Tag Archives: Las Vegas

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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Thomas Keller’s Bouchon

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is Vegas a better food town than New York or L.A.? Very well could be. Celebrity chefs have joints at virtually every hotel. Hell, the Palazzo and Venetian alone have two restaurants from Emeril, three places from Mario Batali, … Continue reading

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A Gallery of Vegas Weird

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Alright, so the whole city is bizarro, but here are a few of the odder sights I saw on my trip. First, one of the minibar offerings in my hotel room.

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Vegas: Land of 1,000,000 Women in Hooker Dresses and Their Shlubby Guyz

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The architecture is great and all (and I’ll return to it), but Vegas is one of the great people-watching destinations. So let’s take a look at the indigenous wildlife, shall we? [1]

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Venice and Lawyers in Vegas

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When it comes to traveling, my dad would say it’s a waste to spend a lot of money on a hotel room. “What’s the point? You’re gone all day. All you do is sleep there.” Sensible advice, … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Nightlights

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I have just returned to reality after spending four days in the bizarre, whacked-out, sublime, insane, trashy, sacred, profane, dreamy place known as Las Vegas. After this my 5th trip there, I left convinced it is truly … Continue reading

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