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Monday Mise en Place: Chefs of First Food and Bar to Have Wing Throwdown

The Site of the Wing Throwdown. Lives will be changed forever.

The Site of the Wing Throwdown. Lives will be changed forever.

Three chefs of the First Food and Bar kitchen; Sam DeMarco, Rob Ryan & Jake Mual, are going to have a Wing Throwdown on Saturday, July 31 to see who makes the best Chicken Wing at First. Diners will be the judges of who’s wing reigns supreme.  I’ve talked with each of the competitors and the battle is ON for this one, especially with the never ending breaking of balls at stake.

Following the Throwdown, the first 10 competitors to sign up will compete in a Wing Eating Competition emceed by yours truly!  The winner of the Wing Eating Competition will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to First and a goodie bag.  More importantly, they will be immortalized forever on as the First Food and Bar Wing Eating Champion.  The spoils of war are tremendous in this one!

Here’s how the night is scheduled to go down:

Saturday, July 31, 2010

  • 10 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Diners are invited to judging and vote for their favorite wing
  • 10 p.m. – Sign up for wing eating competition begins (remember, limited to the 1st 10 people that sign up)
  • Midnight – 1 a.m. – Post party with open sponsored bar by Stoli White Pomagranik and specials from Wirtz Beverage Coors.

Of course, First’s infamous Happy Hour starts at 11pm, featuring 2-for-1 Draft Beer, Stoli and Patron.

This should be one hell of a Saturday night, it would be great to see you all!  I’ve set up a Facebook Event so you can let us know you’re coming.  Tell your friends!

Crema Catalana from Julian Serrano

Crema Catalana from Julian Serrano

It’s official, people have gone off the deep end with these National Days.  We just had National Tequila Day and Tuesday the 27th is National Creme Brulee Day, which if you must celebrate, get the Crema Catalana from Julian Serrano at Aria or the new Chai Tea Creme Brulee from First Food and Bar.

Apparently Riesling wine is too good to just have a day so they took a whole fucking week. No…really.  In honor of Riesling Week (July 25 – August 1) Alizé at the top of the Palms has a special Riesling Week menu at $65 that features items like Smoked Salmon and Ratatouille Roulade, Phyllo Wrapped Anjou Pear and Roquefort Cheese and Smoked Bacon Wrapped Coq au Vin.  For more information and to see the complete special menu, check out

Locals favorite, Rosemary’s Restaurant, is offering a flight of three different Rieslings for $18 and the Michael Mina joint at Aria, American Fish, is doing the same for two bucks cheaper at $16.

Logo of the Tired and Cranky

Logo of the Tired and Cranky

A quick bit of news about the home front here at Tasting Las Vegas and that is The Wife and I are going on VACATION!  Finally!  We will be going off the grid from August 2nd – August 10th, so you won’t be seeing any posts or much on Twitter or Facebook during that time.  Just wanted to give you a heads up so you didn’t think we quit / died.

Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

Follow Mike and Tasting Las Vegas on Twitter at @TastingLasVegas

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