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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Mundo – A Latin Chic experience

Mundo Brunch Bloody Mary

Nothing says “Brunch” like Bottomless Bloody Marys and that’s just what they are serving up in Mundo, a beautifully appointed restaurant which bills itself as Latin chic, tucked away in the World Market Center in Las Vegas.
We, here at B-t-B, are notorious at sniffing out where the bars are, *cue 1960’s beach party music* so the first time we went to Mundo was the day after Winter Market. The menu was limited but the wait staff, despite feeding 30,000 hungry designers & buyers, was fast and service was impeccable.
So what better place to take this mom for Mother’s Day: From the moment we sat down, my bottomless drink stayed filled as if it was some magical cup. I had the chicken satay, flavored Latin style and the Benedict Mexicano, a rich offering of jalepeno cornbread, poached egg slathered in pork carnitas simmered in a green chile hollandaise.

Benedict Mexicano

Of course no meal is complete without dessert with cafe con leche and a shot of tequila. We indulged in all. And just not to let down my family, I also raised a glass of Sangria to the matriarch of my son’s mestizo side of the family. Cheers to Chela.
Even if it isn’t market week and you are in town for a propane convention, it is well worth the 10$ cab ride from mid strip to the WMC just for Munco. However go to Open Table and make a reservation 1st as they are always busy even when it isn’t serving the HGTV crew.
If you have some time to spend, directly across from the WMC is the Smith Center for Performing Arts, the newest inclusion into revamping the downtown area of Las Vegas. On the corner is the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute which is housed in a Frank Gehry design building. It might be noted that it gives my brain a work out just looking at it. If you come during the day, you can browse the showrooms at WMC or if you are looking for shopping, it is right next to the North strip version of the Premium outlets. All within walking distance. Don’t forget your water.

Gehry designed Lou Ruvo Brain Institute

Sunday Bloody Sunday: At the Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas

Drinking Bloody’s a the Cosmo hotel in Las Vegas.

Crazy to think that at a buffet in Las Vegas you could find a hand crafted cocktail such as the Mombo Italiano and yes I do know this is supposed to be about “Bloody Mary” but in reality the Mombo is a Bloody Mary with a twist. The bar at the Wicked Spoon *great name for a buffet btw* has made vodka infused with roasted garlic then mixed it with a balsamic reduction and basil, added mixed with tomato juice and just the right touch of cucumber to make it the tastiest Bloody Mary on the strip, in my EXPERT opinion. Of course #Cosmopolitan_LV needs to incorporate this into their other bars like the Vesper in the lobby.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: Happy Spring & Bloody Mary’s from the Road: Gather in Portland

Every Day is a good day for Reggae

Since it is Easter Sunday in the US and 3rd night of Passover,

Double Tree Hotel

Bloody Mary at Gather

Here is a Bloody Mary we had at Gather, the lobby bar at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland at LLoyd Center. It was late at night and a bar but I was able to snap a picture of it. The hotel? great location & nice upgrades.

Sunday, Bloody, Sunday: New Feature: 4/1: LaGasse’s Stadium Bloody Mary

LaGasse Stadium Bloody Mary

Standard Bloody Mary LaGasse Stadium

Ah Sunday. The day to “rest” unless of course you are in the trade show business then you know that no day is sacred and every day is a work day. So to ease the pain of my fellow trade show groupies, we are going to highlight a true beyond-the-booth experience and treat you to the Bloody Mary of the Day.
First a bit of history:

Official cocktail of the International Bar Association (IBA), the origin of the Bloody Mary is not clear but is credited in 1939 to a bartender, Fernand Petiot of the NY Bar in Paris. Later he admitted that George Jessel, the comedian, had ordered a drink of 1/2 tomato juice and 1/2 vodka but he (Petiot) embellished it with the standard salt, two dashes of black pepper, two dashes of cayenne pepper, and a layer of Worcestershire sauce that is still used today.

There are many variation to this sublime cocktail, with the garnishes & more recently with the addition of infused vodkas. This has pretty much been my standard drink since turning 21 xx years ago with some detours along the way (i’ve also been known to suck down hand crafted margaritas, hand made Sangria (no bottles for this girl) and an occasional mexicali coffee.

Today’s featured Bloody Mary is from the LaGasse Stadium at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas. Renowned chef, Emeril LaGasse, brings his own touch to the restaurant attached to the sports book inside the Palazzo hotel. Luckily there is a street side entrance so you don’t have to schlep though the hotel or casino to enter. It however 21 only.

5 dollars at happy hour 11am-4pm daily

Typical of Emeril’s style, he kicks it up a notch offering a twist on the typical bar food with hand crafted pizza, salads & wraps along with the chicken fingers and burgers. And Virgin Bloody Mary Tomato Soup
Tabasco spiked tomato soup with horseradish cream and petite grilled cheese sandwiches $7

Besides each table having access to multiple TV screens, LaGassee offers up a twist on the Bloody Mary. yes you can get your standard mix but there is a secret one that has stuffed jalepenos as a garnish & basil in the spice mix. that is what kicks IT up 2 notches.