For The Price Of A Drink
“Shortly after incorporation, the State of Nevada reluctantly became the last western state to outlaw gaming. This occurred at midnight, October 1, 1910, when a strict anti-gambling law became effective in Nevada. It even forbade the western custom of flipping a coin for the price of a drink.”
~ from the History Of Las Vegas page on Wikipedia.
by Reviewer Rob
A few months ago in 2014 in San Diego there was this cute little darkhaired bartender at Harbor Town Pub in Point Loma that challenged me to a quick game of Rock, Paper, Scissors for the price of my first beer when I met her one night after sitting at her bar. She won. Not sure if that nominal game of skill and chance was strictly legal from a technical standpoint – if it’s something that would never be enforced isn’t it de facto not illegal? – but it was something that made me like her immediately.
This, above, is a picture of a cold glass of Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 7%. Tonight’s bartender warned me about it. He said it was “really grapefruity”, but I’d asked him for about a half a dozen shot tasters before this, looking for something like the usual IPA that I prefer, before settling on it. So I said what the hell. It’s not that bad.
Life is sometimes about compromises.