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Armed Forces Members Treated Right by El Cortez

Where: 600 East Fremont Street [map], 89101
August 17, 2009 at 4:19 PM | by | ()

We’re still fascinated by last night’s ”60 Minutes” story about the hotbed of drone aircraft activity going on in Afghanistan being controlled by Vegas’ nearby Creech Air Force Base. The legendary Area 51 and its repository of top-secret, possibly alien-related military projects may have moved elsewhere, but we think the whole remote-controlled war machine thing is relatively sci-fi (and thereby: awesome) too.

In honor of the 60 Minutes piece, it's only appropriate to be reminded of the special currently on offer at the patriotic El Cortez, downtown’s recently renovated, nouveau-hipster hangout near the Fremont East Entertainment District. It’s offering all active duty military members who present ID $15 vouchers to The Flame Steakhouse for the rest of the month.

In keeping with its reputation as one of Vegas more economical places to hang, The Flame offers several appetizers (fried calamari, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, etc.) in the $10 price range, and its entrees range from $17.95 for “fried walleyed pike” to $46.95 for surf and turf (lobster tail and filet mignon). There are plenty of offerings – steaks, chicken, seafood – in the $20-$30 price range, too, along with soups and salads ($4.25 to $6.95). It pays to serve your country in this town.

Combine that offer with the one currently on offer at the property’s Cabana Suites, and receive $25 in free play and a $25 dining credit for booking two nights in a deluxe room or $50 in free play and $50 in dining credit for booking the same in one of the property’s junior suites. Best part? The price for that deluxe room is a low, low $50 per night this weekend and a nearly ridiculous $66 for the junior suite.

[Photo: Tadson/Tadson Bussey]

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