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Tobacco Road :: Miami, Florida

July 30, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

Hey folks, get ready for the time of your life at Tobacco Road. Tobacco Road is a restaurant, bar, blues club, eclectic music spot, and meeting place for generations of people from every walk of life. This is not only one of the best bars and restaurants in Miami, it is the oldest. Established in 1912 they are quickly closing in on the century mark. No place stays in business for 100 years if it doesn’t have a ton of great things to offer. Read more

Billy Bob’s Texas :: Fort Worth, Texas

July 22, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

It seems like bars and music have always gone hand in hand. And nowhere more so than at a honky-tonk. A piece of traditional Americana, the honky-tonk has been part of Southern culture for generations. Well there are honky-tonk bars, and then there’s Billy Bob’s Texas. We all know everything’s bigger in Texas, and Billy Bob’s is no exception. With a total enclosed area close to 3 acres, space for over 6,000 patrons, a 1,650 square foot stage for performances, a 4,800 square foot rodeo arena, plus a restaurant and shopping, Billy Bob’s is the largest honky-tonk bar in the world. And as manager Marty Travis says, “It’s not just a place, it’s an attitude”. Here is the place that country music lovers from all walks of life come together to drink up and party down. Read more

Meers Store and Restaurant :: Lawton, Oklahoma

July 16, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

Sitting about 100 miles south west of Oklahoma City is the tiny hamlet of Meers, Oklahoma; a once a bustling town filled with earthy miners and lots of Wichita Gold. Over the years the gold ran out and most of the locals moved on, but a few hearty folks have stayed behind to run the only building still remaining of the old town: Meers Store and Restaurant. It’s hard to say exactly when or where Meers Store and Restaurant appeared on the scene because the building actually jumped around town and owners a few times having served in such positions as a gas station, post office, pharmacy, print shop, and grocery store. We do know that in 1949 the store was purchased by the Myers family who brought the first fresh cooked food, particularly hamburgers, to eager travelers. Read more

Gadsby’s Tavern :: Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia is home to some of the key pieces of the dawn of the United States. Children study in history classes how the Founding Fathers met in taverns and pubs to draft the nation’s earliest laws and shape this nascent country. Did you know, however, that you can sit and dine where some of the greatest of these men ate, drank, and contemplated America’s future? Gadsby’s Tavern in Old Town Alexandria showed up on the “it scene” in the late 1700s serving the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Andrew Jackson and James Madison. A major center for social and political life in the 18th and 19th centuries you can almost picture Lieutenant Colonel Washington (he was still over 30 years from the presidency) recruiting like minded young men for the French and Indian War. Read more

Salt Tasting Room :: Vancouver, Canada

June 23, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

Here is a distinctively Canadian take on the famous Spanish tapas bars that everyone seems to love. Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver, Canada is an undercover treasure trove of delectable eats. First you need to find your way to the beautifully picturesque Gastown district. Now, if you are not a local, you’ll probably have to ask one of the friendly residents how to get to Blood Alley. Don’t let the name scare you off, your payoff is just a short walk away. Just keep an eye out for the upside down neon salt shaker and you have arrived. And let us tell you, getting there is part of the fun. Read more

21 Club :: Manhattan, New York

Welcome to the home of one of Orient Express’ world premier restaurants. Here they offer diners a sumptuous treat within a treat. There’s New York City and all its glory, and you here at the center of one of the city’s most popular restaurants; for that matter one of the world’s most renowned restaurants. The 21 Club! Read more

Wet Republic :: Las Vegas, Nevada

April 16, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

One of the most popular places to let loose during those hot Las Vegas days is Wet Republic, the Ultra Pool at MGM Grand. Enjoy the day at a place that mixes the ultimate nightlife vibe with great poolside pampering and relaxing. This adults-only playground attracts partygoers from all walks of life and is a celebrity hotbed. Guests can bounce to the beats of world famous DJs or cool off in one of Wet Republic’s eight refreshing pools, including two saltwater pools. Wet Republic’s Read more

Alcenia’s :: Memphis, Tennessee

April 7, 2010 by  
Category: Nightlife & Dining

When foodies mention “down home Southern cooking” you can always expect buzz words like “warm” and “welcoming”. What you may not expect is that same warm welcome from the proprietor of a restaurant serving the calorific grub. Well, walk into Alcenia’s in Memphis, Tennessee and that is just what you’ll get; a big ol’ hug from owner Betty Joyce “B. J.” Chester-Tamayo. Every bite of her delicious menu is served with heaps of love. Opened in the late 1990s after the tragic death of her only son, B.J. chose to celebrate his life the best way she knew how, cooking from the heart. Choosing to name Read more