For those in or going to Vegas and looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday or any televised sporting event for that matter, look no further than Lagasse’s Stadium. Hidden in the basement of the Palazzo, Lagasse’s Stadium is a sports bar wonderland complete with a sports book.
In addition to the expected tv lined walls surrounding tables, the heart of the stadium is a 9 by 16 foot jumbotron surrounded by smaller giant tvs viewed from spaciously set levels of plush cream couches with overstuffed purple and gold pillows to recline upon.
And the food, is good.
The menu is a mix of Emeril Lagasse signature New Orleans style dishes such as New Orleans style crab cakes and sports bar favorites like Buffalo Chicken Wings and Chili Cheese Fries.
A must try appetizer is the Cheesy Beer and Warm Pretzels ($10). The pretzels are a better-than-ballpark soft pretzel with the perfect salt-pretzel ratio. Dip them in the smoky-sweet cheesey beer dip and you get a casual culinary home run.
For those seeking a light meal or a taste from their childhood with a twist, try the Virgin Bloody Mary Tomato Soup ($7). The soup gets its “Bam” from the addition of Tabasco and horseradish cream and is accompanied by petit grilled sandwiches oozing with cheese.
With beer at $7, the drinks are priced slightly lower than comparable establishments and the staff is attentive and accommodating creating a “watching tv in my mansion with my personal butler” experience. If you can’t go to the Super Bowl, this may be the next best thing.
Location, Hours, Prices:
Lagasse’s Stadium is located on the lower level of the Palazzo below Morels Steakhouse & Bistro and across from Dal Toro Ristorante.
It’s open Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
Entrees: $12-$30 with most in the $13-$16 range.
Happy Hour: Tues-Weds from 4-8 pm on the patio.