Monday, June 4, 2012 | 12:53 p.m.
The Stratosphere will host a watch party and charity benefit to see a Las Vegas eatery next week on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
Lola’s, A Louisiana Kitchen, located in the old Holsum Bakery on West Charleston near I-15, will be featured June 11 on the cable program.
The cost for the watch party is $25, and proceeds will benefit spinal muscular atrophy research. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes small bites and a cash bar. To attend, email Lola’s,. The deadline is today.
The show, hosted by UNLV graduate Guy Fieri, airs at 7 p.m.
It is virtually impossible to be anywhere in Las Vegas and miss the Stratosphere. It towers 1,149 feet above Las Vegas and is the tallest observation tower in the United States. The casino itself is 55,784 square feet and contains 950 slot machines, 120 game tables and 2,427 hotel rooms.
Of the hotel's 2,427 rooms, 909 were recently remodeled into Stratosphere Select rooms.
The Stratosphere is mostly known for its rides at the top of the tower. The Big Shot, located at the 113th floor, torpedoes riders up 160 feet using compressed air. X-Scream is a teeter-totter perched at the top of the observation deck — if that wasn't scary enough, the coaster arm flings the riders out 27 feet over the edge of the tower. Guests looking for something more sedate can just hang around the 107th floor and simply look at the scenery.