Eat at Your Own Risk

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To say the Heart Attack Grill gets you off on the wrong foot is putting it mildly. They insist everyone wear a stupid hospital gown (“But what if I don’t want to?” “We really must insist that you do sir.”), refuse to give you change for a buck so you can feed the parking meters so you can eat there (“Everything here is rounded off to the dollar, sir; no one has any change.”), and then, as if to add insult to injury, play incessant 70’s music (“Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soi”) throughout your meal.

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DU-PAR’S Delights at Lunch

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ELV has great hopes for the future of downtown dining. But keep in mind, ELV has had high hopes for the future of downtown dining 15 times in the past 30 years.

Until a game changer comes along (like The Plaza, we’re hoping), we’ll content ourselves with the meagre pickins available north of Charleston — stone crabs at El Cortez, El Sombrero’s green chile, The Beat’s sandwiches — and the absolutely, positively, no-doubt-about-it-best-flapjacks-and-French-toast available, practically….anywhere.

This pain perdue (“lost bread” as the frogs call it) is so crispy without and custard-y within, one order won’t be enough. For you avid home cooks, here’s a tasty and easy-to-follow recipe that will have your family clamoring for more.

But wait, there’s more!

Not only does Du-par’s do superior breakfast food, its chicken pot pies, patty melt, meatloaf and club sandwiches are also things of beauty….and perfect for a downtown lunch or late-night dinner…especially after pounding a few highbrow libations up and down all those classy joints lining Fremont.

Artful cuisine, this is not. Rather, it is rib-sticking diner food made with good ingredients, and some pride in the kitchen. Something rare indeed along this boulevard of broken dreams.

Mainly ELV’s.

Our lunch for five with food enough for seven came to $81.00, and we left a $19.00 tip.

DU-PAR’S

In the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

1 Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

702.366.9378