Published February 02, 2013
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, more than 300,000 visitors are expected to land in Sin City for this weekend's Super Bowl. Looking for a place to enjoy the game and some good food? Here a some places worth checking out in Vegas for the big game:
The Pub, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
This popular sports bar at the Monte Carlo is a great place for all-you-can-eat football fans. For this year's big game, the sports bar will have different "stations" for chicken wings (Thai garlic chili and buffalo), nachos with your choice fajita meat, hamburger sliders (ground beef or pulled pork), and even a dessert station with ten different desserts to choose from. The all-you-can-eat buffet starts at $60 per person, or add an all-you-can-drink option to it for $125. Oh, and there's also a new addition to this year's Super Bowl celebration: bacon-wrapped meatloaf bites. "The level of the food...the food is phenomenal," said Tim Radigan, executive chef at The Pub. "It's the perfect place for the big game."
The BLT Burger, The Mirage Hotel and Casino
Mouth-watering burgers awaits at this casual diner on the Strip. And in honor of the two Super Bowl teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, the restaurant is rolling out two hamburgers paying homage to them. For the Baltimore Ravens, chef Juan Zuniga created the "Ray Lewis" in honor of the team's outstanding linebacker who's retiring after the game.
"Since he's retiring, we're just going to the sandwich for this week and that's it," said Zuniga "It's a pretty hefty burger, double patty, bacon, caramelized jalapenos, cheese. Since he's a big guy, we did a big burger."
As for the San Francisco 49ers, they're getting the California treatment with "The Bay Bridge" sandwich.
"We went with the chicken breast, included sourdough for San Francisco, and goat cheese from Northern California," said Zuniga. "We added avocado and sprouts and a little pesto aioli to kinda lighten it up a little." Each hamburger costs $17.
Poker Room, Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino
If you're looking for a more intimate setting, the poker room at Caesars offers seating and leather couch seating for big game watchers.
"We've got twelve 40-inch screens around the room as well as a 19 foot high definition screen up at the front of the room, which is obviously visible for everyone in the room to see," said J.P. Sinclair, director of beverage for Caesars Hotel and Casino. It's $147 for general admission, all inclusive with tax and gratuity. The leather lounge seats also known as "man caves," are $1,500 for up to six people. Tailgate food such as pizza, hot dogs, and sliders included as well
Krispy Kreme Donuts, Excalibur Hotel and Casino
To polish it all off with a little dessert. Krispy Kreme Donuts inside of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino has team-inspired donuts in the shape of a football for both the Ravens and 49ers. Even if your team doesn't win the big game, at least your sweet tooth will score a touchdown.