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Where To Warm Up with Winter Favorite Pot Roast in Las Vegas

A sumptuous dish just like Mom makes

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Pot roast at Triple George Grill
Pot roast at Triple George Grill
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For New Englanders, pot roast conjures memories of traipsing home through snow to find a kitchen warm with the scent of slow-cooked beef and vegetables. Las Vegas may not have the blizzards of the northeast, but the surprisingly chilly desert temperatures can still inspire a longing for the classic winter dish.

Pot roast — occasionally referred to as Yankee pot roast — is a dish borne out of frugality. New Englanders would use tougher, and therefore cheaper, cuts of beef and whatever vegetables were on hand (usually potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions) to make the simple, slow-roasted dish, which is named for the fact that it is literally meat roasted in a covered pot.

Here in Vegas, the comfort food staple makes an appearance at the following restaurants:

Pot roast at Freedom Beat
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Pot roast 24 hours a day

Pot roast at 3 a.m.? Sure, why not. In classic Vegas fashion, diners need only make their way through the Downtown Grand to find pot roast served at any hour of the day at Freedom Beat. Chef Scott Commings of Hell’s Kitchen fame offers pot roast just like mom used to make it: slow-cooked with root vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.

Freedom Beat, Downtown Grand, 206 N. Third St.; 702-719-5315

Pot roast at Triple George Grill
Pot roast at Triple George Grill
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An upscale option

Thanks to the lower price point of the ingredients and the association with comfort food, pot roast is most commonly found at diners. Those looking for a fancier establishment that serves the dish will find just that at Triple George Grill. The restaurant, which exudes old-school charm, serves pot roast made with braised short rib and topped with plenty of gravy.

Triple George Grill, Downtown Grand, 201 N. Third St.; 702-384-2761

Pot roast at Metro Diner
Pot roast at Metro Diner
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Pot roast at a much-loved diner

Metro Diner’s two Las Vegas locations serve pot roast that’s prepared simply, lovingly and with no unexpected flourishes. Here, the dish is slow-roasted and served with a generous portion of red skin mashed potatoes, plus vegetables and a side of bread.

Metro Diner, 7305 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 100, 725-333-8974; 249 N. Stephanie St., Henderson, 702-728-5721

Pot roast at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Pot roast at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
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A dog-friendly destination

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar may be known as that place where diners can have brunch with their dogs, but the canine-friendly chain offers an expansive selection of meals for humans too. The massive menu, which features everything from burgers to stir-fry, includes a signature pot roast that pairs beef and mashed potatoes with the seldom-seen addition of wilted spinach. When ordered on a winter evening at the restaurant’s heated outdoor patio, it’s perfection.

Lazy Dog, Downtown Summerlin, 1725 Festival Plaza Drive, 702-727-4784; Town Square, 6509 Las Vegas Blvd. S., 702-941-1920

Pot roast at Norm’s Diner
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As inexpensive as it gets

The locally loved Norm’s Diner offers a classic diner experience with vintage-seeming price points. The pot roast here is just $8.99 and is served with thick gravy, mashed potatoes plus roasted carrots, celery, and onions.

Norm’s Diner, 3945 S. Durango Drive; 702-431-3447

All Something for the Weekend Coverage [ELV]

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

5224 Peachtree Parkway, , GA 30092 (470) 735-4501 Visit Website

Triple George Grill

201 North 3rd Street, , NV 89101 (702) 384-2761 Visit Website

Freedom Beat

206 North 3rd Street, , NV 89101 (702) 719-5315 Visit Website

Town Square

6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 269-5000 Visit Website

Norm's Diner

3945 S Durango Dr #A1, Las Vegas, NV 89147 (702) 431-3447 Visit Website

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Town Square

6509 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 941-1920 Visit Website

Metro Diner

9595 W. Tropicana Ave. , Las Vegas, NV 89147 Visit Website

Downtown Summerlin

1980 Festival Plaza Drive, , NV 89135 (702) 832-1000 Visit Website