As We See It

Thinking about Phish, cream and more!

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Early Christmas No sooner had I railed about the lack of Deschutes’ Mirror Mirror barleywine than food writer Jim Begley showed up at a recent staff meeting ... with a bottle for yours truly. Power of the press! — Ken Miller, associate editor

Meta jam Phish covered a live album (Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus) for its Halloween set in Atlantic City. Next year, the band oughta cover its live rendition of the live album ... — Spencer Patterson, managing editor

My TV, freed The election is over! Never thought I’d say this, but I’m glad payday loan ads and household appliance infomercials are dominating television screens again. — Mark Adams, listings coordinator

What’s hot? My email inbox clogs frequently thanks to nightclubs touting events—which is a good thing. What puzzles me is that every club claims it’s the “hottest nightlife destination,” the “No. 1 club in Vegas” or the “best” something. Yet usually no award or poll is cited. Hmm ... — Deanna Rilling, staff writer

Cup of lies Baristas: Want to know a secret? I do put cream in my coffee. I only tell you “no room” because when I ask for room, you only fill up half my cup. — Rick Lax, staff writer

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Mark Adams is the Web Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, overseeing the magazine’s EPPY Award-winning website. He previously served as ...

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Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and ...

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