Right down the street from UNLV is a small restaurant called Aloha Kitchen. As the name implies, they serve Hawaiian food, but with some Japanese and Filipino infuences. It may not be the best, or most authentic Hawaiian food, but it is very good, and inexpensive food with a home-cooked feeling. There’s just something comforting about being able to come in before an early class and order corned beef hash, or spam and eggs, or sitting down during a cold Las Vegas Winter night and enjoying a bowl of Ox-tail soup. My usual order is the student special, which consists of chicken teriyaki with rice and a soda for $4.49. Delicious, filling, and cheap. However, after eating here for over 2 years, I only recently discovered my favorite dish. Its the Adobo Fried Rice Omelette. Simple, but perfect: adobo (Filipino marinated beef) fried rice and egg. You can’t go wrong. You can even ask for the eggs over-easy if you want. Definitely a must try. They serve everything that you would expect, like Hawaiian BBQ and saimin, to musubi and loco moco. On occasion they’ll have homemade Filipino snacks for sale, such as tiron, pastillas, or leche flan. All in all, if your looking for a comfortable place to eat good Hawaiian food that won’t hurt your pockets, Aloha Kitchen is the place to go.
4745 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas NV 89119
Just as underground artists are important to music, Corgishoe is that to the sneaker ‘community.’ Huge in his own right, but unbeknownst to the masses. Whether he likes it or not, or even realizes it, Corgishoe has become an icon to sneaker lovers, representing what I consider everything that is pure about sneaker collecting. A normal person with a passion for sneakers. Not a celebrity, or a DJ, but just someone with a huge knowledge of sneakers and a collection just as expansive. During a span from 1993-2004, he amassed a collection of over 2000 sneakers. A few years ago he finally began to actually chip away at the mountain of shoe boxes one at a time, selling the shoes on his personal blog. Definitely a real down to earth person who doesn’t mind having a conversation with anybody who shares a passion for sneakers, although he’d much rather talk about his dogs. He is a true reminder of what loving sneakers is all about. Regardless of brand or price, whether limited, quickstrike, or general release, always and only buy what YOU like.
Check out his blog at www.corgishoe.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @corgishoe, you might just find your holy grail.
Pictures via SneakerFreaker.com and corgishoe.wordpress.com
Bacon, bacon, bacon
Some say overrated
But I think they’re just hating
And others stick with turkey
But I think that’s just faking
High in salt and high in fat
But still delicious
There’s no denying that
Some prefer you al dente
Some like you better crisp
I will eat you either way
That’s what true love is
I could eat you everyday
Or with anything
I have so much more to say
But it all means the same thing
Because all I’m really saying is
This is my ode to bacon
Taking inspiration from classic sneaker silhouettes, Native Shoes utilizes a Featherlite EVA to merge the style of a casual shoe with the comfort and light weight of a sandal. Think Converse and Vans meets Crocs. Personally, I don’t know if I could pull them off, but either way, Native Shoes is a refreshing take on a familiar style. “Footwear for anybody, anywhere, anytime.” To learn more about their brand and where you can purchase them, check out their website at www.nativeshoes.com.
The Air Jordan VI returns yet again this weekend. This time inspired by the Los Angeles Lakers, the shoe features purple and gold contrast stitching throughout the upper, and purple and gold lettering on the heel. Black suede is used on the toe box, mid-panel, and forefoot, while a black 3M material completes the rest of the upper. As with all VI’s the icy outsole is included.
Look for these to release this Saturday 5/15/2010 for $150 retail.
Pictures via www.kix-files.com
I will always have an appreciation for simple sneakers with classic details. One example of this is the Nike SB Zoom Omar Salazar. Yes, it looks similar to a Vans Half Cab and yes, it’s not the most technical design for a skate shoe, but it’s the details that make this shoe stand out to me. For example, it’s the first skate shoe to utilize Nike’s Flywire technology. It also features a hidden stash pocket in the tongue, for your “money” or “keys,” which also doubles as a pocket for padding to adjust tongue thickness. Also, the personal touches mixed in with the technical features make this shoe memorable. For example, the zoom air bag in the rocket logo on the sole and the custom tread that coincides with the overall space theme, inspired by Omar’s nickname “Outer Space.” Overall, this may not be the best skate shoe ever made, but you can’t deny its wearability, or the effort put into its design.
You can find the Nike SB Zoom Omar Salazar at your local Nike SB retailers now.
About a year ago I discovered something that revolutionized the way I think of peanut butter sandwiches. This innovation was the Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread at Tropical Smoothie. It’s actually pretty simple considering how delicious it is. It’s basically a pita with peanut butter, honey, crumbled granola, and sliced bananas. They’re not that expensive at $3.99, but as with most sandwiches, they can easily be made at home. So, here are some directions on how to make my version of this peanut butter crunch awesomeness.
-Peanut Butter (smooth or chunky depending on preference)
-Nature Valley “Oats ‘n Honey” Granola Bars - crumbled
-Banana - sliced
-Pita (you can use pretty much any type of bread)
-Spread peanut butter on pita or slice of bread
-Lay banana slices on top of peanut butter
-Spread crumbled granola pieces over banana slices
-Top with honey
-If you used a pita, roll and eat like a taco. If you used bread, top with second slice to complete sandwich.
I’m sure all of you reading this are familiar with the name Stussy. However, I’m not necessarily talking about that Stussy. Well, sort of. I’m referring to Shawn Stussy, the creator and founder of the worldwide brand. One thing you may not know about Shawn Stussy is that he sold his shares of his namesake brand and retired in 1996, and has stayed away from the industry since, literally. He has been living in Hawaii since his retirement. But in 2008, he launched a new project, called S/double, completely separate from his world famous namesake. On his website, he states, “In this day and age of big, puffed up corporate launches and parties, I hope this is exactly the opposite.” He started completely new, purely for the passion to create, and to go against the norm in an industry that he ironically started 20+ years ago. It is people like Shawn Stussy that are a refreshing motivation in life. His passion is a constant reminder to never settle, constantly grow, and to always stay fresh. Check out his website/blog for more information about this project.
Jordan Brand is set to release another Alpha 1 in a classic colorway. This time in the original Black/Royal combination. From my previous Alpha 1 Review, I’m sure you already know how much I like this shoe. There’s not much more to say. Classic silhouette. Upgraded comfort. OG colorway. You cant go wrong.
These are expected to release this June.
Pictures via kixandthecity.com
In-N-Out is about as West Coast as Chuck Taylors and Laker parades. It is definitely the must stop burger spot on this side of the country. With tons of them all around the city, I find myself dropping in at least once a week, usually after or between classes. Whenever I go, I order the same exact thing, a 3x3 (their signature burger, but w/ 3 patties and 3 slices of cheese) and a half vanilla/half chocolate shake. And if I feel like hating myself the next morning, I’ll add an order of “animal style” fries (topped w/ signature spread, cheese, and grilled onions). Perfection.
If you didn’t know, now you know.
In addition to his highly anticipated Thai temple inspired Dunk High release, Eric Koston has also designed a classic Dunk Low. Again taking inspiration from his Thai roots, he utilizes the colors of the Thailand flag in a blue suede upper, a white midsole, and red accents, finishing the look with a gum outsole. Similar to the Koston Dunk Highs that are about to release, the gold swoosh is a reference to Thai temples. No official release date has been set for these as of yet, but you can expect them to be hitting your local SB retailers soon. You can preorder them today on www.CCS.com.
Hash House A Go Go may be best known for their appearance on Food Network’s Man vs. Food – Las Vegas Episode. Located about 10 minutes from the strip, they are known for, what they call, “twisted farm food” inspired by “farm fresh agriculture, live stock, and old recipes with a twist.” Their breakfast/lunch menu includes various benedicts, hashes, scrambles, stuffed burgers, and many other Hash House originals. I frequent here at least twice a month, usually for breakfast/lunch, and try something different on the menu each time, and honestly, I have never been disappointed. They are a bit on the pricey side for breakfast, but trust, the portions are big enough to share. The wait can be up to an hour at peak times, but is well worth it. Overall, Hash House is definitely a place to experience for locals and tourists alike.
Hash House A Go Go 6800 West Sahara Ave, Las Vegas NV 89146
*They recently opened another location at the Imperial Palace Casino.
Come take a seat
I’m going to tell you how I feel
About a food dear to my heart,
it’s called cereal
I’m not talking Special K or Wheaties, son
I’m shouting Cinnamon Toast Crunch at the top of my lungs
Cocoa Pebbles and Apple Jacks
Lucky Charms, nothing tops that
2% is the perfect match
If you only have skim, I think I’ll pass
I could eat cereal for weeks on end
Or until I need more milk again
I’ve enjoyed it my entire life
From Saturday morning cartoons
To college afternoons
All the late night snacks
I can’t keep track
Time will pass
But you stay the same
A true timeless food
Cereals your name
Call me immature, but this is how I feel
Yes, I’m an adult that loves his cereal
by @_Robd and Joyness
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