Local Operator Deals Value in Las Vegas

Anthony Curtis’ nationally syndicated weekly column.

January 26, 2011

With the Las Vegas economy still feeling a recessionary pinch, casinos continue to deal till it hurts. But none has gone to the extent of the local giant Station Casinos. The cost of the famous Feast Buffet has been slashed at every property and is now $4.99 for breakfast, $6.99 for lunch, and $8.99 for dinner and Sunday brunch. These prices apply at Palace, Boulder, Texas, Sunset, Santa Fe, and Aliante Stations, as well as at Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock (with dinner and brunch priced at $11.99 at the latter two). You must show Boarding Pass players card, but joining is free. Additionally, you can now indulge in Las Vegas’ best happy hour at Red Rock, where “T-Time” runs from 5 to 7 p.m. seven days a week in T-Bones. With 50 food and drink choices for $5 each, the deal breaks down to getting dinner and drinks for about $25 per person. These are just part of a deal-driven initiative at Station that’s resulted in some super deals for value-conscious vacationers. Silverton is running an in-house “Pub Crawl” on Thursdays from 7 to 11 p.m where all drinks are $1 for one hour each at four bars. It starts at Mermaid from 7 to 8 pm, then moves to Flare Bar, Mi Casa, and Shady Grove in successive hours.The schedule for the 42nd World Series of Poker has been announced. The tournament, held at the Rio, will begin on May 31 with the first-ever $25,000 buy-in heads-up no-limit hold ’em tournament. The $10,000-buy-in Main Event will begin July 7, with the final table decided on July 19 and contested November 5-7.Question: What’s the verdict on the newest buffet in town at the Cosmoplitan of Las Vegas?

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Answer: Cosmo”s Wicked Spoon Buffet isn’t the best in town, but it’s near the top. The food is imaginative and different from most, including made-to-order sushi; dim sum; individual shrimp cocktails; beef and pork sliders; and 18 bins of ice cream, gelato, and sorbet for dessert. It’s priced at $15 for breakfast, $19 for lunch, $27 for dinner.

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