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Events guide: Father’s Day 2012

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Let’s face it; he probably has enough ties. What dad really wants is a nice meal with the family or a fun outing. Several local restaurants and attractions are offering Father’s Day specials so read on to plan the perfect day for dad.

Father’s Day dining options:

PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood invites dads to enjoy free bull rides. Bring the family as children can eat for free, with the purchase of an adult entrée. Call 750-1685 for reservations.

LBS Burger Joint at Red Rock Resort offers “Pints for Pops” on Father’s Day, featuring $3 domestic drafts all day for fathers. Call 835-9393 for reservations.

Tacos & Tequila at Luxor celebrates dads with a special Father’s Day brunch menu featuring a three-course meal for $25. The menu includes items like albondigas soup, chopped salad, chorizo-potato rellenos, carne asada steak and a chocolate quesadilla for dessert. Mariachis will provide the perfect backdrop for the meal. Call 262-5225 for reservations.

Give dad what he really wants this Father’s Day: a cocktail and a cigar. Dads can enjoy a house cigar and a cocktail for $20 while watching Sunday afternoon baseball on the patio at Rhumbar at Mirage. Call 792-7615 for reservations.

Short Ribs at Public House.

Public House honors dads with a special prix fixe menu with a beer paring for $48. The three-course meal begins with a Scotch egg paired with a Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and the main course is short ribs with sweet potato puree and IPA battered onion rings paired with Deschutes Black Butte Porter. For the final course, enjoy the chocolate stout layer cake made with malted milk ice cream and caramelized bacon rice crispies paired with Big Dog’s Tyrone! My Man! Black IPA. Dads will also get half off all draft beers all day long in honor of their special day. Call 659-9643 for reservations.

Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at Excalibur Hotel & Casino offers a Father’s Day brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday Family Barbecue from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Brunch choices include a choice of egg-style combos like the scramble of the day, steak and eggs, chicken fried steak or a build your own omelet all served with a side of breakfast potatoes and toast. Other breakfast classics include French toast, waffles or biscuits and gravy with sides of bacon, sausage or toast. The Sunday Family Barbecue includes smoked barbecue meat selections such as barbecue beef, pork and sausage and savory side dishes including mac & cheese, mom’s baked beans and cornbread. Families can enjoy a complimentary side dish for every member of the family when they order an entrée or an extra side with any “Pitmaster” combo meal. Call 597-7777 for reservations.

Executive Chef K.C. Fazel of Tender Steak & Seafood has created three-course prix fixe menu to celebrate Father’s Day, priced at $55 per person. Menu items include Caesar salad, American Kobe chili, Maine lobster bisque, range-fed New Zealand ribeye, Skuna Bay Salmon and barbecue braised Wagyu Kobe boneless short ribs. Dessert selections include the chocolate decadent cake layered with chocolate fudge ganache and vanilla bean gelato or Tahitian vanilla crème brulee served with a shortbread cookie and huckleberry compote. Call 262-4852 for reservations.

At Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square, fathers can indulge in a complimentary domestic draft of their choice during brunch served from 8 a.m. until noon. A professional photographer will be available for photos of dads with their children throughout brunch, along with a balloon artist and face painting for children. Call 749-6400 for reservations.

Comme Ça at the Cosmopolitan created a prix-fixe menu, featuring dishes like roasted bone marrow and oxtail jam, oysters Rockefeller, wood fire grilled steamship of prime beef, hand cut pasta with slow cooked meat ragout and mimolette cheese, roasted cauliflower and boudin noir gratin and Comme Ça’s opera cake. Father’s Day prix-fixe prices begin at $65 per person or $85 with a beer pairing. Call 698-7910 for reservations.

Big Daddy Roll at Rice & Co.

Executive Sushi Chef Danny Chen of Rice & Company offers the spicy “Big Daddy” sushi roll made with shrimp tempura, shiso and kaiware, wrapped with wagyu beef, avocado, jalapeño and tobiko, priced at $18. Guests can pair the meal with “Man’s Mountain” classic sake, priced at $8 a glass. Call 262-4852 for reservations.

Max Brenner at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offers up special Father’s Day favorites like the “My Man” medley for $6.50, the Father’s Day Tie Pralines for $13.90 and various hot chocolate and fondue gift sets. Call 462-8790 for reservations.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Via Brasil Steakhouse where guests can enjoy a three-course rodizio style brunch from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for $34.99. The regular dinner service is available for $44.99 and is served from 2-9 p.m. Children five and under eat for free and those 6-12 eat for $14.99. As a special gift, all dads can enjoy a $20 dining card good for a future visit. Call 804-1400 for reservations.

Trevi serves up a rustic Italian prix fixe menu and a specialty cocktail this Father’s Day. The special meal, priced at $45.95 per person, includes items like a 14-ounce ribeye steak served with a side of linguine marinara and topped with a pizzaiola sauce made with burgundy wine, marinara sauce, peppers and onions and tiramisu for dessert. Dads can also enjoy the Knob Creek Manhattan, priced at $12. Call 735-4663 for reservations.

It's a meat parade at Fogo de Chao.

Celebrate this Father’s Day at Fogo de Chão where the prix fixe menu includes 16 cuts of meat, a 30-item salad bar, southern Brazilian traditional sides and desserts. All dads will receive a complimentary lunch or dinner card for their next visit. Call 431-4500 for reservations.

Hash House A Go Go has created a selection of manly menu items made especially for dad, offered at all four valley locations. Specials include a peanut butter and banana pancake with whipped cream, the Papi Chulo Hash (crispy potatoes, boneless ribeye in chipotle adobo, fresh corn, tomato, green beans, jalapenos, cilantro and queso fresco crowned with two eggs and served with a fresh tortilla), Felix’s Spicy Hot BBBLT with spicy jalapeno bacon on fresh milk bread with chili mayo, the crispy pork tenderloin quesadilla or Alfonso’s Lunchbox: a 14-ounce roasted certified Angus beef prime rib with au jus, served with griddled horseradish mash and fresh grilled corn. Beer specials include a 24 oz. Bud in a Bag for $5, Hamms, Schlitz or Pabst cans for $1.50 or a 750ml Ommegang Hennepin for $13.95.

Simon at Palms Place offers Father’s Day specialties in addition to its usual Sunday brunch. Specialty items include Cajun spice crusted NY Strip, mashed red bliss potatoes, pretzel bread dressing, loaded mac & cheese and pineapple upside down cake. Brunch is priced at $49 per adult and $29 per child 12 and under. Call 944-3292 for reservations.

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay serves up Father’s Day specialties like include guajillo pork tamale, tequila shrimp gazpacho shooters, crispy fried chicken, chipotle and espresso crusted ribeye, pan seared filet with lobster tamale and chocolate mousse buñuelos for dessert. Call 632-7403 for reservations.

El Segundo Sol offers Father’s Day specialties like the taco and fajita platters, market fresh ceviche, enchiladas or their famous tableside guacamole. With their wide selection of margaritas, dad is sure to find his favorite flavor. Call 258-1211 for reservations.

Mon Ami Gabi celebrates Dad with a special brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Menu items include confit of duck and fingerling potatoes, ham and cheese crepes, steak frites and chocolate mousse or crème brulee for dessert. Call 944-4224 for reservations.

Top of the World at The Stratosphere offers up two Father’s Day specials, priced a la carte. Choose from a 16 oz. bone-in filet with roasted bone marrow, foie gras and black truffle butter demi-glace or the domestic rack of lamb and Canadian lobster tail. For reservations, call 380-7777.

Father’s Day activities:

Shine Alternative Fitness offers a unique gift and for dads of all fitness levels with its X-treme Father’s Day package, featuring five X-treme Boxing classes priced at $50, available for purchase until Sunday, June 17. Call 420-2358 for reservations.

Dream Racing, the luxury racing experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, celebrates Father’s Day by offering a complimentary lap around the track and merit certificate with a personalized message when purchasing any package. Make dad’s dreams come through by getting him a chance to ride in or get behind the wheel of a non-street legal Ferrari 430 GT. To book an experience call 599-5199 and mention Father’s Day to receive the special offer. Packages can be purchased until June 17, but will not expire.

Dads can celebrate Father’s Day with the ultimate barber package at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace. Give dad “The Works” treatment featuring a haircut, traditional straight razor shave, hot towel facial and moisturizing scalp treatment performed by Qua’s master barber Sal Jeppi. The treatment is priced at $350. Add on the Manly Bourbon Pedi for $100, which includes a signature spa pedicure with Sal’s special top-shelf bourbon on the rocks. Call 866-782-0655 for reservations.

At Rio Salon and Spa, experience Victor Ortiz’s new skincare line VO. Book the VO TKO treatment featuring a deep cleansing facial designed specifically for the special skin care needs of men, for $120. Call 777-7777 for reservations.

The wet room at the Spa at Trump.

Give dad a 40-minute relaxing massage, facial and pedicure at The Spa at Trump. The Men’s Recovery Facial features a detoxifying, activated carbon mask and the shiatsu-inspired Shi-Zen D-Tox face and shoulder massage. Finish with a Trump Signature Pedicure that incorporates aromatic soaks, nail grooming and massage. Receive 10 percent off the purchase of any Germaine de Capuccini men’s skincare item with this package, which is priced at $239 and available until June 30. Call 476-8000 for reservations.

Kidville at Tivoli Village opens indoor playspace to non-members for $10 per family from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday June 17. Members will be able to take advantage of the open playspace cost-free from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Playspace is tailored to children newborn to 6 years. Call 233-9253 for reservations.

If dad is up for a road trip, head to Ely, NV where dads cam rode for free at Nevada Northern Railway all day on Father’s Day. Experience steam and diesel-powered train rides with the whole family.

In celebration of Father’s Day, Madame Tussauds is offering all dads free admission to the attraction with the purchase of a child or adult general admission ticket on Sunday, June 17. Call 862-7800 for reservations.

Bring your dad for a round of golf on Sunday, June 17 at KISS by Monster Mini Golf, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band Kiss. Das can enjoy half priced miniature golf and a free KISS gift.

Sky Combat Ace is offering dads its Afterburner package at the special rate of $299. Packages must be booked by the end of June and redeemed through the end of the year. Call 888-494-5850.

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