Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Haze of a night...

There are a number of reasons why I have chosen to reside in the city of sin, the neon capital, the 24 hour town.. Las Vegas. Yet, I am always reminded on a weekend night of why I love this city. There is always something great to do!

As I became lethargic on my girlfriend's sofa late in the saturday afternoon I decided to contemplate what my mood would be like for the evening. Then, something slowly began to creep into my mind; City Center.

I was at City center earlier that week for a private launch party for a release of Hardy Perfection Cognac inside one of the tower suites which was extremely elegant and high tech of course; I think that event is what kept me itching for more.... so I decided to take my bite.

We fancied up, shined our shoes and off we went. Surprisingly there was not much traffic and it seemed slow in the hotel for a Saturday night; a month after opening? It is hard to tell though whether it was lacking the population it needs to sustain itself or if the vastness of the area allowed everyone ample space.

We made a stop inside the gold lounge in the second level just outside of the Elvis theater for a cocktail. I appreciated the layout of the space, allowing room for us to sit down yet it was a smaller area then I imagined; however with only four drinks on their cocktail list we left disappointed. After running into a dear friend, Pearce Cleaveland, who just took over the marketing for Haze nightclub was gracious enough to walk us straight in.

There was a monstrous line outside of the club! It seems that Timbaland was about to perform on stage. We paraded into the club and immediately felt a different vibe unlike all the other clubs in town. The space was huge, with a upstairs balcony reaching across the entire club. A huge dance floor and multiple rooms, human mermaids and lights or balloons. It was unreal; but nothing short of what I suspected would come. Aside from a poor performance from a seemingly ordinary hip hop artist. Haze was an awakening to a tired town of popping the bottles and getting down.

- Robbie WoW

Monday, January 25, 2010

I'll have a pint with those fries!

An article by the NY daily news has a scoop that Burger King will soon be launching a campaign to sell domestic beers in their fast food restaurants at select major cities.

"Hoping to tap a whole new customer base, the fast food chain has unveiled plans to peddle beer alongside their famous burgers at something they are calling a Whopper Bar.

The first one is opening in Miami Beach and will target thirsty tourists hitting South Beach, Burger King confirmed."

Burger king is hoping to reach a new market share with this idea and plans to roll it out to LA and here in Las Vegas.

Of course, this idea does come with some scepticism. I asked a UNLV student today if they thought this would change their decision for their meal choices, she replied "In Las Vegas, you can get a drink anywhere. What's next? a slot machine at Wendy's and Wine at Mcdonalds?"

Burger king is not the first company with this idea. Last year Starbucks launched an initiative to sell microbrew beers and Wine at select locations as well. What's Next?

Coruba Rum kicks off in Las Vegas

Coruba Rum took over Wirtz Beverage's Alchemy room on Friday for the launch of their entire brand line in the City of Sin. Almost 100 people tasted the new coconut, pineapple, mango, spiced and dark flavors of Coruba.

Coruba Jamaica Rum is pot stilled and aged for at least two years in new barrels. This gives it a very smooth character when compared to similar rums such as malibu and cruizan.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Super Bowl 44, Vegas style!

With the new decade brings the biggest game of the year! Super Bowl 44 will be a test of the best. countless injuries, debates and bets have gone into this game over the past 5 months and it all comes down to this.

On February 7th, in Las Vegas's East coast sister, Miami, two teams will battle it out to be called the best of the 2009/2010 season. Luckily, this means a lot of activity and great deals in the City of Sin.

Take Blush ultra lounge at the Wynn as an example. They will be opening their doors at 2pm for the Game! this is unheard of for a nightclub and they will bring in plasma TVs to watch the game.

Steiner's: Nevada Style pub is offering playing credit, giveaways and free food and drinks during the game.

Drink specials can be seen all around the strip, Fremont and local venues throughout the city. So Grab your gear, sit back and enjoy the show wherever you choose.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cadillac Ranch at Town Square offers amazing discounts!

Are you, like many local Las Vegans itching for an exciting night out away from the strip? something that won't break the bank the next day, yet still a fun and exciting environment. Well, you're in luck!

Cadillac Ranch: All American Bar and Restaurant in the infamous Town Square on Las Vegas Blvd is offering drink discounts and giveaways throught the week. The best night to pop your head in would be Wednesday where they offer half price on select draft, a shot and bottle, food specials and a $500 sexy bull ride giveaway!

So come on down and get ready for a great night out that your wallet won't regret the next afternoon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Drinks of the decade

With the “Best of…” and “Top 10…” lists flooding blogs and newspapers, breakdowns of the decade’s best drinks are holding their own against the more commonplace movie and book reviews. One comprehensive list comes from The New York Times and includes everything from specific drinks to bar trends. The list highlights Absinthe’s reemergence in the States and the impact of truly innovative mixology in recent years. Be sure to check our Twitter throughout the day and tomorrow as more articles like this will be posted, and feel free to share any that you might find in the comments section

Classic Cocktail Series: The Pear Martini