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News Brief's for May 29, 2015

By Misnomer on Friday, 29th May 2015 2:17pm
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Longbar Ups the Bloody Mary Ante

Longbar, Nevada's longest bar, located at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, has established a reputation for upping the ante on its competition. Now the venerable watering hole believes it has taken a recent trend in cocktailing to its logical extreme. Bloody Marys served at Longbar will now come garnished with a short order cook.

Within the past year, bars across the Las Vegas Valley began serving traditional Bloody Marys, a spicy vodka and tomato juice mixture, with fanciful garnishes. A game of one-upmanship ensued, with one bar replacing the traditional garnish of skewered olives with cheese cubes and peppers. The trend grew, and common garnishes now include slices of bacon and mini-waffles, and even cheeseburger sliders. But Longbar at The D aims to end the garnish escalation once and for all, Food and Beverage director Gary Cervelli explained. "The other guys, they're doing sliders and shrimp and chicken wings - things like that. And we thought, why not just let our customers have anything they want? Literally, anything you can imagine, one of our short order cooks can make for you while you enjoy your Bloody Mary. And we make them strong too!"

Jean Whipple, a tourist from Overland Park, Kansas, said she enjoyed the drink. "My husband and I, we were sort of hungover from the night before, so we thought a little 'hair of the dog' might do us some good. It was a nice surprise to see a short order cook standing in my Bloody Mary. I had him make me some blueberry pancakes and a Reuben, and my husband had meatloaf and a slice of peach pie. It was all real good, and we're pretty buzzed too."

While Longbar's short order cook-garnished Bloody Mary would seem to be the final word in beverage adornment, a spokesperson for Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Bar said the establishment will go forward with its plan to offer a nurse-administered nacho cheese enema with every Bloody Mary purchase.

Steve Wynn's Showstoppers Honored

Steve Wynn's Showstoppers, the Broadway show tunes revival at Wynn Las Vegas, is the 2015 recipient of the American Paper Towel Council's "Excellence in Absorption Award". The award recognizes the best absorption of music previously used in paper towel commercials into the public conscience. Council President Ken Holliday praised the show. "Steve Wynn's Showstoppers is doing a fabulous job of spilling these great tunes out into the public, where people can soak them up neatly, without the need for laundering permanent wiping materials. Songs like, 'One,' originally from A Chorus Line, but used so brilliantly in Bounty's half-sheet, three-ply, spring florals campaign. Or 'If I Were A Rich Man,' from the radio spots for Brawny's economy line of disposable shop towels."

Past winners of the "Excellence in Absorption Award" include Liza Minnelli and the singing alien from Spaceballs.


Comments & Discussion:

I'm surprised that The D hasn't figured out a way to use a Coney dog as a Bloody Mary garnish or maybe have some skewers of the gyro meat (American Coney Island does some fine gyros.).

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