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Oscar’s Signature Cocktails

Posted on November 5th, 2013

Tasting a bit of Vegas has never been so thrilling

Many of our locals and tourists alike find the history and legacy of Vegas thrilling and part of the charm of Sin City.  For those who may not be as familiar with the namesake of this iconic steakhouse in Downtown Las Vegas at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, let us indulge you.

Oscar Goodman served as the “Happiest Mayor in the Universe” for Las Vegas from 1999 to 2011.  However it’s his former career that has audiences captivated.  In his career as a defense attorney, he represented defendants accused of being some of the leading organized crime figures in Vegas.  To get in touch with that side of Goodman just watch the 1995 movie Casino which portrayed a couple of his former clients and in which he has a cameo appearance.

Fast forward to present day and Goodman is now the namesake behind the Oscar’s Beef-Booze-Broads steakhouse.  Be sure to checkout the photo montage of his careers as you saunter into the lounge and restaurant.  Now sit back and enjoy the libations and just imagine what it must have been like and order like he would.

What Oscar Drinks

5 ounces Bombay Sapphire gin (& then more Bombay Sapphire gin)

Ice

A slice of jalapeno

Big, strong and the perfect drink…at least according to Oscar.  (If you have an opportunity see Oscar out and about this is what you will likely find in his hand!)

Goodmans Legacy

4 ounces sparkling wine

1 ounces St. Germain liquor

½ ounces Vodka

This drink is tart, fizzy and just a little on the dry side. Perfect for toasting Oscar’s “forty years and still going strong”!

Downtown Smash

2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. lime juice fresh
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Muddled (fresh) strawberries & blackberries

The result is a sweetness with a refreshing citric zing. This drink truly makes you feel like it is “a long time coming and now a huge success”.

Come on in for “Happiest Hour” from 4-6 pm Monday thru Friday in Oscar’s Lounge for half priced drinks and select appetizers.   At the bar or over dinner in the iconic glass dome, the bartenders will mix up one of these iconic spirits or your own favorite.   When you’re looking for a true Vegas experience, Oscar’s has both the goods and the history!

 


Vegetarian Options at the Plaza

Posted on October 17th, 2013

The Plaza has many options when it comes to dining: Oscar’s Steakhouse, Island Sushi and Hawaiian Grill, Pop up Pizza, Hash House a Go Go and a food court with McDonalds, Subway, and Zabas Mexican Grill. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of delicious options. Here are a few suggestions to get you started when looking for vegetarian options at the Plaza.

Pop Up Pizza is the best of the downtown Las Vegas Pizza places. Pop Up Pizza offers a large variety of veggie pizzas and even vegan cheese upon request. They also have vegan donuts and ice cream! This is an easy and delicious choice for vegetarians.

 

Subway offers veggie subs, and salads and can be found in the Plaza food court.  The Veggie Delight is a great healthy choice. Plus, Subway is open 24 hours which makes it easy to stick to your vegetarian diet while you enjoy your stay at the Plaza.

Oscar’s Steakhouse has an assortment of signature salads and sides that are hearty enough to be a meal. Try Jose Leonardo’s Roasted Corn Brulee, Shmuley’s Extraordinary Mac & Cheese or Au Gratin Potatoes. They are delectable vegetarian options.

Hash House a Go Go has plenty of vegetarian options to choose from as well. The Portobello Mushroom Burger is a guest favorite! All their entrees are made to order which makes it easy for you to change any dish to fit your dietary needs. Want another great recommendation? The Polenta with melted brie, fresh asparagus and sundried tomato pesto is a great vegetarian choice or, choose any meal and ask them to leave off the meat.

When you are in Las Vegas and choosing one of the many Vegas hotels, know that the Plaza Hotel and Casino has you covered for all of your vegetarian needs.

 


Inside Look into the Poker Room at the Plaza

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Introducing ProPoker, the world’s leading automated poker tables. Having just reopened the poker room this September, the Plaza has the only all electronic poker room in Downtown Las Vegas . The games offered are Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi and Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud Hi, Hi/Lo, and Razz. Games can also be No-Limit, Limit, Pot Limit, Spread Limit betting.


 

Great for beginners

Poker Room Manager David Cardenas explains that the electronic poker tables make it easy for a beginner to learn the game. If a player only has played a few games at home, but wants to make the transition to the casino floor, these electronic poker tables are a great way to make the that move.

The electronic tables are set up so that no mistakes can be made. The table keeps the games running smoothly for everyone. It keeps track of everyone and players must play only when it is their turn. This way the emphasis can be on fun! Games play much faster too. The electronic poker tables also offer the ability to do things that just cannot be done during a manual poker game. Players can track and look at their previous hands in a game. Also, because there is no dealer, no need to tip and the rake (casino’s cut of the pot) is smaller! Games and buy-ins are also lower than manual, dealer lead games.

 

 

Tournaments and Specials

The Plaza offers a unique poker experience that is not offered in other Las Vegas casinos. Players can reserve tables, and book parties in the Plaza poker room. Also, every morning at 10am are tournament games. The buy in is only $22! Specials are offered regularly so bring a group of friends and stop in and check out the Plaza poker room today.

 


5 Things You Didn’t Know About Louie Anderson

Posted on October 13th, 2013

Meet Lou Magelwitz, our resident host at Bonkerz Comedy Club, where some of the best downtown Vegas shows can be found. Not only is he the host at Bonkerz, he opens for some of our clubs comedians, including Louie Anderson. Lou is also happens to be good friends with Louie, so we asked him, what are five things that nobody knows about Louie Anderson? Here is what he told us:

 

Lou Magelwitz and Louie Anderson

  1. Louie is a funny guy, but he is serious about getting healthy. He works out in his dressing room before every show.
  2. Louie is a friendly guy, but we figured that! He likes to hang out in the employee dining room and say hi to all the Plaza employees.
  3. Louie is a huge football fan. His favorite team? The Minnesota Vikings, he is from Minnesota after all.
  4. Louie gave up carbs because of his new healthy diet and lifestyle. What carb-filled food does he miss most? Toast with butter.
  5. Louie learned to swim only four years ago! Yet, he competed on the ABC show “Splash” this past January. Amazing!

Thank you, Lou, for letting us get to know Louie a little better. Make sure to catch Louie’s show right here in downtown Las Vegas.


 


Why Visit Downtown to Play a Game of Bingo?

Posted on September 14th, 2013

Here are 5 reasons to visit our downtown Las Vegas casino for a game of bingo.

  1. Only the Plaza has bingo in downtown Las Vegas! The Bingo room has electronic and paper Bingo and room offers six games daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm. So it is easy to fit in a game of Bingo! 
  2. The Plaza Bingo room has the best pricing and the best payouts in town. Daily pay out games include $20,000 Super Bonanza, $10,000 Super Letter X, $10,000 Super Coverall, $5,000 Bonanza, and Super Coveralls. Plus there are specials and event prizes for every day of the week. 
  3. Locals enjoy special pricing and discounts! Plus Royal Rewards members can even earn free slot play.
  4. Super Bingo! Super Bingo is a huge event at the Plaza! It was such a great success that Bingo at the Plaza will be having 5 events in 2014. The prizes will bigger and better an ever! Dates are as follows:
  • January 17-19; April 13-15; July 20-22; October 10-12; December 12-14

Make sure to reserve your space because seats fill up fast! There is still one more Super Bingo Weekend in 2013! November 17th – 19th. Sign up by November 8th for early bird discounts.

So head to downtown for the best bingo in Las Vegas!

 


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