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Best in Print

October 6-October 12
Best in PrintDrink our cover: The Angel’s Landing
Chandelier Bar’s Mariena Mercer crafts a cocktail that tastes like fall. read article
Best in Print10 bars we love
Where the newsroom goes to grab a drink (if you see us, say hi) read article
Best in PrintLow-brow beer pairings from hummus to Easy Cheese
Ken Miller helps you figure out which beer to pair with the snacks in your pantry. read article
Las Vegas Weekly Current Issue

The Intersection

The IntersectionThe owner of Gaetano’s Ristorante has more to offer than Italian fare
At his Italian eatery, your pasta is served with Gaetano Palmeri’s choice fillets of wisdom. more
The IntersectionConversation starters: From Canadian gossip to summoning dead jurors
Also, Wynn Las Vegas takes legal action against two Argentinean gamblers. more
The IntersectionSlots of moonwalking: notes from the Global Gaming Expo
Michael Jackson slots and more! more
The IntersectionGarage sales go virtual with the Rumgr application
Score a bargain near you with this handy app! more
The IntersectionMuster your support (and your Rebel mustaches) for UNLV football
After last week’s loss to SUU, Weekly writer Erin Ryan has something to say to the fans of UNLV. more
The IntersectionThe good and the bad about Nevada’s moved-up GOP caucus
Is the bumped-up date strategic or only helping the state’s Democrats? more
The IntersectionFitting Vegas to a T (-shirt)
Notable locals weigh in on what they’d like to see on Vegas-inspired T-shirts. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Mark Alan Stefl. more
The IntersectionRandom photo of the week
Submitted by Mark Alan Stefl. more
The IntersectionSomething brewing: Robert Snyder, Big Dog’s CFO talks beer
Robert Snyder has been CFO of Big Dog’s Brewing Company—Las Vegas’ oldest brewery—since 2000. more
Thinking about Ross Perot, fall TV and more
Also, a free art exhibit at the Bellagio. more


NightlifeHot Spots: Rehab’s season finale, Paul Oakenfold and more
Also, A-Trak spins at Surrender. more
NightlifeSurrender faces the cold with open arms
Encore Beach Club may close next week, but the party stays alive inside Surrender. more
NightlifeA Vegas newcomer’s first visit to a nightclub
Weekly writer Rick Lax takes his friend to Pure. more
NightlifeOld-school spirits that still have soul
Herbs & Rye honors the booze of the past with classic cocktails precisely prepared. more
NightlifeBlock 16’s Russell Gardner preaches sour beers and better pints
Have mustache, will spew amazing knowledge about beer. more
Nightlife5 wine-buying tips from Valley Cheese & Wine’s Bob Howald
Don’t be intimidated by the grape juice. more
NightlifeDrink locally (and like it)
Whether you like beer, wine or bubbly, you can find hooch with Vegas ties that tastes nice. more
NightlifeLessons in rice, water and warmth with sake savant Hayes Swope
At SushiSamba, there’s a sake for every customer and every dish. Just ask this guy. more
NightlifeTake your home bar to the next level
With a few tools and spirits, you can easily upgrade your beverage cart. more
NightlifeHow to make Associate Art Director Wesley Gatbonton’s ghetto Mimosa
Brass Monkey! It’s what’s for breakfast. more

Arts & Entertainment

Arts and EntertainmentWhere to stomp, drink, shop and watch jousting this week
Plus a primer on Horror Thursdays. more
Arts and EntertainmentPortland artist MK Guth becomes Rapunzel at Cosmo’s P3 Studio
Here sits MK Guth, an artist with two braids stretching more than 200 feet … more
Arts and EntertainmentWhat Elton John looks for in a million-dollar piano
Yamaha Entertainment Group’s VP Chris Gero dishes on Sir Elton’s instrument. more
Arts and EntertainmentFollowing a summer controversy, CAC regroups and moves forward
The fact that artist Scott Carter is tearing out the walls of the Contemporary Arts Center couldn’t feel more appropriate, given the overhaul critics say ... more
Arts and EntertainmentFilm review: ‘Restless’
Gus Van Sant’s latest movie is a twee mess more
Arts and EntertainmentAloha, Hawaiian heritage!
Many Hawaiians affectionately refer to Las Vegas as the “ninth island.” more
Arts and EntertainmentFirst Friday under new management
October is big for First Fridays, with crowds returning after the long, hot summers and annual celebrations under way. Coming off a two-month hiatus of ... more
Arts and EntertainmentPollyGrind brings horror experiments to the big screen
Into challenging and envelope-pushing movies? The next 10 days will be full of fun. more


ScreenThe Ides of March’ has excitement but little substance
George Clooney’s fourth film, ‘The Ides of March,’ is packed with politics and disillusion. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Real Steel’
‘Real Steel’ is a rags-to-riches story—with robots. more
ScreenFilm review: ‘Restless’
Gus Van Sant’s latest movie is a twee mess more
ScreenTV review: ‘Enlightened’
HBO’s ‘Enlightened’ is anything but. more
ScreenSci Fi Center film fest: Black October Art & Film Invasion
Sci Fi Center is branching out with its own festival this year, the three-day Black October Art & Film Invasion more
ScreenCD review: Wilco’s ‘The Whole Love’
Wilco’s latest has its moments, but needs the live treatment. more
ScreenChuck Twardy’s ever-evolving opinion of author Richard Powers
Seeing a writer’s faults and strengths can take time. more
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Rice and Company brings authentic Cantonese to the Strip
TasteAsian cuisine may be the one Vegas food category where things are better off the Strip. Rice and Company might start to change that.
Get deliciously tongue-twisted at Artisanal Foods
TasteCured meats or duck liver, fresh wasabi or preserved lemon, Artisanal Foods is the Vegas destination.
Say goodbye to Sloppi Jo's Roving Eatery (but not Jo)
TasteThe Sloppi Jo’s food truck is headed out of town. Eat while you can (and maybe even get some free chiles).




CD Cover CD review: Bjork's 'Biophilia'
Bjork's latest CD is an ambitious effort--but it might not be for everyone.
CD Cover Wilco's 'The Whole Love
Wilco's latest has its moments, but needs the live treatment.
CD Cover Lady Antebellum is the most popular boring band in America
The group's third album, Own the Night is the musical equivalent of a throw pillow.

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Featured Cocktail

Cocktail of the Week Oct 6, 2011
by Wesley Gatbonton

How to make Associate Art Director Wesley Gatbonton’s ghetto Mimosa

Have you heard the Beastie Boys track “Brass Monkey”? I’ll bet good money you didn’t know what they were talking about. Brass Monkey—also known as the ghetto Mimosa—is a simple ...