[The Hangover Report]
Notes from four non-blondes
Why Team Hangover was unable to attend last Thursday’s “Blondetourage” party at Tao
Thu, Feb 5, 2009 (midnight)
I was washing my non-blond hair and biding my time until someone throws an Auburning [Wo]man party.” –Xania Woodman
“I was dyeing my hair back to blond so I could conform to society’s stereotype of ‘beautiful.’” –Deanna Rilling
“Like Audrina from The Hills, I’d enjoy being the token brunette. Unfortunately, I cannot advocate anything that encourages tanning. Hello, skin damage.” –C. Moon Reed
“I couldn’t make it because I was recovering from the blonde I was with the night before!” –Jack Colton
Tao — one of the hottest restaurant/nightclubs destination anywhere — continues to be the highest grossing restaurant in the country, due mostly to drink sales. It features Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine served in a beautiful eastern-influenced setting that includes waterfalls, century-old wood and stone, a hand-carved 20-foot-tall Buddha and an infinity pool full of Japanese carp. Tao's entertainment complex includes an ultralounge, a nightclub and a rooftop pool. And although it sprawls about 60,000 square feet, it's often packed with wall-to-wall people.
The "nightlife will probably always overshadow Tao’s restaurant operations, though chef Mike Armstrong runs a tight ship and pushes out stellar food," says Brock Radke, Las Vegas Weekly restaurant reviewer. Radke ranks Tao Restaurant at No. 16 on his list of the 20 most important restaurants in Las Vegas.
3355 S. Las Vegas Boulevard