Whether catering to a girls’ birthday party or delicately pampering a single pair of hands, The NailPort Nail Salon's devout technicians use high-end CND Vinylux, OPI and Gelish products to pamper their clients' faces and bodies. During spa mani-pedis, they file ragged edges and push back encroaching cuticles to make room for colorful decorations sealed beneath long-lasting Shellac coats. Chemical peels improve appearance of hands and feet, eyelash extensions add ferocity to peepers, and brow tinting helps standout hairs blend in with underlying skin tones or jungle foliage.
For more than 30 years, Lee's Discount Liquor has stocked its shelves with myriad spirits, beers, and wine, earning a readers' pick as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best Liquor or Wine Store of 2012. Prospective imbibers get lost in a fluorescent catwalk of domestic and international tequilas, rums, cabernets, and microbrews, which deck out beverage collections with enough flavors to match any type of cuisine or postage stamp desired. Lee's Discount Liquor also hosts in-store tastings and an annual spirit-sampling event, which merges its myriad sips with entertainment from live bands.
Kaizen Fusion Roll & Sushi intersperses inventive sushi rolls with Japanese entrees, finger fare, and half a dozen sakes served hot or cold. A wood-framed, square sushi bar dominates the space, backed by an accent wall that captures the shimmering hues of a flame. Patrons can sidle up to the sushi bar to enjoy seaweed cylinders flung into their mouths directly from the chefs’ knife, or settle at a table along a chartreuse wall. In addition to using fresh fish, the restaurant's sushi selection reverses traditional rolls with ingredients such as Korean-style barbecue short rib or pickled pumpkin. Kaizen Fusion Roll & Sushi's chefs also think outside the cylinder as they whip up conical and spherical entrées of Asian-style barbecue and teriyaki accompanied by imported Asian beers and saketinis.
In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare wrote, "A cheeseburger by any other name would taste as juicy." Okay, not quite, but if the Bard found himself at Shakespeare's Grille and Pub, he'd probably be inclined to try the Angus cheeseburger that's named in his honor. Not surprisingly, the rest of the menu has an English slant?there's shepherd's pie with homemade mashed potatoes, English breakfast served all day, and bangers and mash covered in onion gravy. The pub fare pairs perfectly with the 100-plus beers on hand, such as drafts of Guinness and bottles of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. Even more eclectic than the beer list are the weekly events, which include everything from wine-and-paint parties to Johnny Cash karaoke.
Both Tommy Rocker's locations celebrate Las Vegas's modus operandi by featuring live entertainment, 24/7 gaming, and a surfeit of burgers, sandwiches, and ribs made with house-made barbecue sauce. The festive bar and grill is named after its equally festive owner, musician Tommy Rocker, who frequents the stage to perform his Jimmy Buffett–style rock and comedy show. When he isn't strumming guitar chords and orchestrating sing-alongs, he pencils comedy acts and guest bands into the event calendar. During the Saturday Night Truck Stop, he and his staff fill their parking lot with local food trucks and a beer-pong table until 4 a.m., which is enough time to brush up on Emily Post's beer-pong table etiquette.
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.