Archive for July, 2010

Lilith Fair Scaled Down For Las Vegas Tour Date

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Lilith Fair, the popular female music festival, hasn’t toured since 1999, a fact which has made is quite difficult to regain its momentum in its first year touring since then. It has been plagued with misfortune since the get-go, with artists cancelling and ticket prices dropping. Las Vegas even had to scale down its event venue, downgrading it from the Mandalay Events Centre to the Mandalay Bay Beach.

Due to all of these unfortunate circumstances, several artists were forced to drop out before the Las Vegas tour date. So, Vegas tourists and residents missed out on an opportunity to see Marina and the Diamonds, Emmylou Harris and Queen Latifah.

However, despite all of these shortcomings, the event was a success. There was a fair turnout for both the mainstage and the second stage events, and the audience was enthusiastic for all of the performances. Although only three main stage acts remained – The Bangles, Sarah McLaughlin and Miranda Lambert – a good time was had by all, and the festival founds are hopeful that upcoming tours will be well-received.

We believe that that they should chalk it up to unfortunate circumstances. A festival that hasn’t toured in ten years is likely to experience some setbacks during their comeback performance, and we believe that next year’s event will be less of a mess.

Los Tacos – The Best Tacos in Town

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Being located in the South Western United States, Las Vegas has an expansive and impressive offering of Mexican food. But, with so many great restaurants, its difficult to choose where to get the best taco in town – but the local Las Vegas newspaper, the Las Vegas Sun, seems to have made a unanimous decision.

Los Tacos, located at 1710 E Charleston Ave, is the best taco in Las Vegas. It is a popular lunchtime spot, which residents and tourists alike flocking to the location for its family-friendly atmosphere, affordable prices and authentic food.

Many patrons note that their favourite aspect of the menu is Los Tacos minimalist approach to Mexican food. Las Vegas is full of Fusion restaurants who attempt to be creative by fitting as many different cultures into one dish as possible. But, Los Tacos takes another direction, by offering up simple tacos will cheddar cheese, pinto beans and, sour cream and guacamole.

It is this simplistic approach that has kept the family-owned business running for so launch and simultaneously secures its future success for years to come.

So, we must agree with the Las Vegas Sun! It is certainly our recommendation if you’re looking for the best taco in a city full of restaurants claiming to offer the most authentic Mexican food.

New Law Allows Casinos to Tip Out Supervisors

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Recently, casino operator Steve Wynn has come under fire for requiring dealers to split their tips with the supervisors. The case was taken to the Nevada Labour Commission, which ruled that Wynn’s tip out system was not illegal.

Over the past year, Labour Commission has debated this decision, undergoing several public hearings as dealers fought for their right to keep their own tips. Dealers at Encore Casino will now also have to abide by Wynn’s rules. However, dealers who are now bound by the new rule have stated that they will be taking legal action with the Supreme Court.

“We know this will be a long battle” says Wynn Dealer Meghan Smith. “Its only Round One of Round Three”.

Because the decision was so thorough and underwent so many different hearings, legal experts believe that the dealers will not be able to win their appeal against the company. But, the dealers and their supporters do not believe that just because the tip-splitting system was made illegal, that it isn’t necessarily right.

Although the decision has encouraged other casinos like Ceasar’s Palace to adopt similar tip pool systems, many Las Vegas casinos are keeping their own systems in place. Harrah’s has spoken out recently to state that it will not follow Wynn’s lead and will allow dealers to keep their own tips.