Here we go again! It’s time for our next 70th event! We’re teaming up with a few of our fabulous neighbors and favorite food trucks to bring you the Vintage Vegas Street Food Throwdown.
We’re having a face to face cook off featuring some classic dishes in honor of El Cortez’s Vintage Menu. Each truck will be pulling out all the stops to impress our judges and take home the gold. We’ve lined up some tough critics and foodies including: Denise Valdes from 8 News Now, John Civitello Food & Beverage Director at El Cortez, Jerry Misko local visionary artist, and Las Vegas’s own Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
El Cortez will also be offering a bar serving our classic cocktails and Landshark and Shock Top will have their energetic representatives present with a whole lot of fun planned.
Thee Swank Bastards will be performing courtesy of Neon Reverb. Don’t miss all the excitement and be sure and check out all the incredible bars and business in the area as well!
Friday, July 29th
Fremont Street inbetween 6th & Las Vegas BLVD
Thank you to our fellow sponsors: Nevada Beverage, FEED, and Emergency Arts
Categories: Downtown Vegas, Events, Fremont Street, News 70th anniversary, emergency arts, FEED, fremont east, Fremont Street, fukuburger, giant grinder co., landshark, lulu's on the move, neon reverb, Shock Top, sloppi jo's, street food throwdown, vintage vegas
Did you know El Cortez has an old fashion barber shop? It’s a bit of a hidden gem, located just up the stairs off the game room floor. The art of the straight razor shave has been disappearing over the years as old fashion barbers are found less and less.
Ernesto Ortiz, resident barber at El Cortez has been mastering his craft since 1983. Originally from Arizona, Ortiz moved to Las Vegas in 1963 and has been at El Cortez for eight years now. Ortiz commented that “Now a days most people don’t have time for an old fashion shave, but I have customers that have been coming in on a regular basis for 20+ years.” We were lucky enough to see Ortiz in action and thank his satisfied customer for allowing us to take a few quick photos.
One of the things we pride ourselves on at El Cortez is our rich history. Seventy years and counting, El Cortez is still holding onto its’ vintage Vegas feel as it works to blend the modern world with classic Vegas. If your looking to relax and treat yourself, stop by El Cortez’s barber shop and experience a real treat with an old fashion shave and a haircut. For an appointment or more information please contact El Cortez at 702.385.5200.
8:30am – 5:30pm
Last Saturday we held our second monthly Vegas StrEATs. First off we want to thank each and everyone of you that came out and braved the chilly weather. A huge pat on the back to all the vendors, artists, performers, and trucks for making this event successful. We love seeing everyone downtown and watching Las Vegas grow as a community. The amount of talent and culture that everyone has brought so far is truly remarkable. We can’t wait to see what you do with our town Las Vegas!
Our next event will be Saturday, May 14. We hope to see you there!
Be sure to check out more photography here, or feel free to link your own pictures!
Starting Friday, April 8, 2011 El Cortez will proudly be offering Shock Top at our bars. In classic Vegas style we have decided to launch this event with a party. Join the Las Vegas Bud Girls at El Cortez from 10pm – 1am by the lounge bar for $0.50 Shock Tops! Thats right, three hours of fifty cent cold and refreshing Belgian White Shock Top!