For the second month in a row, new pricing has been instituted for the Linq’s High Roller. It’s a little complicated, and I’d need a dedicated column to explain it all, but the bottom line is that Tuesday is now the best day for locals to ride. The Linq runs a Bloq Party on Tuesdays with discounts for several of its vendors, including 50 percent off the big wheel. That drops the price to $17.50 to ride at night (beginning at 6 p.m.) and just $10 during the day.
• Also on Tuesdays only, the Commissary at the Downtown Grand serves up good 99-cent street tacos from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The choices are bean-and-cheese, and chicken and brisket—and one of each will do ya. But watch out: The habanero hot sauce is wicked.
• Would you go to the Silver Sevens casino (formerly Terrible’s) for a high-end steak dinner? You couldn’t before, but you can now. The new steakhouse, the Back Room, is actually a curtained-off section of the Sterling Spoon coffee shop. It operates on Friday and Saturday nights only, and features good steaks priced from $25 to $35. This is an excellent value-gourmet play that’s also a relatively easy comp for gamblers.
• Are you a broasted chicken fan? For those who don’t know, broasted chicken is a pressure-cooked form of fried chicken that keeps the meat moist and is considered much healthier than the standard fried variety. It’s not easy to find, but it’s served for both lunch and dinner in the Suncoast buffet. This is the first time I’ve ever seen it in a buffet, and I’m told the casino has a $7.77 dinner special slated to run this month.
• TGI Fridays outlets don’t advertise it much, but they run a really good happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. It’s called 6-5-4-3 for $6 appetizers; $5 sangria; $4 20-ounce draft beers, well drinks and wine; and $3 14-ounce drafts. The deal and hours are the same at all the casino-based Fridays: Suncoast, Orleans, Sam’s Town, Gold Coast and Aliante (hours differ at the two non-casino locations).
• While this is by no means a deal, I simply can’t resist including it. Marquee Dayclub at the Cosmopolitan is apparently offering drone bottle service by the pool. For $20,000, flying drones will deliver Champagne to your cabana and snap photos of you and your friends (presumably not to be sent back to Cosmo intelligence).
• Finally, I regret to inform that one of the city’s best drinking deals is only half as good now, as the price of Sunday Bloody Marys at Irene’s has been raised a buck. C’est la vie—at $2, it’s still pretty strong.
Anthony Curtis is the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and LasVegasAdvisor.com.