Experience the magic of Las Vegas
With Las Vegas shows on hiatus, a few magicians are going online to entertain the rest of us stuck at home. Matt Franco is doing a scaled-down version of his show at The LINQ with a new series of videos on Facebook Live. If that's not enough, in the inaugural edition of the "Vegas at Home" YouTube series by Greenspun Media Group, Jen Kramer, who has a show at the Westgate, performed a few tricks from the refuge of her living room.
Continue to support local restaurants
One of the best things you can do right now for the community is support our local dining spots. The remaining delivery restaurants in town were given a major shot in the arm in recent days, when the City of Las Vegas, Henderson, and Clark County approved the temporary sale of booze with takeaway food orders. However, new closures continue by the day, so always check with restaurants directly for the latest on available services.
If you need a few more suggestions, try ordering a meal from Market Grille Cafe, a wonderful family-owned restaurant in the northwest valley that mixes Italian and Mediterranean cuisine on the same menu. Another locals favorite, Rachel's Kitchen, has an easy online ordering system for five of its locations. Make sure to add the $25 Farm Box -- a fresh selection of fruits and vegetables to last a few days. Mint Indian Bistro is now serving wine and beer to go, and giving a 10% discount with the code LUVMINT when ordering online. Gabi Cafe in Chinatown just launched delivery with Uber Eats to sell coffee and bakery items, although customers get a 20% discount when picking up curbside. Honey Salt is introducing a $130 Passover dinner to go April 8-16 with matzo ball soup, potato kugel, and other dishes. Evel Pie is returning in pop-up form on April 4, temporarily running out of Ada's in Tivoli Village Tuesdays-Saturdays 4-8pm with a limited menu, beer, and wine for pickup or by Postmates delivery. Ready to drink? Nacho Daddy has "margarita survival kits" for $30 and $60. For those in Henderson, the historic Water Street District has a full list of restaurants offering services.
Order (and share) fresh New York-style bagels
Here's a fun way to shake up the morning routine. One of our favorite new restaurants of 2019, Valencian Gold (which closed for renovations before the words "Vegas Shutdown" became a thing) is using the downtime to shift away from its signature paella and bake fresh New York-style bagels daily. They're available in plain, everything, sesame, and egg from 9am to 2pm or until the bagels run out. Each one is $2.50, and spreads like Amish butter or scallion cream cheese are a dollar extra. Call 702-776-7707 or email the restaurant to place an order. Pay the flavors forward by ordering a dozen bagels with two spreads for $26 to be donated to first responders the following day.