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Bar+Bistro in the Arts Factory

Jan 16, 2014
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Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster vs KitchenAid these days?

I have seen old Mixmasters for $20 will all of the bowls, and attachments. Look around.

Check thrift stores, Craigslist, etc. I found a 70's KA for $30 with everything.

Nov 16, 2013
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Best mini torch for brulee, etc.

Bernz-A-Matic for me. Plus you can do home repairs, and more with it.

Nov 16, 2013
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Found My Mom's Pressure Cooker

The gray color is normal. Cook scrambled eggs in an aluminum pan and they will become gray. Rub bare aluminum onto a white cloth, and it will become gray. Aluminum will naturally anodize, but constant scrubbing will remove it.

I probably have the same pressure cooker at home. Mom got it back in the 50's-60's.

Where to buy Oaxacan-style big blue tortilla press, galvanized coal stove, clay cazuela, clay comal?

I would be wary of a galvanized stove. If the galvanizing gets over heated to the point of burning (not as hard as you think to do), you take a chance of getting metal fume fever. And NO, milk does not cure it like some think.

Nov 16, 2013
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Recommendations for Brisket, Turkey and Ham for holiday party

http://www.merchantcircle.com/busines...

Check out the Great Basin Cooking Co. 702-398-7279

Every year he does smoked turkeys, briskets, ribs etc. Rik is an award winning BBQ'r. He has done events from small to very large all over from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.

Nov 16, 2013
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Girls 40th birthday celebration getaway to Vegas

Check the AVIS rental location at the airport rental corral. A rental may be cheaper than you think. I rented an Equinox for 2 days for $56 total. I am a local , so it was a little cheaper for me, but still. The airport corral had the best price.

For a bar I would suggest the Velveteen Rabbit, Bar+Bistro, or Artifice. All are within walking distance of each other-about a block total. I like the Velveteen Rabbit the best. They are in the Arts District (Charleston + Main) just North of the Stratosphere.

You mentioned that you are coming in February. You may want to check for events like First Friday, etc through Las Vegas SEVEN, Las Vegas WEEKLY, or the City Life websites.

Have Fun!!

Nov 16, 2013
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Moving to Vegas for the winter

May help if you include some specifics IE; cuisine, price, formal, casual, etc..

For subs , try What A Sub in the black mountain business park. 50 different ones with in house made ingredients.

El Jeffe's is pretty good for Mexican, and I hit Lucille's BBQ when I get over that way.

Best thing to do is just start exploring the area. That is how I found Lucille's, I kept smelling some que on the way home from work, so one day I opened the truck windows, and literally followed my nose.

Oct 19, 2013
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solo male dinner suggestions

Treasures Gentlemans club has a steakhouse. Sapphires has a cafe, various clubs have tried fine dining with the entertainment. Some did OK, some no so well.

Oct 19, 2013
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Cleaned electric stovetop, now one burner is shorting circuit

Not all appliances are 220v, my oven can be hooked up to 110v, or 220v. Depending on how old it is, it may be 110v.

My cooktop did the same thing, but it only affects the cook top.I pulled it out, and took it apart to see what was going on with it. There are no fuses on mine, but what was wrong was one of the burner controls had finally worn out creating a short. I just disconnected, and isolated that circuit since it was a burner I rarely use anyway. That was the odd part, the switch I rarely used was the one that caused the problem.

Oct 19, 2013
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How me Decipher is this SS oxidizing or rust....

Stainless steel can rust. The name originated because it Stains Less than regular carbon steels. In order to be a steel it has to contain iron, which rusts. The high chromium, and nickel content of SS is what helps it resist rusting. Some of the parts that the company I work for makes have to be passivated to remove the outer layer of exposed iron. Heat treating will also affect corrosion resistance.

Oct 19, 2013
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Best type of knife for slicing uncooked meats?

Sharp, and any style that you are comfortable with using. Just because something works for someone else doesn't mean it is right for you. Find a knife that feels good in your hands, keep it sharp, and get cooking.

Sep 08, 2013
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Stand mixer with glass bowl: why?

I have my Mom's 1950 KA mixer that has a glass bowl. It just looks right on that mixer. Never had a problem washing it, just have to be careful handling it like any other glass object.

Sep 08, 2013
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What is this?

The max is probably Bar, as in European style of measuring air pressure I instead of psi. Bar is in regards to atmospheric pressure - 14.7 psi at sea level. More pictures may be helpful.

Sep 01, 2013
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What is this?

The max is probably Bar, as in European style of measuring air pressure instead of psi. Bar is in regards to atmospheric pressure - 14.7 psi at sea level. More pictures may be helpful.

Sep 01, 2013
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Zion National Park - any suggestions?

I work down the street. Hopefully it is better priced than Koritas, which is why my coworkers didn't go there.

Aug 24, 2013
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21st birthday dinner - fun, good food, not stuffy?

If you are here during Halloween you can see the Halloween parade on 4th St. Starts around 7pm,and goes up to Fremont St. where the par-tay begins.

The renovated Gold spike has a cool lounge, and a nice patio area now.

How big will the group be, and will you have a car?

Aug 14, 2013
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Recs for Group of Japanese Ladies

Wrong, the cafe is still open. Swing by if you get a chance, they did a neat renovation of the place.

Aug 08, 2013
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Recs for Group of Japanese Ladies

How big is the group, and will they have a vehicle(s) to get around? Cabs are the expensive option. I would suggest AVIS rentals at the McCarran rental corral for the best value. I rented an Equinox for 2 days w/unlimited mileage- $56 total. I am a local , so my fare was a little less expensive, but AVIS is great to deal with. The airport location had the best price, they accept debit cards,and they are open 24/7.

I would suggest LeThai on Fremont St.

The El Cortez - I usually get the $7.95 8oz prime rib special which is a big plate of food. Sadly though I fear that they no longer use the Atomic brand horseradish.

The Gold Spike cafe has some good food, plus great atmosphere in the lounging areas to have some fun. Their chocolate malts are also good, but they need the fat straws like McDonalds has.

Tiffany's Cafe is pretty old school American grub, I eat there often.

Aug 06, 2013
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Recs for Group of Japanese Ladies

I'd skip Tacos El Gordo, didn't find it all that great, and I eat a ton of Mexican food. Plus there is a language issue there, so unless there is someone to go between the Spanish and Japanese it could get rough ordering.

If they want American grub send them over to Tiffany's cafe which is an old school "greasy spoon" on Las Vegas Blvd. I eat there often after a late night out and about (3-5am).

Bar+Bistro is Chef Beni's project, and he is doing pretty good. It is located in the Arts Factory (Charleston and Art Way) which is full of art galleries. They have live music during the weekend hangover brunches, and every Saturday evening they have artists working on the patio; painters, scultptors, body painters, etc.. Usually something happening every weekend. It is also across the street from the Artifice bar, and Art Square galleries.

A short walk down Main Street is the Casa Don Juan restaurant, and the Velveteen Rabbit bar (a fave of mine).

Aug 06, 2013
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Waffle iron recs?

Yes it is. Mom bought it in 1950 when my folks got married, I also have her 1950 C-3 KitchenAid mixer with the glass bowl.

Aug 05, 2013
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90 year old Pioneer Tavern in Goodsprings, NV

The Pioneer holds motorcycle, and car events during the year. Haven't made it there myself yet, but my friends with bikes know it well.

Aug 01, 2013
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Waffle iron recs?

I have a vintage Sunbeam CG-1, and love it. Look for one of these, and you won't be disappointed.

Jul 31, 2013
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What happens to the cookware when a restaurant closes?

It is in my kitchen, and I use it. I am a machinist by trade, and just like industrial type equipment. I also make around 14 pumpkin pies from scratch for Christmas/Thanksgiving and the big mixer comes in handy-8 at a time. I also make big batches of salsa - buffalo chopper, and the slicer makes short work of a 7# London Broil, or whatever cut I get to make jerky. I got it inexpensively, and I have the room, so it doesn't matter to me if it sits for any length of time.

Not interested in selling it, if that is what you were getting at.

Jul 24, 2013
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Family of 4 places to eat Las Vagas

Lucille's BBQ at the District in Green Valley is also pretty good. They smoke all of their meats on site.

Jul 22, 2013
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What happens to the cookware when a restaurant closes?

I don't see them as vultures at all. When I had my machine shop I bought machinery from auctions for an average of 10 cents on the dollar of new prices. My CNC cutting torch was $27,000 new, used 1 year , then stored for 9. I paid $2,700 for it at the auction. This was the only way my partner, and I could afford equipment for the shop. By buying at auctions we were able to cash flow the entire operation-no loans, leases, or one dime of borrowed money.

There isn't a shortage by any means when it comes to restaurant equipment, so prices are kept low due to supply and demand. The guy who takes it back to his store now has to pay rent, employees, taxes, etc. so yeah, he charges more than he paid and the customer still gets a piece for less than new price. Restaurants are the most failed business venture with most going under, last I heard, within 3 years .

I bought my Hobart automatic meat slicer at a Gov't auction for $360. Found my $100 14" Hobart Buffalo chopper with meat grinder, and stainless cart ,as well as my Hobart A-120 mixer for $295 on Craigslist. Some businesses just don't want to deal with individual sales, and would just prefer to sell as a lot, or have an auctioneer come in and dispose of it in one day. To get top dollar may take upwards of a year, or more and they don't have that much time.

I look at auctioneers as funeral directors for companies. They both make a living off of the dead. Someone has to do it.

Jul 22, 2013
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Family of 4 places to eat Las Vagas

For Breakfast; Tiffany's, EAT, Dupars

Viva las Arepas, El Cortez - I get the $7.95 prime rib special, Le Thai . There are several good taco trailers around, I like the one on the corner of Bonanza and Las Vegas Blvd. Tacos are $1.50 each and the adobada is sliced off the stack as you order.

Commercial Center has several good Asian restaurants like Komol Kitchen, and Lotus of Siam. More selection is found up Spring Mountain Road (Chinatown)

The whole valley has gems , so I say just get out and explore the area.

Jul 20, 2013
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Looking for some nice restaurants/bars in Vegas on the strip

All my faves are just North of the Strip in the Arts district (Charleston + Main) Velveteen Rabbit, Artifice, Bar+ Bistro in the Arts Factory. All three are within walking distance, have good selections, and good prices. If ya have too much, and get buzzed you can walk to Tiffany's Café and get some good old school eats in a Downtown Las Vegas institution.

Jul 20, 2013
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Heading to Vegas -- could use some help

Rent a car from AVIS, low rates, unlimited miles, and they take debit cards. I got a car for 2 days while mine was in the shop for $56 total. The McCarran rental corral had the best rates.

I would say to try some off STRIP places like LeThai on Fremont St.. The El Cortez for some old school flavor ($7.95 prime rib special with Atomic horseradish). Tiffany's cafe for some late night fare (24 hr) in a Downtown institution (western omelet, or Tiffany burger). Viva Las Arepas. EAT, for breakfast. Hit Commercial Center off Sahara, and try Lotus of Siam, or Komol kitchen. Cruise up Spring Mountain and try your pick of a variety of Asian cuisines. Try out the various gourmet food trucks, or taco trailers - Las Vegas Blvd+ Bonanza has some good adobada tacos for $1.50 ea. Hell, some of the Latin markets like Cardena's,or Mariana's have great grub. There are tons of places in the valley that you can eat good for Less than $60.

EXPLORE

Jul 16, 2013
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Largest Copper Skillet Ever?

Maybe a Paella pan?

Jul 16, 2013
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