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ELV Got a Boner at MINGO

Anything butt hard

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The trouble being: said Boner was too weak, too sweet and overpriced to boot.

It was really more like a lugubrious lollypop than a turgid, harder-than-trigonometry Amazing Python of Love.

And at thirteen bucks, it was nowhere near the lush, luxurious libations available at Herbs & Rye, and up and down the Strip.

The Food Gal was none too impressed with her imbibing either, pronouncing her drink insipid as well as expensive.

Which raises the question: Has our cocktail culture gotten to the point where sophistication reigns, or are the hipsters and assorted folks patronizing these bars more in love with the idea of pristine, potent-and-perfect potables, rather than the real thing?

Because if it’s the former, Mingo is going to have to step up its game. But if its the latter, a certain type of imbiber will be happy to pay the freight — even if the cocktails sound a lot better than they are.

ELV had two drinks and his bill came to $38 (including a $6 tip).

MINGO

1017 First Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

702.685.0328

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9 Responses to ELV Got a Boner at MINGO

  • When it comes to cocktail creation, as my father was wont to say “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

  • Curtas gets a boner when the wind blows.

    One thing we can all be sure of, like the sun rising every morning, is sophomoric humor from eatinglv.

    Wait a minute! It’s been more than a week without a picture of some marginally attractive hostess at an overpriced, overrated casino restaurant!
    Is there a problem here?

    I hope not. Might be time for testosterone shots.

  • I happen to like his pictures of marginally attractive hostesses.

  • Thankfully, there is just enough pineapple and lime juice in it to guarantee you will not get scurvy until next week.
    cheers
    TRH

  • mingo
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  • With a respectful nod to Mr. Gladstone’s father, my father was wont to say, “If you want a drink, pour yourself some good whiskey over an ice cube.” The description of the “Boner” reads like a popsicle. Sounds like you got what you ordered.

  • ……but MMcK, not too big of an ice cube!

    Quality booze will stand on it’s own and doesn’t require fruity juices or fizzy
    mixes.

  • *More Photos of Marginally Attractive Hostesses Please*

  • @2007: Correct. My pops also believes that ice cube shoud be no more than a square inch. Anything larger adulterates the spirit.

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