Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The ceiling of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas, photo by me. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The El Cortez Hotel in downtown Las Vegas. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Restaurant Scene Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: To piggyback on Paleo Retiree’s recent post, I caught this couple at the table next to me a few months ago. They were on their phones most of the time I observed them. There wasn’t much conversation.

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Carnevino at the Palazzo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Apparently it’s Carnivore Weekend here at UR, because along with PR’s post about the dee-licious Umami Burger, I thought I’d share a few shots of one of Vegas’ best steakhouses. As the picture above shows, Carnevino is … Continue reading

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Somewhere on the Road to Vegas

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Downtown Vegas Neon

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here are a few snaps of Vegas neon from my latest trip there a few weeks ago. I shall not rest until I’ve collected every sign in the city. Related My first gallery of Vegas neon. My post … Continue reading

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I Can’t Even Remember What It Was I Came Here To Get Away From: An Interview With Lloyd Fonvielle

Blowhard, Esq. writes: If you’re a regular visitor here, you’ve probably seen one of us mention friend-of-the-blog Lloyd Fonvielle before. I met Lloyd about a year and a half ago on Facebook where he’s a lively and generous presence. We struck … Continue reading

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Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Here at UR, we’re all about the pleasures of populist entertainment. Should you ever be unlucky enough to encounter any of us at a party, we can and will absolutely bore you endlessly talking about virtues of … Continue reading

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The Neon Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I visited the Neon Museum, where the ghosts of the city’s golden age haunt the Nevada desert. It’s a wonderfully photogenic, melancholy place and an essential stop the next time … Continue reading

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Learning from Las Vegas: the Duck v. the Decorated Shed

Blowhard, Esq. writes: While in Vegas, I was lucky enough to get a guided tour of the downtown area from a long-time resident who works for the Nevada Gaming Commission and I talked with another friend who’s a writer with … Continue reading

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