Vegas Painting Parties' mission is simple: to invite artists of all skill levels to try their hand at replicating a fanciful image while enjoying one another's company. Scheduled around lunch or happy hour, the social classes encourage participants to fuel their creativity with food and drinks as they embellish canvases with paints and grape-juice spit takes. Depending on the theme of each event, partygoers might paint still-lifes, animal portraits, or sweeping landscapes.
Most popular offering: On-Tap Extra-Virgin Olive Oils and Vinegars
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: We are a sampling store, so bring your appetite.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
I was driving to California to purchase olive oils, vinegars, and Wines because there were no olive oil and wine stores in the Las Vegas Valley. I figured that if I was driving to California to get these products, other people were doing the same thing, and maybe I could fill a niche. I also wanted to educate my customers on the health benefits of my products and ways they can use the products in their everyday lives.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
"Oh my gosh, this is amazing."
What?s your favorite part about your job?
Engaging with my customers.
Color Me Mine puts paintbrushes and pottery in the mitts of customers old and young. Budding Toyozo Arakawas will follow six easy steps to craft beautifully painted ceramics, first choosing a ceramic piece (most cost between $10 and $75) from Color Me Mine's selection of hundreds of seasonally changing items. After charting out the desired design from individual imagination or Color Me Mine's technique sheets, painters will select an underglaze from Color Me Mine's cast of more than 50 colors, then apply paint with the focus of a peregrine falcon occupied by a Rockwellian spirit. Color Me Mine handles all kiln-firing work, allowing clients to take home their final products within three to five days. A studio fee of $6 for children under 12 and $8+ for adults and children over 12 covers all paints, supplies, glazing, and firing.
U Bottle It’s 2,700-square foot store caters to beginner and expert beverage-makers alike. The venue’s stock covers all the bases for home-brewed libations, from beer and wine bottles to labels, carboys, and buckets. Along with more than 60 step-by-step beer-making and wine-making kits, U Bottle It keeps individually packaged wine bases, sugar, malt, and more than 60 hops on hand for customers working from their own recipes. The outlet’s in-house recipe book collects standard wine and beer formulas as well as tips contributed by guests.
When Lois Margolet first opened Capriotti's Sandwich Shop in Wilmington, Delaware, 36 years ago, she and her brother, Alan, worked from the second story of a boarded-up building, roasting 10?12 whole turkeys every night and churning out a ?real turkey lover's? sandwich each day. Today, Capriotti's has expanded across 14 states, each location stacking the same award-winning hot and cold sandwiches, racking up such accolades as The Best of Las Vegas 2013 and Best of Delaware 2013 prizes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Delaware Today, respectively, as well as being named one of "10 great places to bite into a surprising sandwich" by USA Today. Though the shop is still known for its slow-roasted-turkey creations?such as the Thanksgiving-inspired Bobbie, voted greatest sandwich in America by AOL's Lemondrop.com, piled with cranberry sauce and stuffing?its menu now ventures into the realm of roast beef, italian deli meats with such sandwiches as the capastrami, cheesesteaks, and vegetarian treats, such as meatless chicken and turkey.
RockStar Guitar's certified instructors provide private, one-on-one lessons in rock guitar, classical guitar, or any other genre that's playable on six strings. The expert musicians also teach at all levels of expertise. For beginners, they cover basic skills such as chords and scale patterns. They take advanced students farther down the guitar's sound hole, delving into music theory and the dark messages heard when playing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” backwards. For anyone looking to get out of the house, the instructors can host sessions at their own home-based studios.