Don’t let a mid-week Independence Day get in the way of good eats. If a barbecue or picnic aren’t in your future, head out to one of these restaurants for food and drink specials.
1. KGB: Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers
Where: Harrah’s Las Vegas
What: Executive chef Kerry Simon is dishing out an all-American barbecue rib burger for $14 for the whole month. The barbecue beef burger is made with rib meat and served with coleslaw, fried onions and American cheese on an onion roll. Pair it with the apple pie milkshake for $6 or $18 for the combination.
2. Serendipity 3
Where: Caesars Palace
What: Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks all your own with the All American Pop Rock Sundae. Red strawberry, white vanilla and blue bubblegum ice cream come together with strawberry sauce and whipped cream topped with Pop Rock candy. Stick around after 9 p.m. for the fireworks at Caesars Palace.
3. PBR Rock & Bar
Where: Miracle Mile Shops
What: Gulp down $5 Washington apple shots and take a ride on the mechanical bull for $1.
4. Rice & Company
What: End Independence Day with a bang with the Firework Roll, made with spicy tuna, avocado, yellowtail and caviar, wrapped in seaweed and topped with spicy mayo and hot chili sauce for $16. Pair with the Bombshell cocktail made with Absolut Vodka, Triple sec, Chambord and Frothee with a ring of Pop Rocks for $7.
5. Ranch House Kitchen
Where: Town Square
What: Snag 20 percent off barbecue items all day. Those age 21-plus can sup $3 cocktails, $3 domestic draft beers and $10 bottomless domestic draft beers all day.
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer
What: Pick up an Independence Day barbecue platter for $17.76 on the Fourth of July. It comes with three slices of beef brisket, two spare ribs and a sausage link. Wash it down with the Free Bird cocktail made with Red Stag, Citronage, blackberries and lime sour for $10.
7. American Burger Works
What: For the month of July pick up a cheeseburger, milkshake and “freedom” fries for $13.99.
8. Tacos & Tequila (T&T)
What: Sip all day on the 100-ounce Flagpole Daiquiri layered with red strawberry daiquiri, white piña colada and blue coconut banana for $35 with refills available for $25.
What: Get the festivities going early with a midday party from 2 to 6 p.m. Pick up $5 vodka mixed drinks, Sweet Strawberry Rum Punch and 16-ounce Coors Light bottles as well as $18 buckets of domestic beer and $8 house cigars. Starting at 3 p.m., guests can order hookahs in patriotic flavors such as cherry, vanilla and blue mist.
10. Minus5 Ice Bar
Where: Mandalay Bay and Monte Carlo
What: Stay cool with $5 off any entry package if you wear a Minus5 T-shirt.
Call: 702-740-5800 at Mandalay Bay and 702-643-7800 at Monte Carlo
What: The Fourth of July comes to the Palazzo a few days late when the luxe pool throws a barbecue from noon to 5 p.m. July 7-8. Dig in to seasonal fruit salad, macaroni salad, balsamic and honey-glazed St. Louis ribs, classic beef sliders, seared chicken skewers, sliced watermelon platter and more. Reserve a cabana or daybed and land a free bucket of Budweiser.
12. The Buffet at Wynn
Where: Wynn Las Vegas
What: The buffet serves up American faves such as roasted prime rib, Achiote spice beef brisket, Alaskan Opilio crab legs, chipotle barbecue St. Louis ribs, cornflake-crusted fried chicken and more. For dessert, nosh on candy apples, warm apple cobbler and more. The buffet is prices at $45.95 from 1 to 10:30 p.m.
KGB: Kerry's Gourmet Burgers [Photo: Harrah's Las Vegas]