public demo of an all-electronic TV system in 1934.
Size: three floors give voice to human ingenuity?past and future?with hundreds of interactive exhibits
Eye Catcher: the two-story-tall, 5,000-square-foot Giant Heart, which teaches children about cardiovascular health while they crawl through its chambers
Permanent Mainstay: Fels Planetarium, the second oldest planetarium in the nation, complete with a rooftop observatory and a 60-foot seamless aluminum dome
Hands-On Experiments: construct an interplanetary rover in the Space Command, complete an electrical circuit with your body, and launch a cannonball in Circus! Science Under the Big Top
Honor the Man: swing by the 20-foot-tall, 30-ton marble statue of Benjamin Franklin in the rotunda to see what the genius looked like and thank him for your bifocals
Don't Miss: the Maillardet Automaton, a boy-like drawing machine that inspired the film Hugo
Casual American fare can be found at T-Bird Lounge.
Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at T-Bird Lounge, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items.
Be sure to complete your meal at T-Bird Lounge with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Eat out with the little ones at T-Bird Lounge, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work.
Fridays and Saturdays really bring in the crowds, so make sure there's space for you by calling ahead for a reservation.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at T-Bird Lounge — attire is casual.
Catering services are also available.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy T-Bird Lounge's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Valet parking is a nice perk for diners at T-Bird Lounge's S Eastern Ave location.
Frugal foodies will especially love the prices at T-Bird Lounge, with a meal typically hovering under the $15 mark.
T-Bird Lounge has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Season your day with some Indian spice — Origin India serves top-notch Indian-style cuisine.
Gluten-free options are also available.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Origin India with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company.
If space is what you're looking for, Origin India has plenty of room for larger parties.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Origin India's wifi.
For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Origin India hosts live DJs.
No need to dress up for a trip to Origin India — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Origin India as well.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Origin India — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Origin India accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Munch on tasty pub grub at Free Zone.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Free Zone, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Free Zone's full bar to top off your meal.
Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune.
Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Free Zone, which offers great seating for large groups.
The restaurant frequently features a DJ, so diners can treat their ears to some of the best beats around town. Those who enjoy dancing can make their mark on the open floor.
The restaurant tends to blast tunes over an already rambunctious crowd, so be ready for thunderous noise here.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
Free Zone is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
There's no need to bust your budget at Free Zone, with most meals costing under $15.
It may have been obvious enough to inspire a television theme song, but it's true: sometimes, you do just want to go where everybody knows your name. If that's the case, a trip to the Brentwood Cafe and Tavern
might give you the camaraderieie you seek. This homey neighborhood watering hole is always abuzz with activity, whether it's from the office workers stopping in for a quick beer or the weekend party crowd knocking back a few expertly made cocktails. The bar hosts both afternoon and late-night happy hours, and entices guests to stay for another round with a full array of electronic gaming options.
However, the well-stocked bar is just part of the attraction. The Brentwood also boasts a full kitchen, which turns out appetizers,
burgers, stone-fired pizza, and breakfasts 24 hours a day. The cafe also plays host to nightly dinner specials, which range from thick-cut top sirloin to salmon served in a house-made dill caper sauce. Dinner guests can take their meals in the spacious dining room, or on an outdoor patio equipped with two cozy fireplaces.