The Annual Sin City Car Scene holds a coat hand out that was started three years ago. Here’s a few local canned food drives; Three Square Food Bank is located at 4220 N Pecos Drive or call 702-644-3663; Food Bank of Northern Nevada is located at 550 Italy Drive or call 775-331-3663, just to name a few.
If you are interested in joining a car club, here’s a few you might want to check out; Las Vegas “Italian” Auto Club, Las Vegas Corvettes, The Mustangs and Classic Ford Club, The Sin City Rotary Club and The Los Prado’s Dust Devils. Most of these clubs meet every week or so.
Cars and Coffee meet every Saturday from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at the Motorcars of Las Vegas, 9500 S. Eastern Ave South of Interstate 215.
For more info contact Salomon Braun at email@example.com, or call 702-423-2677. The West End Boys (classic car show) meet every Sunday morning from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at the Santa Fe Mining Company (outside in the parking lot), 5021 N Rainbow BLVD. More info at JUDGGTO69@aol.com. The Breakfast Club of Automotive Enthusiasts meet every Wednesday from 7:30 till 9:00 am at the Thunderbird Café, located at 9465 S. Eastern (215 and Eastern), the club is open to all street legal automobiles. Very informal and no due’s to pay. Contact John Bergler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-592-9550.
Fashion is passion.
People often say beauty is
on the inside, and, while
that may be true in many
ways, why limit oneself
from bringing that beauty
to the outside? Whatever
you feel on the inside,
there is a way to express
it to the world through your
own sense of style. Sharing
your inner beauty with the world
through your hair, clothing, jewelry,
shoes, or nail color can give you a sense of individuality and
confidence to achieve the dreams and goals you hold on
the inside. It also lets people know, at first glance, what you
deem as important and who you believe you are.
I used to think fashion was about the trendiest, most
expensive name brand clothing, wearing my hair like the
“cool girls” (or trying…I always felt I fell a little short), and
reading Vogue magazine. Not anymore. The way I feel
when I put on my combat boots with a skirt and a pair of
bright, striped socks now is nothing short of exhilaration.
When I walk down the street and see NOBODY else dressed
like me is when I know I have achieved my true self. When
my 2-year-old daughter refuses to wear what I like and
instead wears what she chooses, she reminds me that she is
already her own person and needs to express herself in her
own way. When I decided to have dreadlocks and my mom
asked me what “possessed” me, I knew I wasn’t possessed,
just doing what felt right…for me.
Some things are always in style. Good hygiene, cleanliness,
and knowing that you care about your health and your body
will always make you feel good. For some, fitting in is part
of what drives them to want to be a part of the community.
For others, wanting to stand out is what makes them tick.
From the stores we visit, to the food we eat, to our choice of
transportation…if you choose your style based on your own
values and beliefs, you will always be fashion-forward. And
if you’re just not sure yet…we’re here to help!
Angela Esler-Whelan, Managing EditorRead More
Themed restaurants offer music, gifts and art to enhance the dining experience. By Joey Herkert and Nick Roque
A visit to the strip would not be complete without going to one of Las Vegas’amazing themed restaurants. We had the unique opportunity to tour 3 of the coolest themed restaurant venues around; House of Blues, the Rainforest Café, and Planet Hollywood. Each restaurant features their own unique foods, special features such as live music, memorabilia, and art. Originally started in cities on the east coast and midwest, you can now find them scattered our own casino resorts.
The Planet Hollywood Restaurant opened originally in New York City in 1991. Locally it can be found in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace. PH offers an impressive collection of Hollywood memorabilia, including screen worn outfits and props from your favorite movies and television shows. You can even see the actual outfit that Fred Flintstone wore in the movie. We especially loved the statue of Rocky Balboa from Rocky IV, and felt the décor had tremendous Hollywood style. Blackened mahi-mahi, sizzling fajitas, and the LA Lasagna are some of the unique offerings on the menu. Planet Hollywood is open 9AM to 11PM Sunday through Thursday, and 9AM to midnight on weekends.
Imagine you are in the tropical rainforest experiencing thunderstorms, waterfalls, wild animals, and tropical fish. The Rainforest Café offers you such an escape. The first Rainforest Café opened in 1994 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. It is located locally in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. We thought that the Rainforest Café was awesome! The simulated thunderstorm was so realistic we felt like we were in a roaring, raging rainstorm. Unlike many of Las Vegas’ themed restaurants, the Rainforest Café was packed with families and had a huge gift shop filled with stuffed animals, books, and other goodies. The menu offers different types of food including an Extreme Volcano Sundae, the signature Rainforest Burger, tomato basil soup, and lava nachos. When someone orders the volcano sundae and yells VOLCANO!” The café is open 8AM to 11PM Sunday through Thursday, and 8AM to midnight on weekends.
House of Blues
The House of Blues is all about extraordinary live music! It began in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Harvard Square. It was founded by Blues Brother, Dan Aykroyd and a mix of other musical performers. The vibe made us feel like putting on or blues dress clothes and getting on stage to rock out! Get up close with your favorite bands in a smaller venue, and there is no shortage of great music. The menu features a large selection of southern-inspired regional cuisine. Dishes include Creole and Cajun staples such as jambalaya, rosemary cornbread, gumbo, gator pizza, and the Elwood blackened chicken sandwich. The House of Blues Foundation Room atop the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino also has a restaurant with perhaps the best view of the Las Vegas Strip! The House of Blues is open Sunday thru Thursday 7:30AM to Midnight, and 7:30AM to 1:00AM, Friday and Saturday.
Whether your passion is Hollywood celebrities, live music, or experiencing the sounds of the jungle, you can find it at a theme restaurant. We thought that all three restaurants were spectacular and unique in their own way. By choosing to visit these extraordinary restaurants, you get much more than just really good tasting food. You get entertainment, souvenirs, and photo opportunities worthy of posting on your Facebook page!Read More
Walk-a-Thons Can Help Any Cause
Many non-profits and charitable organizations use fundraising events to raise money for their cause. One of the most common types of fundraiser is a “Walk-a-Thon”. A walk-a-thon is a walking marathon or sponsored walk in which participants raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking a predetermined distance or course.
Walk-a-thons are a good type of fundraiser because they encourage people to get active, and you don’t need to be a professional athlete to participate in a one. They are a great opportunity to meet new people, get some fresh air, and see your community from a new perspective. Because you get people to sponsor you to help you reach your personal fundraising goal, you are often not required to pay a fee to participate, or sell anything.
Walk-a-thons are not the only type of active fundraising organizations do. There are many different types of “a-thons”. There are skate-a-thons, where participants pledge for the number of laps skated. There are bowl-a-thons, where they raise funds and bowl a set number of games. Other types of “a-thons” include activities such as biking, swimming, working, reading, rocking, and dancing.
Some popular national organizations that use this type of fundraising are the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Race for the Cure”, the March of Dimes, The American Heart Association, and The American Lung Association. Some annual Las Vegas events include the Easter Seals Walk-a-Thon, AIDSwalk, and the Humane Society’s “Wag-A-Tail-Walk-A-Thon”.
Over the years, walk-a-thons have supported many great causes, and have expanded around the world. If you want to support a good cause (or have one of your own!) and meet new people, lace up those shoes and hit the road!
For more information about how to organize a walk-a-thon of your own, visit www.walkathonguide.com.Read More
your home? Especially at the holidays, it can
be so much to entertain others, and food
is an important part of any occasion. When
serving food it might seem easy just go to
your local supermarket and buy a pre-made
vegetable tray and a box of cookies and call it
good, right? We want to show you that it can
be just as easy to buy fresh food, prepare a
few simple recipes, and create gourmet food
that will impress your guests and make you
feel good about doing something yourself!
Why go gourmet?
Because food is a focus for all the
people in your life, creating a dish yourself
can be a wonderful way to show someone
you really care about them. Just like making
a handmade gift, preparing good food
from scratch shows that you are
willing to take the time to offer
people you care about the experience of something
they can’t get off a
supermarket shelf. As a
chef once told us “food is
Prepairng your own
food can save you
When you buy prepared food, even
prepared vegetable trays,
you are paying for someone
else to do the work for you, and
the extra packaging. By purchasing
fresh ingredients you can buy what you want ,
and even have some left over for another dish.
Consider buying vegetables at your local
the farmer and save the money they spend
sending the food to the supermarket.
Unless your friends are all gourmet chefs
themselves, you will likely have the chance
to introduce them to some foods they have
never tried before. Being able to share
something new with another person is one of
life’s great treasures. They may even ask you
for the recipe!
what makes food fancy?
It’s appealing to look at.
- Use recipes that have different colored
ingredients so the finished dish will be
- When selecting your size vegetables, cut
them into different sizes. This will add texture
and make the dish look more interesting.
- The way it is placed on a plate or serving
tray is called plate design. Instead of just
scooping the food onto a plate, place
food carefully onto places or
serving trays in a way that is neat clean, and nice to look
at. Try using a garnish
that will highlight the dish
and enhances the colors
and flavors of the food.
Use dishes or trays that
are clean and in good
Use fresh, flavorful
- Try recipes that have ingredients like fresh spices.
without a lot of extra cost or hassle.
- Use recommended dressings or sauces to
add both flavor and another way to dress up
- Cheese that is fresh takes on a much richer
flavor then pre-packaged cheese.
Don’t be afraid to try new cheeses like goat cheese, or Gouda. The deli at Whole Food’s Market will allow you to taste some of cheese before you buy it. A simple cheese platter with crackers alone make a great appetizer at a party when the cheese is fresh and flavorful. We want your next get together to be impressive and full great food! We have included 2 simple recipes to your holiday entertaining started. Bon Appetit!