A nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities, New Vista Community hosts festive fundraisers throughout the year. Savvy to the pulse of the community, event organizers throw raucous events such as wine walks, which regale guests with the foolproof combination of fine food samples, wine and cocktails, and live music. Guests at the Brew's Best Hand-Crafted Beer festival sip free samples of regional brews, and at the lighthearted Adam & Eve's Love Fling, love-happy attendees and confused mannequin collectors bid on bachelors and bachelorettes.
Though many in the community may know New Vista Community primarily for these events, the organization dedicates its best energies to help those with disabilities. Founded in 1984 by three sets of parents with intellectually challenged kids, the charity provides group homes, assisted living, job training, and field trips to kids and adults.
In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.
The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.
The ultra haute guides at Elite VIP Tours lead groups to Vegas's hottest and most coveted clubs and venues. Whether on a club hop in a luxurious party bus, a walking tour of the nightlife, or a jaunt to some of Vegas's most exclusive day-club pool parties, guests enjoy the special attention of a VIP host and the right to dodge any lines and cover charges they come across. Venues change to keep the tour as hot and fresh as a biscuit made by Gucci; past locations have included Tao inside the Venetian, LAX inside the Luxor, and Pure inside Caesars Palace.
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.
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.
Q&A with Jennifer Schai, Owner
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.
For a quick bite to eat, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Be sure to complete your meal at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse won't cost you a sitter.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse's al fresco patio seating.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse complimentary wifi.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.