Yes, you absolutely could pool all those $25 gift cards your relatives send you each birthday and purchase the $1,350 first edition of The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) for sale at Bauman Rare Books (the Palazzo). Of course, you’ll faint the first time you accidentally spill something on it … Far better that you should enhance your classic cocktail education with more affordable reading material. At online bookstores such as Amazon you can find reprints of everything from Jerry Thomas’ Bartenders Guide (1887) and Dr. Siegert’s Angostura Bitters Drink Guide (1908) to Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) and Shake ’Em Up! (1930). Most are reprinted by Ross Bolton and most are less than $15. Still rarer reprints can be found for $20-$30 at CocktailKingdom.com. For more modern reading, check out the top three biggest sellers during Tales of the Cocktail 2010: Imbibe (Perigee Trade, 2007) by David Wondrich, The Deluxe Edition of Vintage Cocktails and Forgotten Spirits (Quarry Books, 2009) by Ted Haigh, and Left Coast Libations (2010) by Ted Munat.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.