Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Artist Known as Prince. Reincarnated in Vegas?

I managed to drag my friend Shannon along for the event - okay, maybe “drag” is a little bit of an exaggeration. She more or less sprinted, ready to go!
Trader Joe's Chardonnay Tasting with Justin

Trader Joe’s vs “Real Wine” Tho’down. And the Winner is…

We’d have a blind taste-off with wines that we brought from our own cellars (wine coolers, actually. This is Vegas. There are no cellars.)
Iron Chef Showdown - Alton and the "Chairman"

ICA* + BBF* = Iron Chef Showdown – A Few Observations

I can finally watch Food Network again without cringing. Too much.
Inside Texas de Brazil

Brazilian Steakhouse Brings It – Part Deux

Meat. Cabernet. And, if you insist, a salad. Health, you know.
Malibu Rocky Oak Estates

Malibu Vineyards We Visited

Not many people know that prior to Prohibition, Los Angeles was the premier appellation for grape growing and winemaking in all of California.
Quilceda Creek Logo

Quilceda Creek Cabernet Vertical Tasting

The meal was an African Vegan-Themed menu. All the courses together provided excellent levels of spices and textures.

Texas de Brazil – Brazilian Steakhouse Brings It

I always compare the smell of a clean restaurant to clean laundry. You may not know exactly how it's supposed to smell, but you know it when it's there.

K9s and A Surprise at The Orleans

Good thing they don't depend on me because once I get past the nickel video poker machines, my palms start to sweat.
Halloween!

Halloween Adventures and Cocktails!

For instance, I had a truffle-infused martini (vodka) the other night that was a miraculous thing.
Festival Banner

Grow Your Own – the Event!

The other item was the local nurseries that had plants and hybrids that were well suited for the desert climate, assuming, of course, that you have at LEAST an "aqua" thumb. I wish.