OVERHEARD ON THE SCANNER: The person “has been watching too many police shows.”
THOSE WATCHING LAST WEEK’S LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL meeting were treated to a little mixology lesson.
A restaurant owner had gotten into trouble for listing margaritas on the menu, even though he only has a beer and wine license.
Mayor Oscar Goodman had a suggestion.
“In my youth,” he said, looking back across the chasms of time, “I think I knew people who made margaritas with wine.”
“We’re looking into that,” the restaurant owner said.
Well, look no further.
The cheap and easy version calls for a 12-ounce can of frozen lime concentrate and at least 36 ounces of Chardonnay (box-o-wine not recommended).
If you’re feeling fancy, mix 6 ounces of dry white wine, 4 ounces of Mexican Controy, Cointreau or Triple Sec, ice, and the juice from 10 to 12 freshly squeezed limes.
Or you could just get a liquor license.
OVERHEARD ON THE SCANNER: “Moving on to my next ‘Pulp Fiction’ scenario. …”
REP. JON PORTER HAS A NEW NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR in Anthem. Sen. Harry Reid’s son, Josh, moved his family in a few days ago.
The senator offered the news during banter at a congressional delegation meeting on Wednesday. It’s not clear if they will become back fence buddies, but Porter said he welcomes the new neighbor.
One reason, he said: “Josh has a pool.”
OVERHEARD ON THE SCANNER: “I’m going to head back to Laughlin before the tsunami hits.”
THE REVIEW-JOURNAL NEWSROOM RECEIVED A CALL from one of the beautiful people last week.
After the May 30 Neon section, featuring “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker on its cover, landed on doorsteps, features editor Frank Fertado was assaulted by an angry voice mail. A woman, identifying herself only as a former cosmetologist — and as far as Week In Review is concerned that’s the only credential you need — vented about having her sensibilities offended by Parker’s mug.
“I work very hard at making myself look appealing to other people,” the caller said. “I don’t know who’s responsible for putting Sarah Jessica Parker on your cover. … I am, ad nauseam, sick of looking at her ugly face. … That woman is ugly. She has a nose like a banana. She’s homely.”
“She can afford to get that schnoz of hers chiseled down. … If I can spend four hours in the gym each day, and when I had a bump on my nose went to a plastic surgeon and got it chiseled down, so can she.”
Hear the call and be horrified: http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/vegasvoice/
OVERHEARD ON THE SCANNER: “Put me on that. I’ve had a lot of experience with disorientation tonight.”
PAUL AIZLEY IS CONSIDERED THE FAVORED CANDIDATE to become the next member of the state Assembly from District 41, having been handpicked by the district’s previous representative, Assemblyman David Parks, D-Las Vegas. Aizley, a 72-year-old math professor at UNLV, mused that if he wins, “It’s kind of amusing to think I’ll be a freshman again after all these years. But that’s what I’m hoping to do.”
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