Events guide: Father’s Day 2011

This Father’s Day, don’t get your dad another tie. You can do better than that.

This Father’s Day (June 19), check the many manly brunch options, spa “man”-icures and freebies for dads. Why buy him another tie when you could take him to a beer festival or a fun attraction on the Strip? With all the options Las Vegas has to offer, there is no excuse for a boring Father’s Day celebration.

Special meal options:

Chicken and waffles at Simon's Sunday brunch, and that's just for starters.

Simon Restaurant & Lounge at Palms Place Hotel and Spa celebrates fatherhood with a special brunch menu for dads and families served from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., priced at $49 for adults and $29 for children. Menu highlights include bacon wrapped pork loin, prime rib, scalloped potatoes, strawberry tuxedo muffins, Guinness stout gingerbread muffins and bacon waffles with bourbon maple syrup. Call 702-944-3292 for reservations.

Society Cafe at Encore offers up a special family style shared brunch menu featuring sticky buns, seasonal fruit, shrimp cocktail, Philly cheesesteak potstickers, Society eggs Benedict, steak frites, Jidori chicken breast and an assortment of eclairs, warm doughnut bites and chocolate-dipped frozen bananas for dessert. The cost is $36 per person and reservations can be made by calling 702-770-7171.

For the month of June, Pampas Brazilian Grille inside Miracle Mile Shops is offering dads a chance to eat for free. To receive the complimentary gift certificate, fans of the restaurant can submit their dad’s first and last name to [email protected] The offer is valid for dinner only and with a purchase of an additional dinner and two drinks.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar celebrates with special early hours and a brunch prix fixe menu served from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Brunch is priced at $32.95 per person and $15.95 for children and includes a complimentary $25 dining card for dads to use at a later date. Menu highlights include mushroom, cheddar and filet mignon fritatta, berry stuffed French toast, smoked salmon, filet Benedict, New York cheesecake and walnut turtle pie. Dads can also enjoy a specialty cocktail for the occasion, the Fleming’s Button-Down, which consists of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, maple syrup and a dash of bitters. Call 702-838-4774 for reservations.

Joe’s Stone Crab offers up not one, but two, decadent three-course menus. With lunch ($29.95) and dinner ($36.95) options, you’ll get the choice of Joe’s famous stone crabs or savory filet mignon. Both meal options also include soup, signature sides and a slice of Joe’s homemade pie. Guests who order the three-course menu can include a zesty Bloody Mary for just $1. Call 702-792-9222 for reservations.

Treat Dad to a French brunch this Father’s Day at Mon Ami Gabi where he can enjoy offerings like corned beef hash and poached eggs or eggs Benedict. Brunch will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The regular lunch menu will also be available. Call 702-944-4224 for reservatins.

A sampling of the margaritas at El Segundo Sol.

If your dad likes Mexican, try El Segundo Sol on the Strip where guests can enjoy queso fundido, beef short rib tacos plus a tasty array of margaritas. Call 702-258-1211 for reservations.

At American Fish by Michael Mina at Aria, enjoy Dad’s Surf & Turf–a wood-grilled 18 oz. bone-in rib eye and Maine lobster tail with bacon wrapped potatoes, creamed corn and red wine reduction for $79.

Le Cirque at Bellagio is serving up a tasting menu packed with delicacies such as Maine lobster, foie gras and sea urchin risotto. The meal is priced at $125 per person. Add $65 for a sommelier wine pairing or $95 for a premium wine paring. The special menu is available until 10 p.m. Call 702-693-8100 for reservations.

Pyramid Café at Luxor is featuring two filet breakfast dishes during Father’s Day weekend. Filet Benedict is a spin on the traditional dish with poached eggs and thinly sliced filet on an English muffin topped with Hollandaise and steak sauce for $11.99. Filet Oscar adds shellfish with grilled filet over asparagus topped with a crab cake served with béarnaise sauce and steak fries for $17.99.

Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay is offering a tasting menu all weekend, featuring four courses of French cuisine including Baja ahi tuna trio, Sonoma rabbit, surf and turf with beef tenderloin and Maine lobster. Enjoy desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Megan Romano including honeycomb crème caramel with summer berry tart and pistachio ice cream. The special menu runs from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m. Call 702-632-7401 for reservations.

Rick Moonen during the first season of <em>Top Chef Masters</em>. The RM Seafood chef will return for season two.

Rick Moonen during the first season of Top Chef Masters. The RM Seafood chef will return for season two.

Also at Mandalay Bay, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood features Surf N Turf 2000, a concoction of 28 oz. 65 day prime dry aged tomahawk rib eye, Kimchi buerre fondue, poached blue oasis shrimp, served with a watercress salad with caramelized lemon for $95. Call 702-632-9300 for reservations.

The Coasta Cantina at Orleans offers up a Father’s Day special for $17.99 including salad, fajitas, marinated skirt steak and tres leches cake.

SC Prime Steakhouse at Suncoast offers a dining special for $42 featuring artichoke soup, filet mignon with bacon wrapped crab stuffed shrimp and strawberry short cake.

Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria is providing a special menu just for dads, featuring chilled watermelon gazpacho, crispy bacon spring rolls, grilled beef tenderloin, macaroni and cheese and bananas Foster. Call 877-230-2742 for reservations.

Strip House is celebrating Father’s Day with a special prime T-bone steak and tequila pairing menu addition. Milagro Tequila pairings will also be available for all of the steak house’s other prime cuts of beef as well.

Texas de Brazil will open at 11:00 a.m. with their full dinner menu and will showcase a display of unique and custom motorcycles and exotic cars for dads to view along with their meals. Call 702- 614-0080 for reservations.

Cabo Wabo Cantina offers up a free Waborita margarita to all dads who dine at the restaurant. Enjoy a Mexican brunch on the patio featuring breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros. Stick around or bring dad back later for the battle of the bands hosted by radio station X 107.5.

Tacos alambre from Tacos & Tequila.

Dad can enjoy a spicy Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tacos and Tequila, featuring two-for-one margaritas and Bloody Marias and beer buckets with six 7-oz. Sol bottles for $18. Specialties include albondigas soup with homemade Mexican meatballs and huevos rancheros. T&T’s house mariachi band, the Kings of Cuervo, will perform during brunch.

Comme Ça at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will feature a special Father’s Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The prix fixe menu will be priced at $56 per person and offers guests a three-course meal including selections like a Dungeness crab cake, whole roasted turbot and homemade ice cream sandwiches. Call 702-698-7910 for reservations.

Executive Chef Matt Pierkarski from Eva Longoria’s Beso Steakhouse will offer a variety of special dishes like prime rib popovers with horseradish cream and funnel cake sundaes in addition to the restaurant’s regular dinner menu.

Special events and other gift ideas:

CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand invites families to bring dads in to play the interactive role of crime scene investigator for free. Complimentary tickets are available at the MGM Grand box office next to CSI: The Experience with the purchase of a full-price admission ticket when guests mention “Father’s Day Special.”

<em>The Lion King</em> at Mandalay Bay.

The Lion King at Mandalay Bay.

Catch Simba and Scar for a great price before they leave Las Vegas for good. Disney’s The Lion King at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is extending its first ever locals ticket offer for children now through the end of June, offering each adult purchasing one full-price ticket the opportunity to purchase two child tickets for only $15 per ticket for any weekend matinee performance through June 26. Call 702-632-7580 to reserve tickets.

The Great Vegas Beer Festival, a beer festival put on by local duo Motley Brews, is coming to Tivoli Village on June 18th. It will feature 25 top breweries and nearly 100 beers. Local food trucks like Island Breeze and Hot Diggity Dog will be on hand to serve food while band Kava Kreation performs island-inspired music. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. Presale tickets are $27, available online and tickets are $37 at the gate.

Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat invites dads to enjoy a complimentary entry with the purchase of a child’s admission.

Dads can enjoy a 50% discount at Cravings Buffet at the Mirage on parties of two or more.

Ravella at Lake Las Vegas has several events over the course of the weekend. On Friday June 17, enjoy a poolside movie at 8 p.m. featuring Father of the Bride. On Saturday June 18, enjoy giveaways by the pool. Spa treatments and overnight stays at the resort will be given away throughout the day. On Sunday June 19, enjoy music from a DJ by the pool plus golf package giveaways. If you want to send dad to Ravella for the weekend, consider the Golf Escape Package for $199 per night which includes an unlimited day of golf and transportation to and from the course. The Spa at Ravella will offer a Father’s Day package as well. For $189, dads can enjoy a 50 minute muscle relief massage, gentleman’s 50 minute pedicure with espresso foot scrub and a hair cut. Reservations can be made by calling 702-567-4600.

Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace offers The Emperor Treatment, a body scrub, massage and facial designed to treat dad like a king. The 75-minute treatment includes an invigorating scrub using espresso and lemon oil followed by a shea butter and jasmine massage and body wrap. Next comes a full facial cleansing, exfoliation, massage and mask application. The treatment concludes with a scalp massage and hydrating moisturizer application. The Emperor Treatment is priced at $210. Call 702-731-7822 to book an appointment.

All visitors to Rockhouse can enjoy a free shot on Father’s Day as well as $5 cocktails and two-for-one beers. Dads can rock out with the signature 80-oz. guitar drink for $35.

The Las Vegas Locomotives are celebrating Father’s Day by rewarding one lucky dad with an all-access VIP experience to the team’s opening home game on Saturday, August 27. Interested dads should upload their favorite family photo to the Locos Facebook Page page before Father’s Day. The winning dad will also receive a football signed by Coach Fassel and the 2011 Las Vegas Locomotives. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Father’s Day.

BODIES… The Exhibition is offering buy-one-get-one-free admission on Father’s Day. The Exhibition is also having a lecture on men’s health as part of their wellness series for Men’s Health Week from June 13-19. Call 800-557-7428 or 702-262-4400 for ticket reservations.

Hash House A Go Go is holding a Father’s Day photo contest for the second year in a row. Customers under the age of 10 can submit a favorite photo they have of themselves with their dad to be judged by Rick Harrison and Richard “The Old Man” Harrison from The History Channel’s Pawn Stars as well as Kevin Bolinger, reporter and anchor for Fox 5. The contest deadline is June 14. After being notified the week prior to Father’s Day, the winner will receive brunch on Father’s Day valued at $100 as well as dinner once a month for the following year. Please send submissions with submitter’s name, age, email address, photo and phone number to: Krista Gilbertson, PR Plus, 5576 S. Fort Apache Rd, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148. In addition to the items on the regular menu, Father’s Day meal specials will be served on Sunday, June 19. The specials will include Papi Chulo Hash and Felix's Front of the TV Meal which includes prime rib, mashed potatoes and corn.

Spa & Salon Vdara celebrates Father’s Day by treating dads to something different with spa specials crafted just for men. Treatments include a deep tissue massage or the fitness cleanse for men. In the salon, dads can get the men’s cut and style or a MAN-icure. Call 702-590-2474 to book.


Rhumbar, The Mirage’s cocktail and cigar lounge, salutes dads with two of their favorite things, cocktails and cigars, for only $20. The house selection, blended by famed cigar maker, Litto Gmoez of La Flor Dominicana, features a smooth, creamy taste with hints of leather and spice. Dads can enjoy this with a refreshing cocktail such as the Latin Manhattan or the minty mojito.

Grab some treats for dad at the various Sugar Factory locations. Father’s Day specials include The Candy-Man Can, priced at $35.99, filled with Sugar Factory’s signature espresso, toffee crunch and peanut butter-caramel chocolate bars, chocolate malt balls and a Sugar Factory double shot glass. The Father’s Day Gourmet Basket, priced at $64.99, includes white chocolate-dipped Oreos, chocolate cigars, peanut butter M&Ms, assorted gourmet chocolate bars, vanilla clodhoppers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a signature Sugar Factory mascot rubber ducky. The Father’s Day VIP Basket, priced at $127.99, includes a Sugar Factory giant tub stuffed with treats such as a Sugar Factory tropical swirl lollipop, logo t-shirt, chocolate cigars, white chocolate-dipped Oreos, novelty mint tins, assorted chocolate bars, mini chocolate pretzels, chocolate clodhoppers, gummy sour belts, gummy green apple rings and a signature Sugar Factory Couture Pop.

Madame Tussauds offers up free tickets for dads on Father’s Day. Dads can rub elbows with famous dads like Will Smith, President Obama and Elvis Presley, in wax form, of course. Mention “Dads Go Free” at the Madame Tussauds Box Office when purchasing a regular priced ticket to take advantage of this offer.

Oleksandra Spa & Salon offers up Father’s Day specials that include banya, a facial, manicure-pedicure and airbrush tan. Treasure Island is now extending discounts of up to 30 percent for Players Club members and locals for spa and salon services. Call 702-894-7474 to make an appointment.

PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers up free bull rides for all fathers and grandfathers on Sunday. Children can also eat for free with the purchase of an adult entrée.


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