It was reported to ELV yesterday that the ban on bringing your own wine into restaurants (in exchange for the payment of a corkage fee), has now spread into Clark County, i.e. every restaurant south of Sahara Avenue. Meaning: the Strip and all points south.
According to our source, the management of The Tillerman on East Flamingo informed diners that Clark County considers it illegal to allow patrons to bring their own bottles of wine into county restaurants. ELV has not confirmed this with Clark County enforcement officers (as we did with the City of Las Vegas officials months ago), but if the County is enforcing this ban, it means that a lot of prominent oenophiles are going to be most unhappy when they seek to open that long-held bottle of ’59 La Tache at Delmonico to celebrate their latest stock split….or more accurately these days — to drown their sorrows.
ELV will be checking with Clark County in the coming week to determine its official position on this critical issue to the health and welfare of our general, classified-growth-swilling populace.