Saturday, August 31, 2013

360 Vegas Reviews: Tacos & Tequila @Luxor Summer 2012

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From the outside, T&T or Taco’s and Tequila looks like it could be a tattoo parlour more than a restaurant.  This 8,000 square foot restaurant’s open-air concept, styled with industrial steel lighting and d├ęcor accents, creates an edgy and hip vibe. 

Inside, the restaurant is styled with a mix of both modern Mexico and lavish Vegas. The colour scheme is a blend of dark wood furniture with rich red highlights and contrasted against brushed steel. The centerpiece of the bar is a metal sombrero sculpture with hand blown glass. All this styling is surrounded by 4 large murals that are painted onto the walls, featuring provocative Mexican styled artwork.

The food is modern takes on traditional Mexican food, offering unique options in familiar settings, like a Mediterranean taco filled with falafel.  With bold flavours, strong drinks and cool atmosphere, T&T is a great choice to do everything from meet up with your friends for a drink or sit down and enjoy a meal, oh yeah, and did we mention the over 100 types of tequila to choose from.

Vegas Mate Rating - 3/5

Mark and Keren Rating - 4/5

Sunday, August 25, 2013

E-103: Manzed!

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Random Vegas
Since opening the tournament of Kings show has had more than 7,000 performances and made Excalibur the #1 purchaser of Cornish game hens in the US.  (@vegasstripped)

Vegas Mate Review of the Week
This week’s review is Tracey’s Aug 18th review of Zumanity at NYNY – 4/5 chips

Twitpic of the week

This week’s winner comes to us, once again, from friend of the show @johncolsonphoto, this time, for a picture of the Mirage signage with the Mirage volcano erupting in front of Treasure Island in the background.  This photo looks like something you could have bought as a post card when Steve Wynn still owned both of these properties as part of some cross promotion.  The setting looks so perfect and yet juxtaposition when you register that you aren’t seeing the volcano in front of her property but instead her former sister property.  Something about the simple cursive font the mirage uses, lit up at night as well as the new fire elements of the volcano really captures my attention.  The way they contrast with the black surroundings at night makes this one of those things that I could allow myself to get hypnotized by in a place that has something designed to draw your attention every 20 feet.


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