Attendees Dish On Their Favorite Place To Grab A Drink Or A Bite In Las Vegas

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Andrew Arruda, MAS
National Sales Manager
Hub Pen Company
Braintree, Massachusetts
UPIC: HUBPEN

For the industry, the best place in Las Vegas is Eyecandy in the Mandalay Bay. Everyone at Expo goes there. You can stop in at any point from 7 pm to closing, and you’ll find a wide array of your industry friends from small companies to large companies, from suppliers to distributors. It’s a great meeting place to let some steam off after the show.

Brittany David
Sales Manager
SnugZ/USA
Salt Lake City, Utah
UPIC: SNUGZUSA

I love the atmosphere at Tao (at the Venetian). It’s a fun, unique place. Both a restaurant and a club, it has awesome pan-Asian fusion cuisine and specialty drinks. It has a wonderful Chilean sea bass, and the sushi is really good.

Brett Hersh
President
Admints & Zagabor
Bellmawr, New Jersey
UPIC: ADMINTS

The Voodoo Lounge at the top of the Rio. It has something called the 7 Deadly Sins served in an extra-large margarita glass. It’s delicious. It has a shot from every bottle behind the bar and dry ice making it smoky. Fortunately, the drink comes with a bunch of straws as well because it’s really meant for three or four people. The Voodoo Lounge also has an outside deck with a great view and live music; it’s a must see on a Las Vegas trip.

Brian Hiner
Regional Sales Manager
Vitronic Promotional Group
Mason, Ohio
UPIC: ACHIEVER

There are so many, it’s hard to narrow them down. I really enjoy the bar at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris. It serves great cocktails and has a wonderful view of the Bellagio’s fountains. Red Square, at the Mandalay Bay, is also really nice. For food, Tao is unbelievable. It’s like P.F. Chang’s on steroids.

Jessica Koronka Hiner
Account Executive
The Magnet Group
Naperville, Illinois
UPIC: THEM8674

Tao, located in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian. It has an Asian restaurant on the first floor and a bar and club on the upper level. There’s a really fun and eclectic atmosphere to the place. It’s known for its tao-tinis. If you’re looking to take the hurt off your feet at the end of a day on the show floor, have one of those. They’re better than ibuprofen.

Cindy Jorgenson, MAS
Interaction Specialist
Brown and Bigelow
St. Paul, Minnesota
UPIC: BB1896

Regarding food, the answer is easy: Hands down, the best place to have a meal is Craftsteak at the MGM Grand. From the bread they bring you to the entrees and everything in between, it’s excellent. But my favorite is the signature dessert: the monkey bread. For a drink, it’s Eyecandy at the Mandalay Bay. It’s always filled with industry people in a good mood. It’s like a PPAI-sponsored party that PPAI didn’t sponsor. Day or night, you’re guaranteed to run into someone you know.

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