Restaurants of yesteryear infamously refused to let diners pay the bill until they ate all their vegetables and jumped into the chimney to dislodge the presents that had been stuck there since last Christmas. Indulge in the gustatory comforts of home while skipping the chores with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of rotisserie and barbecued chicken meals and other barbecued fare at Nevada Chicken Cafe on Sahara Avenue.
The chefs behind the counter at Nevada Chicken Cafe whip up a menu of palatable poultry dishes and orders of ribs alongside a spread of comforting sides. Chicken meals arrive fresh from the rotisserie or the mesquite-barbecue sauna as a whole bird with one side ($13.50) or two sides ($17.25), or as an artistic deconstruction with two legs and one thigh ($4.75). Half a rack of baby back ribs slathers chins and taste buds alike, while a side patiently waits for its turn to ride the esophageal rollycoaster ($11.99). Roaring stomachs are silenced with wraps and sandwiches, such as the chicken mozzarella, which keeps its rotisserie chicken company with lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, ranch, balsamic vinegar, and one side order ($9.15). Additionally, a selection of side orders, prepared daily, is available, including mac 'n' cheese, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, fresh-fruit salads, and baked beans.
Nevada Chicken Cafe presents a healthier alternative to artery-clogging dragon steaks by offering many dishes containing fewer than 550 calories and 20 grams of carbohydrates. More than 40% of the menu items contain fewer than 15 grams of fat. Vegetables—always fresh—adorn meals, maximizing the nutritional content and minimizing the number of can openers behind the register.