The story of long-gone eateries in Henderson is inseparable from the city’s unique origin story. Rising from humble beginnings, the population exploded during World War II due to the building of the Hoover Dam and an immense magnesium plant. Restaurateurs rushed in to feed the masses at places like the Swanky Club, famous for its smorgasbord, and Nick’s Supper Club. Dante’s Drive-In thrived, serving up burgers to hungry locals getting their cars serviced next door, and the Roadhouse was the place to go to unwind after a busy week. Join author Sharon Damon as she brings to life these gone but not forgotten restaurants, diners and casinos beloved by the people who are proud to call Henderson home.