Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is still the #1 show on Food Network. As one of the original ‘restaurant visitation’ shows, it has its place in the pantheon of ‘food TV’. Some like Guy Fieri, some don’t – but the show continues to thrive. AND, many of the restaurants featured on the show tend to show large increases in their business…some find it even life-changing.
For one of those spots, it even has the distinct honor of being a former employer of the young Fieri when he was a student at UNLV. However, I really don’t think much has changed over the years there. As Guy would say…”This is Four Kegs.”
Four Kegs is a dive sports bar in the seedier part of Northwest vegas, off of Jones at the 95 as you head towards the greener pastures of Summerlin. If you want to smoke, drink, watch sports and eat bar food, it’s your place! And for those of you that know me, other than the smoking part, that works!
The house specialty is the Stromboli – sort of a NY version of Calzone but with a sports bar feel. Get the ‘Original’ and always order the ‘small’ one – it’s big enough! Get a side of marinara sauce for a buck extra and use it to dip every yummy bite. Get a salad on the side or some Mac and Cheese bites and you’ll be paying the price the rest of the evening – in a good way of course. They have just about every cool bar appetizer known to man – and some you’ve never heard of. Some day I’ll work my way through the entire app list…
Since it’s Vegas, the place is open all hours, so go any time. If you’re there after midnight, you have to go in through the bar so be prepared for smoke – it’s actually glassed in to prevent smoke in the other parts of the restaurant during the day which is a cool idea.
Football, NASCAR – whatever sport you’re in to, forget a fancy sports book on the strip and go to Four Kegs and hang out with the locals and have a Stromboli. Maybe I’ll see you there!