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SOMM Cup Of Salvation movie poster

SOMM Cup Of Salvation

Sommelier Matthew-Lorèn Lindsey and present the Las Vegas movie Premiere of Somm — Cup of Salvation.
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Chef Luke Palladino with noodles

The Chefs Who Cook Las Vegas ~ Luke Palladino

Luke Palladino has spent much of his life on the road, cooking in various locales for the experience and to learn and refine his cooking skills. Fortunately for us, he ...
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Fine Food and Wine Dining

Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News 01/09/24

In this week's update, food and beverage reporter Bob Barnes shares updates on Fogo de Chao, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant, La Cave Wine & Food Hideaway, Proper Eats Food Hall at ...
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Serving Industries Worldwide mural by A.D. Cook, 1981

Serving Industries Worldwide – Mural Flashback

Finding these photos brought back some great memories. I was surprised at the time even to get this project. I was only twenty years old when a representative from an ...
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Laurel and Hardy airbrushed mural by A.D. Cook

Rediscovered Hollywood Video Mural Pics 1989-1990

A few months back, I shared a story about my forgotten art and memories. I mentioned that I had recovered my large rolling flat file with 17 drawers full of ...
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Paintbrush swirls of bright colors

The Secret Question That Leads to Success

Is this your best work, may be the most important question you ever ask or answer for yourself.
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Las Vegas Brewing News: January 2024

Voodoo Brewing Company, CraftHaus Brewery, Tenaya Creek, Beer Zombies, HUDL Brewing and more January updates from Bob Barnes.
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Setting and hitting goals

Of Dreams and Goals

I've often read that a goal is a dream with a deadline. Or, a goal without a plan is just a wish. I imagine we've all heard those thoughts or ...
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Happy New Year 2024!


This is my first post for the 2024 new year for an eventful year ahead!
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A.D. Cook Year End Summary

My Final Post

I should qualify my headline, “My Final Post,” as my final post for 2023, which is not my final post ever. It’s been a prolific year, but I can’t sneak ...
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A.D. Cook and Bob Barnes at Trustworthy Brewing

A Message from Bob Barnes

I am honored and grateful to accept my friend A.D. Cook’s invitation to contribute my culinary and entertainment articles to this website. I will be writing a weekly column titled ...
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CRUSH Entrance, Las Vegas - eat, drink, love

Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News 12/29/23

In this weekly update, food and beverage reporter Bob Barnes fills us in on noteworthy restaurant openings and closings, dining news, culinary events and entertainment news worth knowing about.
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Winnie & Ethel's Downtown Diner ~ plated menu items

Winnie & Ethel’s

Winnie & Ethel’s Diner, winner of The Great Las Vegas Coffee Shop Giveaway, is now open in the historic Huntridge Center at 1130 E Charleston.
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Merry Christmas from A.D. Cook

Merry Christmas

As we come to the close of another year, there is no better time to celebrate the beauty and magic of the holiday season. It is a time when we ...
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Meet the Team — Post Contributors 2024

The Three Wise Men of 2024

I could not be more excited to share that the POSTS + UPDATES section is growing in 2024 with the inclusion of three very insightful contributors, each with a ...
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