Ah, Fourth of July… summer, parades, fireworks and food! Here in Las Vegas, we are in a real “Catch 22”; we don’t even want to think about turning on our oven during the hot summer months and with this 100+ degree heat, we’d rather stay inside than grill outdoors. The solution is to enjoy great barbeque in a nice, air conditioned restaurant, because when we think about summer and the July 4th holiday, we think about Barbeque!
Here are some of the top rated BBQ restaurants
in Las Vegas:
Famous Dave’s Twenty five years of tastin’ and cookin’ make Dave’s ‘Que the best ever. Dave’s ribs are classic, St. Louis-style spareribs, hickory smoked to perfection, and Dave’s award-winning Rich & Sassy sauce is made from a secret recipe – even his mother doesn’t know! His barbeque and restaurants have been showered in more awards than he has walls to hang ‘em on.
Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ is an exciting, upscale restaurant offering the finest Southern Barbecue in the area, serving only Certified Angus beef products and smoking them slowly on premise daily. In addition to preparing mouthwatering ribs, chicken and tri tip they offer southern favorites such as-Blackened Catfish, Jambalaya and Gumbo. All of this in a fun and friendly environment while you listen to the best live blues music in town playing in the Flying Pig lounge every Friday and Saturday.
Slow cooking is the key to Memphis Championship Barbecue’s succulent specialties. The baby back ribs, chicken and brisket are cooked up to 20 hours over apple wood imported from Tennessee, resulting in remarkably tender meat smothered in the dark, smoky sauce and spicy sprinkles of “magic dust,” for food right out of a barbecue lover’s dream. Comfort-food side dishes are superb. The restaurant has a down-home feel, with Memphis artifacts on the walls and dozens of articles and awards honoring the culinary creations of owner Mike Mills, a third-generation barbecue chef. Anyone who thinks mom and pop restaurants are on the verge of extinction would do well to visit T.C.’s Rib Crib, a charming barbecue eatery, featuring entrees made from centuries-old family recipes. The owners are Hurricane Katrina evacuees who relocated to Las Vegas after losing everything in the disaster. Fortunately, the secrets to their unique tangy barbecue sauce, Big Sams Baked Beans, Cousin Joes Greens, and other specialties such as their potato
salad and fried okra all survived the New Orleans floods. I heartily applaud TC’s motto, “The way to a person’s heart is through the Ribs”.
For a restaurant with a unique take on BBQ, try the newly opened Chronic Wings and their July special: Brisket slow cooked with special southwestern flavor and smothered in their cattleman’s best bar-b-que sauced to perfection served with black beans, coleslaw and choice of fried green beans, sweet fries or signature chronic kettle chips. Don’t miss the namesake chicken wings that are slow smoked in their Southern style indoor smoker, melt in your mouth ribs, the best chicken & waffles and fish ‘n chips in the southwest.
Happy Birthday America!
Kids Dining Out Calendar
Buffalo Wild Wings
Wednesday: Kids menu meals just $.99. Movies on the Big Screen! 11am-8pm
Cadillac Ranch (in Town Square)
Sunday: *Free bull rides for kids under 12 every day of the week
Monday: Kids eat free with adult entrée purchase
Chevys Fresh Mex
Tuesday: Kids eat free on Tuesdays
Monday: 99 cent Kids Meal
Wednesday: Kids eat FREE!
Friday & Saturday: Carry Out Special: Family Pack $12.99; 2 Large 1 topping Pizzas & Large Dessert
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Saturday & Sunday: Kids meals are free with adult purchase
Kids eat free all day on Sundays
Monday: kids eat free! 4pm-9pm (this one’s unlimited!)
Monday: Kids eat free with paid adult entrée
Tuesday: Free Kids Meal with paid Adult meal
TC’s Rib Crib
Monday: Free Kids Meal with paid Adult meal
Tom Foolery Pub & Eatery
Saturday & Sunday: Kids eat free One free kids meal with each paying adult
Zaba’s Mexican Grill
(Rampart & W. Flamingo locations)
Saturday & Sunday: Free Kids meal with paying adult.