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A Giant Whiskey Tasting Event Heads to the Las Vegas Strip in October, and Other Dining Intel

Plus the Fremont celebrates 65 years with cocktails

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The Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
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COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS — Call it a sign that Las Vegas is returning to normal with events that were absolutely normal pre-pandemic. The resort teams up with The WhiskyX for a night of tastings, food, and live music on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Boulevard Pool. The event features more than 60 whiskies from around the world, live sets from St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Fitz & The Tantrums, a live podcast-viewing with comedian Adam Carolla, and dishes such as pork belly buns from Momofuku by David Chang, Bāng Bar’s fold ups, arroz de pollo y setas silvestres from Jaleo by José Andrés, porchetta sandwiches by Lardo, mini burgers from Holsteins Shakes & Buns, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken tender plates. Some of the whiskies available include Teeling, Aberlour, and Clyde May’s. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster starting at $75. [EaterWire]

DOWNTOWN — The Fremont Hotel & Casino celebrates its 65th anniversary with a lineup of themed cocktails on Friday, May 28, through Monday, May 31. The Fremont opened on May 18, 1956, as one of the first high-rise hotels in Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming assumed control of the property in 1985 when the company purchased the Fremont and its sister property, the Stardust, now about to be home to Resorts World. The Filament Bar, which takes its name from its distinctive Edison light bulbs, has six special cocktails to mark the anniversary. The Something Blue combines Tanqueray gin, blue curaçao, soda water, and sweet and sour mix while the Sazerwhat, a take on the Sazerac, features Maker’s Mark bourbon, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, ginger beer, lemon, and dashes of bitters. The Jackpot Old Fashioned mixes Angel’s Envy bourbon, Cointreau triple sec liqueur, orange juice, soda water, cherries, and bitters, and thee Starburst is made with Malibu Rum, peach schnapps, apple pucker, pineapple juice, and strawberry puree. Rounding out the cocktails, the Thin Mint features Frangelico liqueur, Rumple Minze peppermint schnapps, half and half, green crème de menthe, and sweet and sour mix, and the Nacho Libre, a Sauza Tequila-based cocktail, comes with apple pucker and peach schnapps. [EaterWire]

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Holsteins Shakes & Buns

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-698-7940

Lardo

, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

Momofuku

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-2663 Visit Website

Bāng Bar

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 Visit Website

The Filament Bar

200 Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 385-3232 Visit Website

Jaleo

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7950 Visit Website

Boulevard Pool

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-6797 Visit Website

Fremont Hotel & Casino

200 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (800) 634-6460 Visit Website

Resorts World

3000 Las Vegas Boulevard S. , Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-802-6460 Visit Website

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