Tapas, Sushi Burritos and The Must Have: Vegas Edition

With all the traveling I’ve done over the last few weeks, I realize it’s been a little while since I’ve imparted my Food Brews Beats wisdom with you beautiful people.  Well, dry those pretty li’ll eyes of yours, ‘cuz I’m back and I’m ready to write!

I’m envisioning some old-timey lookin’ candy shoppe on some rich-ass street corner in Greenwich, CT called the “Au Courant Candissery” or something equally ridiculous where only descendants of the royal Sir Date McStuffin are allowed to lay their eyes on the hand etched recipe without risk of their face melting like Arnold Toht at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

When I last posted about Vegas, we were on day 1 of 3 and we hadn’t left Henderson yet.  Since it was a very quick trip (and the wife was there for work, anyway) we didn’t go for the “WOOOO HOOOOO VEGAS” type of vibe.  While we did venture into Vegas proper, we actually stayed away from the strip and explored more of the “real Vegas” (as our friends Pam and Jim have put it). Continue reading

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In Search of Craft Beer: Vegas Edition

(Full Disclosure: This was supposed to be posted on Monday.  Vegas has a way of making you forget to do stuff.)

Sunday in Vegas.  My wife has a shoot with Butch Harmon for Winn Grips on Monday out at Rio Secco, so I’m tagging along.  Since we have the day to ourselves, and it’s football season, the plan is simple.  Find a the best place to watch the games with the best beer selection.  My wife doesn’t like beer, but as long as there’s a full bar, she’s completely content.  Shouldn’t be overly difficult to find a match here in Vegas.

Big problem.  The Las Vegas Rock n Roll Marathon is today.  We’re staying at the Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, so this means there is absolutely no way we’re getting anywhere near the strip.  Ok.  Don’t panic.  Time to improvise.

Sidebar: Watching football out west is just plain weird.  Kickoff is at 10am, so if you’re not careful, you’re acting stupid before lunch. Continue reading