The Pantry Opens Its Doors, 17° South Loves Locals, and Pastries Are Prettier in Pink


The Pantry’s Yummy Little Mason Jars, featuring a trio of chocolate ganache, strawberry shortcake and banana cream pie.

Your dining options at The Mirage just went around the clock, thanks to the opening of the Pantry, the hotel’s 24/7 breakfast, lunch and dinner spot. Unlike most around-the-clock options, this is less a coffee shop and more like your mom’s house, if your mom lived in the French countryside. The Munge Leung décor may be quaint and cozy, but the food is far from it, with dishes such as the Seuss-ical Green Eggs and Ham, made with prosciutto, pesto and arugula on an English muffin, or pancakes made with rich Valrhona chocolate. And that’s just breakfast. Lunch gets you stuffed with A Brit’s Fish & Chips—made properly with beer-batter cod and served with malted vinegar pickles—or the Texas Pete fried chicken, served with potato-carrot mash, country gravy and a cheddar chive biscuit. And since a restaurant can’t open these days without offering something in a mason jar, the Pantry uses them as vehicles for a trio of desserts: .

If you only know Tahiti Village as “that time-share place,” it’s time to get to know it a little better. The property’s new 17° South Booze & Bites (702-440-6800) adds a bit of tropical flair to familiar dishes, such as chicken tenders with signature island and garlic chili sauce, but also standard bar fare such as pizzas and garlic fries. It’s those bites—as well as half off domestic beers, well drinks and other specialty cocktails—that you’ll find most interesting during Open to Close happy hour for locals. Your Nevada ID is your ticket to ride.

October usually means a lot of orange and black, but recently, it’s become quite the pink month as well, thanks to breast cancer awareness events. Station Casinos has been supporting this endeavor for the past five years with pink pastries from Red Rock’s executive pastry chef Jaret Blinn, who lost his mother to cancer. Now all Station and Fiesta casinos go pretty in pink with not just pastries, but also poker and blackjack tables, bingo packs and more, with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


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