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Got a little time to kill

I had a dinner planned with a friend tonight, but he had to cancel at the last minute. Normally, I’d go home, but I have another meeting planned at 7:00pm, and if I go home I probably won’t make it to my next meeting. My couch tends to draw me over and suck me in […]

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Oh. My. Goodness. This. Is. Good. Ice. Cream.

I’m sitting here (free WiFi for the win!) at the world’s best ice cream and frozen treats place. Atomic #7 offers an amzing variety of frozen goodies, and they’re all made fresh in front of you. Nothing is frozen until it’s ordered. Once ordered, the ingredients are all mixed in liqud form and then quick […]

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7:07 – Left for dinner

7:07 – Left for dinner 9:03 – Got home from dinner at the Silverton Casino buffet. 9:05 – Grabbed a few bottles and a chrome-plated mixing pitcher from the pantry 9:06 – Filled pitcher about 2/3 with ice, poured dry vermouth over ice. Swished around for about a minute. 9:07 – Drained chilled vermouth into […]

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Breakfast of Champions

I went to lunch with a friend and Las Vegas blogger Hurricane Mikey yesterday. He actually writes in his blog, as opposed to me. I just pay hosting fees and occasionally pop in with something interesting to say or (more probably) something to complain about. Anyway, I heartily encourage you to visit his blog and […]

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Tonopah Restaurant – Good Eats in the Middle of The Desert

Banc Club Restaurant Tonopah, NV (directions below) This review was thoughtfully provided by my good friend Louis. We used to work together, and he is a regular reader of this site. Thanks for the review, Louis, and if anyone else is interested in writing for the site, please get in touch. It’s not often that […]

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Confessions of a Newly-Minted Starbucks Decaf Regular

Coffee is one of those things that has always perplexed me. I remember trying it as a kid, the bitterness was unpleasant and it burned my tongue. Why would anyone drink that stuff when there is soda in the world? I’d rather have a Coke. At least that’s how I grew up. I pretty much […]

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Memphis Championship Barbecue: The Name Says It All

Memphis Championship Barbecue 2250 E. Warm Springs Road Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 260-6909 Since moving from Orlando, we haven’t ventured out into barbecue land. Orlando has lots of barbecue places (some not worth going into, some are excellent, most are OK). We weren’t sure what to expect in Vegas, which doesn’t have as many […]

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Drinking Scotch Can Save Your Marriage

I was recently reminded of a party I attended last year. Some friends had invited Mrs. Vargas and I to their home, along with several of their other friends and neighbors. It was a typical holiday party with plenty of good stuff to eat and drink. The partygoers were all decked out in festive attire […]

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A new adventure in cuisine: food with no flavor

Grand Café Green Valley Ranch Station Casino 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway Henderson, Nevada 89052 Mrs. Vargas and I are huge fans of the Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. We live nearby, so it’s easy to get to. The gaming is always fun (I’m partial the to Monopoly slot machines) and we have enjoyed many great […]

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Until today, I was never scared of hot food

For those who know me personally, you know I like my spicy food hot and my hot food incendiary. I grew up eating my grandmother’s cooking (may she rest in peace). Grandma was an excellent cook, but wasn’t really into the spices that much. Since I lived in Buffalo, good chicken wings were always easy […]

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Want Mexican? Seek out La Cabaña!

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 526 S. Martin L King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106 (702) 366-0039 Repeat after me: “Taco Bell is not Mexican food.” Fortunately, La Cabaña is not Taco Bell. La Cabaña is in a forgettable strip mall that makes you want to drive by more than stop in. That would be a […]

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Risky business begets free eats: one of the cool things about living in Vegas

One of the cool things about Las Vegas is the abundance of places to eat. And most of them are really good places to eat. I used to live in Orlando, and a good place to eat there is a national chain where the weird stuff nailed to the walls is usually more compelling than […]

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Walk on down to Cook on Wok

Cook On Wok 390 N. Stephanie St. Henderson, NV 89014 (702) 458-8899 Cook on Wok is one of those places that’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. And missing Cook on Wok would be a shame. When you enter the unassuming storefront restaurant, you notice the décor is something out of a […]

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