Back story: Hopkins’ mixology skills have taken him from Australia to London to San Francisco until he settled at The Cosmopolitan when it opened in 2010. He worked as the general manager of Vesper, the resort’s lobby bar, before being promoted to his current position.
The past few years have been drenched in cocktails, so it’s fitting that the newest trend is tapping them. Unfortunately, the closest thing we may have to Negronis on tap may be the Ciroc that flows from the spigot at Radio City Pizza (508 E.
When the government tried to enforce Prohibition in Southern Nevada, it went down as smoothly as a slug of bootlegger’s bug wine.
Revelers walking along Fremont Street with yard-long beers, Strip patio bars where tourists can watch the passing scene while indulging in a cocktail, bars and nightclubs featuring alcohol-fueled music and dancing until dawn.
Nathan Greene’s quiet voice is muffled under the avalanching sound of ice being shoveled into the bar wells. At Rx Boiler Room, and probably at the other bars inside Mandalay Bay, that means it’s about four o’clock.
October means one thing to thirsty, beer-loving road-trippers: Oktoberfest! Sure, Las Vegas has its share of brew festivals, but if you’re looking to get out of town, a short drive to Southern California, with its thriving brewery scene, can satisfy your lust for suds and adventure.
Jesse Highley is an actor in “Tony n' Tina's Wedding,” currently playing at Bally's Las Vegas, a singer aboard Holland America Line's cruise ships and a professional clown who once toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Could it be that Nevada is starting to get a few things right when it comes to health care? Consider: While many Republican governors rejected Medicaid expansion and balked at setting up state health exchanges as laid out in the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Sandoval has both approved Medicaid extension and led the effort to set up what some are calling a model exchange.
Spring Valley State Park is famous for being the best fishin’ hole within driving distance of Las Vegas. In fact, it’s so famous for fishing, most Southern Nevadans think it’s called Eagle Valley (the name of the park’s reservoir).
After decades cooking in the valley, restaurateur family the Woos find their latest good fortune at the Hard Rock’s Fú
The year-old Fú at the Hard Rock Hotel looks like any other Asian restaurant poked into a corner of a Las Vegas casino, a contemporary space where you just know you’ll find noodles and barbecued pork and such. This is the new wing at the Hard Rock, and with the high-limit Dragon Salon offering pai gow, baccarat and big money blackjack just a few steps away, Fú’s location makes all kinds of sense.
Our favorite recent dishes that have us coming back for seconds Kalua Pig Burrito at Braddah’s Island Style You’re probably used to building your own burrito, but not with sweet and smoky meats these. The newly arrived Braddah’s combines the convenience of your favorite fast, fresh Mexican-American eatery with traditional island flavors, so feel free to customize as you wish, but we can’t help ourselves when it comes to tender, shredded kalua pig.
Sometimes modern life seems upside-down. Our private homes are stocked with the stuff of public amenities: They’re our movie theaters and espresso bars and arcades, spun into cocoons of distraction and stimulating entrapment.
My favorite repairs were at showrooms. The upper-level bar at Zumanity, for example, had an open view of the show, so after I fixed whatever was broken — usually something as simple as replacing an empty bag-in-the-box the bar back forgot to change — I would hang out at the bar to, you know, “make sure the machine didn’t break again,” and catch the rest of the performance.