Something to check out - Rolling Stone Cover wall. Go back through the years of the world renown magazine covers that we can still learn something new from today.
Justin Timberlake is back and just as good, if not better, then ever.
With his recent song release of Cant Stop The Feeling, JT is back after 3 years! The video was released a few days after the song and pays, what looks like, homage to the mega showstopper "Happy" by Pharrell which was released in 2013. Both videos include a lot of dancing, lip syncing and just being happy and free. Such a feel good song and a great come back for the man himself.
What Paisley Park is really hiding from the world: the hidden archives of Prince
The elevator accessible, climate controlled room is filled from floor to ceiling with unreleased music, demos, whole albums and short films. Paisley Park employee Scott LeGere shares some personal moments he shared with the late music legend in his home away from home. Full story at rollingstone.com or at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/princes-unheard-music-inside-the-paisley-park-vault-20160517
Sit down and listen; Albums to check out
Radiohead - a mood shaped pool
Kygo - Cloud nine
Drake - Views
Beyonce - Lemonade
Edward Shape and The Magnetic Zeros - Person A
ASAP Ferg - Always Strive and Prosper
The Used (2 night) - May 24th-25th - Brooklyn Bowl
Atmosphere w/ Brother Ali, Prof, Get Cryphy - June 3rd - The Pool at Hardrock
Cage The Elephant w/ Portugal. The Man and Twin Peaks - June 25th - The Joint at Hardrock
Phillip Phillips and Matt Nathanson - June 18th - Mandalay Bay Beach - Mandalay Bay
Sublime w/ Rome - June 25th - Mandalay Bay Beach - Mandalay Bay
Slightly Stoopid - July 1st - Mandalay Bay Beach - Mandalay Bay
311 - July 2-3rd - Mandalay Bay Beach - Mandalay Bay
Rebelution - August 18th - Mandalay Bay Beach - Mandalay Bay
Santana - May/Sept/Nov residency - House Of Blues - Mandalay Bay
Billy Idol - Aug/Sept/Oct residency - House Of Blues - Mandalay Bay
STRFKR - May 28th - Brooklyn Bowl
The Offspring - July 24th - Brooklyn Bowl
O.A.R - September 16th - Brooklyn Bowl
The Avett Brothers - September 20th - Brooklyn Bowl
My dining experience at SLO-Boy: fine dining and cardboard boxes
Now I know what you're thinking, how "fine" could a sandwich be that you're being served out of a cardboard to-go box? Well chef Justin Kingsley Hall might change your mind when you stop by his "pop-up" restaurant located on south Las Vegas Blvd. The menu is small but packed with flavor:
John S. Park - named after the community surrounding the little stand, this corn like salsa salad (say that 5 times fast) was a sweet and savory choice. Chopped braised beef cheek, elote salad, roasted peppers, cilantro creme, goat-ija cheese and tomatilo sauce. Definitely a different take on a "salad" of it s kind but worth it. Creamy, crunchy and a little chewy (in a good way).
Cigar City - pulled pork, thick cut (what looked like) house made bacon, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, house pickles and on a toasted roll. Classic looking sandwich with bold new taste. I am personally obsessed with thick cut bacon so it was a match made in heaven from the moment I read that on the menu. Fresh meats with a little bit of a sour taste from the pickles makes for taste combo you'll want again and again.
Baby steak fries - essentially small pieces of potato (which I wasn't mad about), with tajin aioli on the side made for a great little side dish with the sandwich and salad.
The only downside is the kiosk-like stand will be closing in less than a week, on the 28th of May (hold for tears), to make way for the next big thing we hope!
Located in the heart of The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino, this concept from the mind of celebrity chef Jose Andres combines the rustic feel of the Mexican cuisine with the traditions of Chinese cuisine. Noodles and tacos have never gone better together. The menu combines tradition with a spin and allows the diner to, well simply put, not have to argue with their significant other on weather tonight will be tacos and margaritas night or Chinese and a movie night.
Colorful, vibrant and almost too pretty to eat (almost)
As a child, the idea of eating "healthy" foods was almost the same feeling as a death sentence. Now I can't get my hands off of healthy. Yellow and red beets, avocado, red onion, cilantro and lime. Short, sweet and to the point. Who knew a salad could be.. well.. tasty? (and let's not forget how photogenic the dish is as well). The slight tart taste that a beet gives off was countered by the sweet sensation of not only the lime but the red onions as well. A slight crunch with a smooth finish. This healthy choice is not on the menu but is available as a special at the restaurant.
I mean really... how can queso dip and chips NOT be good??
This Mexican inspired dish was added to the menu with a little twist. Queso Fundido with melted menonita cheese, tequila blanco, chorizo and fresh tortilla chips on the side. $10 and an added $3 for the chorizo but completely worth it. The creamy, zesty dish was given a little bit of a kick from the added chorizo.
Tacos, tacos and more tacos.
From the many choice of tacos, I choice to the "Hongos" taco with you all. Why? Because it stuck with me more than any of the others did and to me that means it was a good taco. I have found that in most cases, the simpler the dish the more decadent and flavorful it is. Sauteed mushrooms, rajas (or pepper strips) and guacamole. A vegetarian option, if you will, but still packed with a mouth full of flavor.
Finished off with a yummy, and foaming, cocktail!
A salt air margarita and a first for me, that is for sure. A "Andres personal creation" according to the menu. Served with fresh lime and "salt air" which is simply put, salty foam. Pictured to the left is the pomegranate version of the specialty to the restaurant. $15 for the colorful creation but well worth it for the experience.