Take on Las Vegas Like a Local

Whether you’re a rare born and raised Las Vegas native, lived here long enough to claim the title, or visit so often you think you should change your license, you know there are some perks to the tried and true ways when it comes to taking on the city like a local. Here is how to take on Las Vegas like it’s your city.

The number one thing you’ll hear from any local is, “I never go to The Strip”.  It’s funny to think since it’s the number one thing the city, quite honestly the state, is known for are those few miles on Las Vegas Boulevard.  But even just a few miles further there are some gems that natives take full advantage of. Local casinos have some amazing benefits that Strip properties simply can’t compete with, and all too often over looked perks that tourists don’t consider.

Locals have player’s cards. While having a local ID and the lay of the land is helpful, having a player’s card is the ultimate edge.  By showing your id and signing up, right out of the gate you will get perks for doing the things you would have done anyway. It doesn’t cost you a dime and you get more bang for your buck, win win.

Locals know the best happy hours around town.  If there’s anything the city isn’t lacking on, it’s locations to grab a drink at all hours. The best hour of course is happy hour. Knowing the lay of the land awards you the knowledge of all the best happy hours in town.

Locals have been spoiled compared to their neighbors in California when it comes to paying for parking, or lack thereof.  With the recent uproar of MGM properties now charging for parking, and locals determined to continue not paying a dime, they’re your best bet for the inside scoop where to park, or to admit defeat and just call a Lyft.

The whole community is a tad spoiled by having everything available to us 24/7. With that being said, much like happy hour, no matter what the hour, check with a local not only the best places to go but when to go. Late night specials, early bird specials, there’s a special for all times of the day, you just need to know when and where.

Just be sure that your pronounce Nevada correctly, or I wouldn’t take the advice they give you.

Fall, Food, Football and Entertainment

Fall means a lot of wonderful things. The changing of the seasons, pumpkin spice lattes, cooler temperatures, and the most important to fans, football is back making all right with the world once more.  But what is football without the beloved football traditions? The Steelers have their Terrible Towels; the Packers have their Cheeseheads, but something, other than the age honored tradition of tailgating, that every team can get behind, is that of game day drink specials.

We have four locations backing the home team with both food and drink specials available Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays during National Football League games.  They include Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, Shady Grove Lounge, Flare Bar and Mi Casa Grill Cantina.

Drown your sorrows of weak defensive, crappy quarterback or whatever may be the case this season, or better yet, celebrate your undoubted victory with some fabulous deals on buckets of beer, shots, Jell-O shots and 50 cent wings! You may not end up at the Super Bowl, but you’re definitely winning.

Needing a little Monday Motivation? TC Martin from NBC Sports Radio hosts the Monday Night Football Party inside Shady Grove Lounge with drawings, trivia contests with some amazing prizes!

Is your football team “none of the above”?  We have an entertainment lineup just for you! Silverton is bursting at the seams with something to amuse everyone. International sensation Billy Ocean takes the stage this Friday singing everyone’s favorites! The 11th Annual Pure Aloha Fall Festival returns with live music, food, dancing competitions and an unforgettable weekend. Jack Mack and the Heart Attack Horns return with their eight piece rock’n soul band and their unique, memorable style. How about a tribute to some of the hottest queens of music? Queens on the Run captures the best of Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige and many more. To think this is only a taste of everything going on this season! Don’t miss out on any of the entertainment and events being announced for a memorable season, even without the pigskin!

Our Favorite Seasons

As fall is quickly approaching and everyone is talking about their favorite seasonal drinks, things to do and what they plan to snuggle up in, we can’t help but think out our favorite of the seasons, Seasons Buffet! Here are a few things you may want to know that will have you claiming a new favorite season as well.

Year round specialty buffets are a staple at Seasons! Enjoy their BBQ and Brews menu, every Friday through September which includes bottomless Bud Light drafts, capturing the taste of the waning season of summer.  Saturdays are all about the Polynesian Buffet, delectable dining bringing island life to the desert with featured items such as ahi poke, sushi, suckling pig and much more. Is brunch more your speed? Saturday and Sundays you can enjoy a Bellini Brunch with the whole squad. You can take a peek at their full specialty menus here, or to simply give your taste buds a head start planning what to dive into first!

Seasons has six live action cooking stations including a carving station, pasta station, and who doesn’t love a seemingly endless selection of desserts to top it all off?  No one, absolutely no one, that’s who! But a little insider tip, the fan favorite is without a doubt the fish tacos! You simply have to try one for yourself to see why.

Do you have big hunger on a small budget? Being a Silverton Rewards Club member has its perks! Members enjoy a discount every single day at Seasons Buffet. Also, for those who are fabulous 50 and up, you can enjoy 50 percent off every Monday with Senior Mondays, along with exclusive drawings, and slot tournaments. Just by signing up at the Players Club!

So no matter your favorite season, summer or winter and everything in between, you’re covered all year long at Seasons Buffet!

Looking Back at the Chevy Camaro

The Chevy Camaro is celebrating 50 years, so we’re taking a moment to look through the review mirror at all the changes and fun facts about the American classic since the 1967 model went on sale on September 29, 1966. We encourage you to join along, share your fun facts, stories, photos of your Camaro or of the ones you pined for, so please join in on the conversation, no need to be a gear head, to celebrate 50 wonderful years of the Chevy Camaro,

  • The first Camaro shared a chassis with the classic Chevy Nova
  • In Development it was known within General Motors as “The Panther” before being branded as the iconic Camaro
  • The base 1970 Camaro cost $2,749
  • On June 28, 1966 Chevy Public Relations team held the largest teleconference to date, gathering media from 14 cities to make the announcement. Over 100 technicians from Bell were on hand to make sure that the call went through.
  • No other car than the Camaro and Corvette has paced the Indianapolis 500 since 2004. The Camaro has paced 8 times, only rivaled by the Corvette who has paced 11 times.
  • Dubai police have a z/28. Probably wouldn’t suggest trying to make a break for it
  • I was rumored that the namesake of Camaro was a terrible disease that killed horses (cough, cough, the Camaro’s well know rival, the Mustang). While it was no secret that the Mustang just so happened to be the Camaro’s direct competitor, in fact, it was a name that was created specifically to fit the “C” naming system known to Chevy.

Help us celebrate by sharing photos of your own Camaro through the years with #CamaroFifty. Don’t have a Camaro? Maybe we can help you fix that. Please join us for your chance to win a 50th Anniversary 2017 Camaro this September! Drive away a winner, and with a piece of classic car history.