Where to eat and drink around Las Vegas this week
By Melinda Sheckells
(Editor’s Note: Tasty Tuesday airs on KTNV Channel 13 on Tuesdays at 11:20 a.m.)
This week, Tasty Tuesday shows PRIDE with a colorful shake from Shake Shack and Drag Brunch at the Garden; plus, grab a slab at Wynn on 4th of July.
Pride Shake at Shake Shack
Sip on a sweet treat for a good cause
As part of its ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ in the workplace and communities, “Final days of the Pride Shake” will be available all month at all local Shake Shack—with a portion of proceeds benefitting The Trevor Project “Here” campaign—the world’s largest suicide prevention and intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
The Pride Shake is made with strawberry and blackberry frozen custard and topped with a mango and passion fruit blend, whipped cream and rainbow glitter. All month long, Shake Shack is serving the shake in a dedicated Pride cup, featuring an upgraded burger icon incorporating all colors of the Pride flag.
Additionally, in a continuation of Pride celebration, mark your calendars for Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd when you can visit The Shake Shacks at The District, Downtown Summerlin and North Premium Outlets and mention “Donation Day” so 25% of your purchase will benefit The Center right here in Las Vegas! Use the code “DONATE25” when checking out. Shake Shack will then donate 25 percent of the total purchase to The Center, the nonprofit organization which supports a haven for all, celebrates diversity, and provides resources and programs for the LGBTQ community of southern Nevada.
Bottomless Drag Brunch
Did you say bottomless mimosas? I’m in!
Bottomless Drag Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday at noon in the heart of the Downtown Arts District at The Garden Las Vegas. Featuring Las Vegas’s top drag performers in a show packed with fabulous lip-syncs and high-energy dance routines – this is one brunch you have to experience first hand.
Tickets include bottomless mimosas alongside your choice of delicious brunch entree, like the “Hangover Burger,” which includes an over-easy egg, crispy bacon, bibb lettuce, pickled shallots, and aioli on an Angus Beef patty between a brioche bun. The Garden Las Vegas offers a full bar with signature craft cocktails and an array of wines for you to choose from while you enjoy your brunch.
Legendary drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race such as Alexis Mateo, CoCo Montrese, Elliott with 2 T’s, and Kylie Sonique Love join in on the fun. Tickets start at $65 per person, get your tickets now at thegardenlasvegas.com.
Wynn’s Independence Day Red, White & Barbecue
Learn how to Barbecue like a Pitmaster
Guest Pitmaster Burt Bakman of SLAB BBQ in Los Angeles Brings His Signature Brisket, Ribs, and Smoky Flair to Wynn Las Vegas.
Red, White & Barbecue a star-spangled culinary event hosted at the resort’s new outdoor event pavilion and lawn. Burt Bakman, the legendary pitmaster of SLAB BBQ in Los Angeles, will join Wynn’s executive chef of catering and special events, Kelly Bianchi, to create the resort’s first-ever patriotic, culinary extravaganza.
The culinary event will feature several SLAB favorites including Frito pies crafted from chili con carne or vegetable chili with cheddar and pepper jack cheese as well as succulent specialties like brisket by the slice, smoked chicken wings and baby back ribs from Bakman’s “smoker station” accompanied by a section of SLAB signature sauces.
At the elote station, guests can enjoy their sweet corn on a stick topped with classicfixings like chili lime crema and cotija, “all American”style with whipped butter, chopped smoked bacon and local honey drizzle, or the inventive Taki style with chipotle mayo and crushed takis. Since no backyard feast would be complete without hand-held desserts, guests can also satisfy their sweet tooth with treats like apple pie on a stick or root beer float push pops.
The event will take place at Wynn on Sunday, July 4 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are available for $69 for children under 12 and $99 per adult, plus taxes and fees, and include two backyard cocktail coupons, unlimited barbecue specialties, carnival-style games, a troupe of roving ‘patriotic’ entertainers and a live DJ. Additionally, special early access tickets are available for $125 per person, plus taxes and fees, with entry to the event available at 6:30 p.m.
As part of Wynn Las Vegas’ Master Class series, Bakman invites guests to learn the secrets of crafting a delectable barbecue feast at an exclusive demonstration and curated lunch experience on Friday, July 2at 12 p.m. In addition to offering pro tips and techniques for creating his mouth watering barbecued brisket at home, Bakman will share recipes for his most popular side dishes and more.