Sunday, January 15, 2017

E-219: Recreational Us

Random Vegas
In the early days of Vegas, entertainers would have themselves paged over the casino intercom for the free publicity (@vitalVegas)

Twitpic of the week

It just goes to show that no matter how much things change, they kind of stay the same.  The constant pissing contest has existed in Las Vegas since the first alluring marquee was erected.  It might have been more impressive back in the day considering the steel and sheer number of light bulbs required to Manze your neighbor.

Considering Vegas evolved during a time when men ruled industry and it’s development, the penis envy syndrome makes perfect sense but it makes one wonder.  As equality continues to improve and the glass ceiling that have held women back for so long continues to rise higher to is eventual destruction, how will the female desire to own 8 million pairs for black heals and natural dislike for each other manifest itself in architecture and signage.  We look forward to an irrational future that doesn’t want you to fix problems but empathies with them.  This random babble is brought to you by @vgbrandco and their picture of classic Horseshoe signage on display at the Neon Boneyard.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

360 Vegas Review: Broadway Burger @NYNY Spring 2016

It’s a burger, right?  Sure, some are better than others but how do you justifying charging $10-20 for it.  Well, once you taste it, you’ll understand why.  Apparently there really is such a thing as a gourmet burger and Broadway Burger is a good example of one.

You wouldn’t expect much from a restaurant with a name that fits the theme of the hotel/casino it resides in but you would be wrong to overlook this experience.  Broadway Burger showcases the concept that the whole is more than the sum of it’s parts because, while each element is well taken care of, the combination is something special.

While the concept isn’t new the simplicity of their build a burger is something to be enjoyed, appearing to be inspired by the Chipotle concept, if only in menu layout.  Pick your protein, cheese, veggies, meats and even fry styles.  I know your listening to this and thinking, lots of people do this, it isn’t anything new.  Let me assure you, Broadway Burger doesn’t do burgers like everyone else does.

Rating (scale of 1-5)

Mark – 5/5
Keren – 4/5
Alistair – 4/5