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13 Ways to Bid Adieu to the Twinkie in Las Vegas

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgHostess Brands announced today that it was shutting down operations after a Bakers Union strike all but crippled the maker of Twinkies. No more "Sugar, enriched flour, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, polysorbate 60 and yellow dye No.5. Everything a growing boy needs," as Sgt. Al Powell says in Die Hard.

In Vegas, the Twinkie makes an excellent dessert, whether fried or added to a milkshake. Some places have even created their own version of the Twinkie, while others add it to a cocktail. Whatever the method, Hostess says the final Twinkies will be shipped out soon, and despite what seems to be a never-ending stale date, there will be no more unless some heroic company comes forward to purchase the 85-year-old bakery. In the meantime, here are 13 ways to say goodbye to the Twinkie before Twinkie the Kid rides off into the sunset.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Big Hurt's Snack Shack

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3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The fried Twinkies here are battered and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

2. Wildburger

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2800 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
Wildburger features deep-fried Twinkies on the dessert menu. Fear not, the Ding Dongs are homemade.

3. Mermaid's Casino

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32 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89136
702-382-5777
Mermaid’s is like the king of deep-fried Twinkies, using a separate fryer for the delicacies to keep the flavor intact. Bonus: they’re only 99 cents.

4. BLT Burger

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3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Sup on the Twinkie Boy Shake, made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and half a Twinkie on top.

5. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

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3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89115
The Southern-fried Twinkies here feature sweet cream and strawberry sauce.

6. Montesano's Eateria Pizzeria Italian Deli

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9905 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Fortunately, the Italian Twinkie at Montesano’s is homemade with sweet crème cake with a sweet mascarpone crème filling.

7. The Bagel Cafe

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301 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
Fans of Twinkies can head to the Bagel Cafe for homemade versions of the Hostess treat.

8. Rock & Rita's

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2880 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Head over to the party bus at Rock & Rita’s for deep-fried Twinkies dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade strawberry sauce.

9. Sugar Factory American Brasserie

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3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Twinkie goblet is made with vanilla syrup, fresh orange juice, Licor 43, orange vodka, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream dollop and, of course, a whole Twinkie on top.

10. Born and Raised

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7260 S. Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
The fried Twinkie here comes with a side of ice cream and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

11. Burger Bar

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3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Twinkies are just one of the toppings you can order in your milkshake here.

12. I Love Burgers

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-242-2747
This burger joint has a dessert with fried Oreos and Twinkies, the ultimate combination.

13. 24 Seven Cafe

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4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-953-7682
Fried Twinkies are never too far away when they’re available 24/7 at this cafe at the Palms.

1. Big Hurt's Snack Shack

3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
The fried Twinkies here are battered and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Wildburger

2800 S. Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89108
Wildburger features deep-fried Twinkies on the dessert menu. Fear not, the Ding Dongs are homemade.
2800 S. Rancho Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89108

3. Mermaid's Casino

32 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, NV 89136
Mermaid’s is like the king of deep-fried Twinkies, using a separate fryer for the delicacies to keep the flavor intact. Bonus: they’re only 99 cents.
32 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89136

4. BLT Burger

3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Sup on the Twinkie Boy Shake, made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and half a Twinkie on top.
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89115
The Southern-fried Twinkies here feature sweet cream and strawberry sauce.
3475 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89115

6. Montesano's Eateria Pizzeria Italian Deli

9905 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV
Fortunately, the Italian Twinkie at Montesano’s is homemade with sweet crème cake with a sweet mascarpone crème filling.
9905 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV

7. The Bagel Cafe

301 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV
Fans of Twinkies can head to the Bagel Cafe for homemade versions of the Hostess treat.
301 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV

8. Rock & Rita's

2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Head over to the party bus at Rock & Rita’s for deep-fried Twinkies dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade strawberry sauce.
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Sugar Factory American Brasserie

3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Twinkie goblet is made with vanilla syrup, fresh orange juice, Licor 43, orange vodka, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream dollop and, of course, a whole Twinkie on top.
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Born and Raised

7260 S. Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, NV 89113
The fried Twinkie here comes with a side of ice cream and a drizzle of raspberry sauce.
7260 S. Cimarron Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113

11. Burger Bar

3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Twinkies are just one of the toppings you can order in your milkshake here.
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

12. I Love Burgers

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
This burger joint has a dessert with fried Oreos and Twinkies, the ultimate combination.
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. 24 Seven Cafe

4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
Fried Twinkies are never too far away when they’re available 24/7 at this cafe at the Palms.
4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

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