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Palace Station

  • Taste

    Seven Midnight Snacks to Keep the Party Going

    By David Morris

    While you can obtain nearly anything your heart desires here, these exceptional bites can only be had in the wee hours.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Ending the Year With a Bang-Bang

    By Grace Bascos

    Now that we’re a week into 2016, some of us are sticking to our resolutions to eat better. But before I joined the fray, I made sure I got in a “bang-bang.”

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Best Free Show

    His talent is bigger than the small venues that contain him, which is a win for music fans on a budget. Franky Perez, the barrel-voiced singer-songwriter-guitarist and Las Vegas native has just begun two free residencies, at Quinn’s Irish Pub at Green Valley Ranch and at Jacks at Palace Station (9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, respectively). If you’ve never heard of him, blame past substance-abuse issues, which slowed his career but, in retrospect, have given his musicianship extra depth.

  • cooking

    It’s Called Fat Tuesday for a Reason

    By Grace Bascos

    Even at 10 a.m., the Oyster Bar in Palace Station is bumping. All the seats around the open kitchen are occupied while a couple waits patiently in line. But no one’s here for steak and eggs. In fact, the Oyster Bar doesn’t even have a breakfast menu—they’re all here for the tried and true New Orleans favorite: gumbo. If you didn’t get your fix during the Super Bowl hosted by New Orleans on February 3, Mardi Gras is February 12. It’s time for you to brush up on the Creole classic.

  • Concert Review

    The Roxy Gunn Project

    By Maureen Hank

    Roxy Gunn, the band’s auburn-tressed, guitar-playing front-woman, brought a pulse and edginess to the Gibson Artist Showcase. The sound of her warm, velvety vocals was spot-on, and the crowd of about 30 was just right for the intimate setting.

  • Changing of the Palace Guard

    By David G. Schwartz

    An era has ended at Palace Station, and it doesn’t involve a parking garage implosion or even a last call, but it’s just as important to the threads that bind Las Vegas together. Cocktail server Lynda Allan is retiring after 34 years at the locals-oriented casino.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Peking Duck, Food Express

    By Grace Bascos

    Palace Station's unassumingly named but traditionally authentic Chinese restaurant offers Peking Duck, a must for Lunar New Year. The skin of the duck is crispy and shiny with a nearly lacquer-red finish, and is served with steamed buns for guests to create their own duck bao. Place slices of duck into the warm bao and dress with accouterments of scallions, cucumber and hoisin sauce for a bit of crunchy texture to go along with juicy and tender duck. $40, in Palace Station, 367-2411.

  • Benson Takes Podcast Show on the Road

    By Jason Scavone

    Doug Benson ambles out onto the stage at Palace Station’s Louis Anderson Theater Jan. 8 in a cloud of smoke, naturally. (Don’t worry, parents of impressionable youth. it’s just a fog machine gag.) As the theme music to his Doug Loves Movies podcast rolls, an audience of around 120 claps in time. At least a third of the people there came armed with custom nametags for when the show does its signature segment, The Leonard Maltin Game – a sort of Name That Tune for film. This crowd is primed for some heavy hitting, podcast taping action.