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.)
Venture to South Las Vegas to partake in this year’s Restaurant Week—Becca’s and Slater’s 50/50 represent an extravaganza of comfort foods from burgers to pastas.
This week, everyday is “Tasty” thanks to Three Square’s annual Restaurant Week, which features dozens of Las Vegas restaurants where you can dine and support the fight against hunger in our community. Tasty Week features two local restaurants with must-try Restaurant Week menus that range in price from $20 to $80—now through June 18.
Now in its 14th year, the annual 12-day event, held every spring, encourages people to dine out for a good meal, a good value and a good cause. Las Vegas restaurants offer three-course prix fixe menus, donating a small portion of proceeds to Three Square Food Bank. By dining out, you are helping Three Square reach its goal of feeding hungry families and individuals in Southern Nevada.
Check out these two foodie havens–Becca’s and Slater’s 50/50.
Becca’s at Tuscan Highlands
Becca’s in the residential community of Tuscan Highlands is a bistro-lit veranda and wine garden, complete with fire tables and an imported wine cart from Italy, overlooking Grove Beach Club, which transports diners to a beautiful Tuscan scene. Inside, lounge-style seating and 17 ultra HD TVs surround the restaurant, making it a fun place to dine, view a game or enjoy an intimate evening with friends.
With Chef Louie at the helm in the kitchen, Becca’s curated menu features his spin on a selection of homemade pizzas, fresh salads, pastas, bar-style finger foods, entrees, desserts, pastries and more.
The lunch special is priced at $20 per guest and dinner is priced at $30 per guest. Both are available for dine-in, takeout and patio dining.
First Course Choices:
Chilled Romaine Hearts, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and Garlic Ciabatta
Second Course Choices:
12 inch pie with Mozzarella Cheese and House Made Sauce
Classic Spaghetti Noodles Tossed in House Made Sauce with Fresh Basil
Penne Alla Vodka
Penne Noodles Tossed in a Creamy Tomato Sauce and Pancetta
Fettuccini Noodles Tossed in a Rich Cream Sauce
Third Course Choices:
Ricotta Italian Doughnuts
3 Cannolis per order
The dinner special menu includes the same choices except for the second course which offers more options such as the pizza with up to three toppings, and pasta choices come with an addition of shrimp, chicken or meatballs.
Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas
Slater’s 50/50 makes an appearance on Netflix’s new culinary show “Fresh, Fried & Crispy,” premiering June 9. The series features the best unknown fried dishes coming from the streets, fancy restaurants and home kitchens, including Slater’s 50/50 Las Vegas‘ Whale Burger—The Whale Burger has a fried lobster tail, one pound of wagyu beef, three slices of gold dusted “billionaire’s” bacon strips, truffle cheese, arugula, bacon jam, and roasted garlic aioli, sandwiched between a gold-dusted brioche bun.
However, Slater’s is also serving prix-fixe menu options for those wishing to participate in Restaurant Week. They are offering a $20 lunch special, and two dinner specials one priced at $30 and one priced at $50 per person. All specials can be ordered for dine-in, takeout and patio dining.
The $20 Lunch
First Course Choices:
Bacon Mac and Cheese Balls
House-made bacon mac and cheese balls breaded with panko and served with Tapatio ranch for dipping. Set of five mac and cheese balls.
Southern Pimento Fries
Slater’s fries topped with cheese, bacon, scallions and Tapatio ranch.
Garlic Parmesan Fries
Slater fries mixed with roasted garlic, parmesan, herbs and paired with a side of roasted garlic aioli for dipping.
Second Course Choices:
The Original 50/50
Our signature 50/50 beef and bacon blend, pepper jack cheese, avocado, sunny-side up egg and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun.
Black Canyon Angus beef, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickles, ketchup and mustard on a brioche bun.
Kona Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Crispy sweet & spicy chicken tenders with grilled pineapple-jicama salsa in fresh lettuce cups.
The Slater’s 50/50 Hot Dog
Bacon-stuffed and bacon-wrapped 50/50 hot dog, grilled and served on a fresh poppy seed brioche bun with onions, relish and mustard with fries and Slater’s Bacon Ketchup.
The $30 Dinner
The first course choices are the same as the lunch special: Bacon Mac and Cheese Balls, Southern Pimento Fries and Garlic Parmesan Fries. Also, the second course options are the same as the dinner special: The Original 50/50, Backyard Classic, Kona Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Slater’s 50/50 Hot Dog. What makes this extra special is that it includes dessert and an adult beverage.
Any Over-the-Top Milkshake
Your choice of any of our over the top milkshakes: Strawberry Deluxe Cheesecake Milkshake, The King Shake, The Ultimate S’more Shake, Happy Happy Birthday Shake, Adult Mint Chocolate Guinness Shake, or Draft Root Beer Float.
Your choice of any of the 50 draft beers we have on tap.
The $50 Dinner:
Slater’s Vampire Dip
Roasted garlic and artichoke hearts blended with creamy melted cheese, served in a sourdough bread bowl with crispy pita and veggies for dipping.
Fresh baked Brioche Bun dusted in 24-Karat Gold with three slices of thick cut Billionaire’s Bacon dusted in 24-Karat Gold, stacked on 1/2 lb Wagyu beef, truffle cheese, arugula, jalapeno-bacon jam, and roasted garlic aioli.
For the third course, it also includes one Over-The-Top Milkshake and any beer on tap.
Grab good eats this week for a good cause! Stay tuned for more Restaurant Week specials featured on Off the Strip.
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