91°F
weather icon Clear

Retailers join inaugural restaurant week

The inaugural Boulder City Best Dam Restaurant Week is underway, and it now includes a chance for people to enjoy more than food.

In addition to being able to sample some of local restaurants most popular dishes now through Saturday, Aug.10, they will be able to receive special deals at local retailers during the week.

“We always want to do things that are part of the community,” said Mike Collins, owner of My 4 Sons Comics, Cards & Games at 1646 Boulder City Parkway. “We always jump at the chance to do that and support small businesses … . If the restaurants succeed, we succeed.”

Collins is giving a 10% discount to those who bring in a receipt from a restaurant during the event.

Grandma Daisy’s, 530 Nevada Way, is another participating business offering customers a 10% discount.

Owner Beth Walker said it’s a way her business can participate despite not being a restaurant. She said she thinks it is also good for the city.

“We’re excited for something new in town, anything that gets more people out during the heat … . I think it’s really nice they’re having it,” she said.

Some of the restaurants have also seen increased business.

Boulder Creek Grill at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans Memorial Drive, has had some new visitors, according to operator Andy Schaper.

“We’ve had a decent turnout,” he said. “We’ve seen a few people come in from over the hill … which is always a good thing.”

Schaper took over the operations at the grill at the start of the year and he said this event has also been a chance for his restaurant manager to try to new items for the menu, which shows what could come in the future.

“I’m so proud of our local restaurants for wanting to give this new event a try,” said Chamber CEO Jill Rowland-Lagan. “Great events bring new interest to our community and added revenues for our economic success.”

Participating restaurants are Boulder Dam Brewing Co., Milo’s Restaurant & Cellar, Southwest Diner, Fox Smokehouse BBQ, Toto’s Mexican Restaurant, Boulder Creek Grill at the golf course, Bighorn Cafe at Hoover Dam Lodge, The Tap, The Dillinger, Chilly Jilly’z Bakery & Cafe, Vinny’s Little Italy, Railroad Pass Casino and Evan’s Old Town Grill.

Boulder City Best Dam Restaurant Week is sponsored by Sysco and the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. During the event, people can order special menu items, with a portion of the proceeds going to the chamber and ProStart, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation that teaches high school students the art of cooking and managing restaurants by training with professional chefs.

For individual menus or list of participating retailers, go to https://www.bouldercitychamber.com/bc-best-dam-restaurant-week.html.

Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at cgoodyear@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Council OKs expanded solar lease

More money is coming to the city’s coffers as council members recently approved adding land to a lease option held by Silver Peak Solar LLC.

City staff target of unemployment fraud

Fraudulent unemployment claims were recently filed against some city employees, but they were not caused by a breach of the city’s or the state’s computer systems, according to officials.

City files motion to dismiss open meeting law violation claims

A new motion to dismiss some of the claims in an Eighth District Court case against the city has been filed, and a hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Nov. 5.

Show of Support

Celia Shortt Goodyear/Boulder City Review

Business Beat: Comic store to move downtown

A small business is taking a big step forward and moving into a new location in downtown Boulder City.

Meeting to discuss city attorney canceled due to improper notice

A special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, to discuss firing City Attorney Steve Morris was canceled because the process server did not give him proper notice of the meeting, despite initially saying he did.

Risk of water shortages projected

An increased risk of potential water shortages in the Colorado River Basin is expected for the next five years, according to projections released earlier this week by the Bureau of Reclamation.

Grant program to aid small businesses

Boulder City has a new grant program to help its small businesses and residents weather through the COVID-19 storm.

Survey reveals fewer ‘historic’ properties

Boulder City will not lose its spot on the National Register of Historic Places even though it no longer has enough contributing properties in the historic area.

Program reimburses families for missed school meals

Students in Boulder City may receive money to pay for meals they missed out at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.