Have you ever eaten at an ambitious coffee shop? The new Farm 24-7 at Aliante Casino is exactly that, not only serving diner-ish comfort food classics around the clock but also sourcing much of its produce from nearby Cowboy Trails Farms and Gilcrease Orchards. Did you know we can grow asparagus and yellow squash in the desert? We can, we do and those colorful veggies add bright flavor and freshness to the Farm skillet ($7), a breakfast favorite with eggs and rustic country potatoes.
The casino’s executive chef, George Jacquez, is working closely with the local farmers, designating acres of land to produce food specifically for this restaurant and ensuring the coming seasons will see even more Vegas-grown goodies on this menu. But don’t wait to get a taste of Farm. The cuisine is solid for all three meals, including croissant French toast ($6) with vanilla custard; a supremely flaky, nostalgia-inducing chicken pot pie ($9); and killer meatloaf served in tower form ($10) with fried onions and mashed potatoes or in a savory patty on Texas toast ($9).
If the vast northern Valley is near your neighborhood, this is your new after-hours dining spot, too. The moonlight menu offers pulled pork sliders on country biscuits ($6), shockingly good buttermilk chicken tenders ($6), solid burgers and even loco moco ($8). Can you say neighborhood gem?
Farm 24-7 Aliante Casino, 692-7777. 24/7.