5 thoughts from the 35 Steaks + Martinis Grand Opening
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 (5:18 p.m.)
1. With a name like 35 Steaks + Martinis, I figured I had to try what the restaurant’s moniker entails. The bartender served up a saketini, complete with the coolest ice cube I had ever seen: a strawberry frozen inside a perfectly spherical ice ball. Perfect 10s for both taste and presentation.
2. As for the steaks, well, 35 knows what its doing. The sliders blew me away—three bites of cheesy, bacon-y awesomeness.
3. I’m a fan of crab cakes, and it seems 35’s chef is, too. My +1 recommends dipping them in the house horseradish sauce.
4. Deciding to save room for dessert, I passed on the spread of seafood that was out for the evening. Crab legs, jumbo shrimp and oysters—why did I eat those potatoes gratin, again?
5. The red velvet cake that was passed around was tasty, but I’d be more tempted to go for seconds of 35’s delicious mini fruit tarts.
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At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
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