Basic Highly Emphasized Suggestions of a Pipe Show:
-We Love ALL Pipe Smokers no matter what pipes they smoke or blends they covet! (Basically what I have been saying on the Pipes Magazine Radio Show for 10 years)
-Ask Before You Touch.
-Ask all the questions you have. There are no bad questions and asking is how we learn.
-Introduce yourself and make new friends.
-Cash is usually king but, a good amount of exhibitors will take an electronic payment of some kind.
-Support the show by buying raffle tickets, buying a dinner ticket, donate to the raffle, buy a drink at the cash bar in the lounge and lastly, share about the show to all your friends. All these will help make the show stronger.
-Berating, Badgering, Belittling, Bullying and Arguing will not be tolerated. Basically don’t be an ass, be NICE!
Brian’s Highly Emphasized Suggestions of Las Vegas:
-Drink lots of water. It is a desert out there. Save some money and go to the 7-11 in front of the hotel and buy a case of water for $8.00 versus $3.50 for one bottle in the hotel.
-Don’t forget to eat. Protein bars are some of my favorite snacks to get me through the day.
-Comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking and standing.
-Dress in layers. It can be warm during the day and cool down at night. The temperature can be vary inside as well.
-Vegas is a tipping culture. A couple bucks cash goes a long way. Don’t forget to tip your bartenders and servers!
Brian’s Favorite Places to Eat:
-In-N-Out Burger is a ten walk from the casino. Go out the front of the casino cross the street and turn left.
-The Oyster Bar at Palace Station is just dang good. Walk-ups only, no reservation and the line can get quite long but, boy is it good.
-Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Hotel. French restaurant with out door seating along the strip and a view of the Bellagio fountains.
-Gordon Ramsey’s Burger at Planet Hollywood. Great Burgers and Truffle Fries!!!!
-Buddy V’s at The Canal Shops at The Venetian. Italian food from the Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.
-Urth Caffe at The Wynne. The best Cappuccino I have ever had!! And good food too!
Brian’s Favorite Things To Do (besides gambling):
-Catch a show. See what shows are going on at vegas.com/shows/
-Have a bowl at a bar. Most bar areas in Casinos are pipe and cigar friendly (just ask first).
-People watch while walking the Las Vegas Strip. Bring your pipe and go for a stroll.
-Outlet Shopping. I prefer the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ($10-$15 Uber from the hotel).
-Luxury Shopping at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, The Fashion Show Mall, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian or really high-end shopping The Shops at Crystals at The Aria. All of these are on the Strip.