The LVH buffet has always been decent, but with off-and-on availability for breakfast and borderline too-high prices at $16 for lunch and $20 for dinner (even though beer and wine are included), it’s mostly a pass. But not if you’re a local. LVH has been running a special on Sundays through Thursdays offering Nevada residents who pay with club points breakfast for $2, lunch for $4, dinner for $5 and Sunday brunch for $7. That means you can earn a breakfast buffet with about an hour of quarter video-poker play.
• LVH is also running an April-only deal for $65 cabanas at the pool. The offer is good Mondays through Thursdays and is subject to availability, but that’s as low as you’ll find if you want to see what the summer cabana-fuss is all about.
• Want to see a really good show? It can get expensive. The lowest ticket for Le Rêve is $124. Donny & Marie starts at $121. Absinthe is $116. Cirque du Soleil shows start at $87 (with some at $119). Blue Man Group and Terry Fator start at $74. And Celine’s cheapest ticket is $72. The lowest-priced ticket for Jersey Boys, however, is just $63.80, $10 less than the second lowest—plus you can often find them for even less at the half-price booths or through discount codes online.
• Head to Tommy Rockers on Dean Martin Drive for a daily 2 to 7 p.m. happy hour, with half-off chicken wings and “classic” burgers, $2 off all appetizers and $1 off drinks. The wings are among the best in Vegas, and served in several preparations: traditional, BBQ, teriyaki, Cajun or sea salt and pepper. An order of 10 is just $3.98 during happy hour, or 40 cents per wing.
• Sweet Spot Candy Shop has opened Downtown at 616 Las Vegas Boulevard South, selling “retro” candies and sodas, taffy, gummies and chocolates. Remember Pixi Stix? They’re a nickel apiece. Individually wrapped Mary Jane and Bit ’0 Honey bite-sizers are 15 cents. Mallow Cups, Sugar Daddies and Zagnut bars are $1.95-$2.25. There are candy cigarettes, jawbreakers, Tootsie Rolls and Pop Rocks. Gummies of all sorts—worms, bears, fried eggs, army men, chicken feet—are $5 per half-pound, and chocolates are about $9 per half. Classic sodas—including Nesbitt’s, Pop Shoppe, and Big Red are $2.50.
• And then there’s eye candy. Red Rock’s central Lucky Bar has undergone a complete facelift. It’s a cool spot to grab a drink, but the real attraction lies in the new outfits worn by the female bartenders and cocktail servers. These are about as envelope-pushing as it gets, harking back to the days when the newly opened Rio’s Ipanema girls were the talk of the town. There have been a lot of hot cocktail unies around town, but these take the prize.