Best Tacos in Vegas – Tacos and Beer Las Vegas

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tacos and beer las vegas

Living in Vegas has it’s benefits. One major one is amazing TACOS!!!

Below I have listed the best taco spots that team ThreadLab made it to and returned to because they were so phenomenal. There are side-perks, which is why they ranked in the order they did.

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1 – Tacos & Beer (Paradise Rd. behind Venetian)

Tacos and Beer Las Vegas – This place is RIDICULOUS! The tacos are amazing and they have about 18 different options. My trio was always Baja Fish, Puerco Verde, and a ‘Crunchy’. Not only are their tacos insane, but they have rotating draught beers that are amazing. Several occasions I had to go home and go to bed because I had doubled up on tacos & beer. Great décor, amazing staff, incredible flavors. *Oh, get a ‘Shrimp’ taco too. And the churros – holy smoke.


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2 – Tacos El Gordo (E. Charleston & S. Bruce)

This is an authentic Mexican taco spot. Simple tacos made with slow cooked meats on corn tortillas with cilantro, onions, cabbage, and optional homemade salsa or guac. The adobada and carne asada are as tasty as they get. The menu goes a little out of bounds for me with beef guts and brains and stuff, but if you’re into that, it’s probably amazing. Super cheap, super tasty, fun little spot that is always busy.


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3 – La Comida (Downtown LV)

La Comida is a homestyle Mexican restaurant with insane margaritas and an awesome vibe. These tacos are smaller but damn are they tasty. There’s no need to stray from the Carnitas taco, but the Pescado a la parrilla is amazing. Definitely plan to be hungover, but take a couple tacos to go for morning hangover-cure breakfast.


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4 – Wahoos (Fort Apache)

Okay, so now you’re like, “This guy is an idiot”. And maybe you’re right, but that’s your opinion you are right about. You can’t beat the value of Wahoo’s tacos. And Tony Hawk said ‘The best fish taco in the world.’ Get a couple fish tacos and go during happy hour, or whenever they’re doing the anytime month long $2 bud light drafts. It’s a winning evening for Monday Night Football.


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5 Roberto’s Taco Shop (W. Charleston Blvd)

Roberto’s tacos are maximum value. They are packed full to explode and they are always juicy. This may be a fast food type place, but it’s worth it. They will always ask if you want verde or red hot sauce and I always got both. Try it – you won’t be disappointed and you can save that extra coin for the roulette table.

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We have smart phones, smart houses, smart cars… but what about a smart wardrobe?

In the digital age, convenience and efficiency are as much a part of life as a great pair of jeans. The best and brightest minds of our generation have a pattern of paring down their wardrobe to maximize efficiency and productivity, yet, despite this push for functional, fashion-forward menswear, shopping for clothes hasn’t gotten much easier.  Meet ThreadLab.

This New Jersey-based men’s clothing service start-up wants to keep you out of the mall and instead, doing what you do best. Unlike the other guys, ThreadLab is not for fashionistas. You won’t find any stylists or long, tiresome phone consultations here. Instead, the team at ThreadLab focuses on a simple, seamless ordering process to source high quality, trustworthy brands that are functional and just fit.

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ThreadLab – Ultimate Convenience. A life hack for busy guys.

ThreadLab wants to take the hassle out of men’s shopping. Using their Perfect Fit™ algorithm, you can easily set your style preferences (graphic tees or button-downs? Jeans or Chinos?) and your clothes will be custom-picked based on your selections.

What do I get with ThreadLab?

ThreadLab works for busy guys who want the convenience of looking good without the hassle of going to the mall. Think of it as the foundation of your wardrobe; they handle the important things, the things you actually need – like a good pair of jeans and a nice button down. You simply set your style preferences when you sign up and they do the heavy lifting. Pricing is flexible – $59, $99, $149 or $299 per shipment with options for on-demand orders and subscriptions.

At ThreadLab, we don’t tell you how to dress. We simply take the expansive, often overwhelming universe of men’s apparel and break it down to a manageable subset of products and brands that will fit your body, budget and tastes.

Our commitment to our customers:

  • Make Life Easy – “Wow, that was a hell of a lot easier than shopping for myself.”
  • Add Value – “This is actually a lot cheaper than I would’ve expected.”
  • Find You Clothes that Fit – “The clothes fit well and I didn’t have to think about sizing up or down. They did it all for me.”
  • Introduce Awesome Brands – “I liked the variety of brands. A mix of established brands and smaller name brands keeps it fresh.”
  • Make an Impact – “ThreadLab partners with many eco-friendly brands. It makes me feel good about using their service.”

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How is ThreadLab different?

These guys set out to make things easy, and I don’t think things can get much easier than this:

  • 365 Days to Return – Most clothing services give you 3 – 10 days to return. No hassle returns is a huge plus.
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EPL Preview – Matchweek 14

It’s already December and the EPL is in full swing. Here is the matchweek 14 EPL preview with all the weekend’s matchups and TV schedules.

Saturday, December 3

Manchester City v Chelsea – Highly anticipated match with two teams in great form. Neither have lost in their past 4 games. Both teams have been a lot of fun to watch this year.

  • 7:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App

Tottenham vs. Swansea – This should be an interesting match up. Kane is starting to show his talents, but overall Tottenham has been flat. They lost a tough one to Chelsea last week. So look for Swansea to be buoyed by their spectacular 5-4 win last week, which was Bob Bradley’s first as manager. Go on Bobby! Nice to see the American get his feet wet in the prem.

  • 10am, NBCSN, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App

Crystal Palace vs. Southampton – Palace has been sinking lately with 6 losses, including it’s shocking one last week. They need to come up for air and try to at least grab a draw this weekend. Southampton is in good form lately, but are struggling with some injuries. Could be a good test for them.

  • 10am, CNBC, NBC Sports App

Stoke vs. Burnley – I still think Stoke has a great squad, but they just aren’t quite there yet. Their offense is really deadly and I expect them to handle Burnley fairly easily. But look out for a Burnley side that will be competitive.

  • 10am, NBC Sports App

Sunderland vs. Leicester – Sunderland is bottom of the table right now… They need some serious help. Leicester has a bit of a hangover from last season. Not surprising they aren’t leading the league like last year, but they’d like to at least break into the top 10.

  • 10am, NBC Sports App

West Brom vs. Watford – Nice battle between 9th and 8th in the table. Wouldn’t expect many goals but it should be a feisty affair. So 0-0 draw sounds about right to me.

  • 10am, NBC Sports App

West Ham vs. Arsenal – Arsenal is a little stuck right now. Despite some great play early in the season, they’re on a run of bad form. They need a result this weekend. West Ham will have their work cut out, but Andy Carroll did score a hat-trick on the Gunners last year and he will be back in the squad this week from injury looking to impress. Expect a lot of boot ball from them trying to capitalize on the counter.

  • 12:30pm, NBC, NBC Universo, NBC Sports App

Sunday, December 4

Bournemouth vs. Liverpool – Liverpool should be thinking ‘keep it togetha, keep it togetha.’ They’re in the best run of form under Klopp and they look to continue that streak this weekend. But Bournemouth is no pushover and they will definitely show up to compete.

  • 8:30am, NBCSN, NBC Sports App

Everton vs Manchester United – Everton is always a tough team to beat, so I think Man United will have their hands full. Man U have put together some good performances, but overall there’s been a bit too much hype around their new signings and manager’s personality. Should be a great matchup, nonetheless.

  • 11am, NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Sports App
Premier League

Premier League – Matchweek 13 Preview

Last weekend saw some pretty good matches in the Premier League, but I think many teams suffered from a lull after international break. We didn’t see the best from any top 4 teams, and in general there wasn’t a lot of spark across the board – Liverpool drew, Arsenal drew and Manchester City and Chelsea had pretty unconvincing wins.

This weekend has some interesting match ups and we’re hoping for a little more fire. Here we highlight some of ThreadLab’s favorite picks.

Manchester City at Burnley

Manchester City fans must have been ecstatic to see Yaya Toure return last week and get the brace. Given Vincnt Kompany’s latest injury, Yaya may be used as a center back. In addition, City also may miss Aguerro due to injury. Regardless, Pep Guardiola has an impressive squad to draw from, but thinks Burnley could be a great test for them. They are a solid team and just came off a 4-0 loss last week so will be looking to make a statement. Seems like this could be a good match.

Match Time: Saturday, 7:30am EST

Channel: NBC Sports

Sunderland at Liverpool

Liverpool had a little blip last weekend. As a result, I think they need to come back strong and make sure they take care of Sunderland, a team that finds itself bottom of the table. Liverpool needs to stay focused, because Sunderland has literally nothing to lose. They won their last two, and I think will be looking to attack at Anfield this weekend. Jermaine Defoe has been class and could cause some problems for the Reds, but Liverpool has so much talent and I think they should take care of business.

Match Time: Saturday, 10:00am EST

Channel: NBC Sports

Tottenham at Chelsea

Chelsea’s performance last week wasn’t stellar, but it was an important one. They’re showing signs of the resilience needed to win the league. Tottenham should be a real test for them. Good team looking to break into the top 4. They remind me of Leicester this year in that their league performances haven’t been great, but Champions League has given them some extra games.  Getting out of their group is a different story… In any event, I expect Tottenham to continue improving in the league as the season progresses. Looking forward to this London derby.

Match Time: Saturday, 12:30pm EST

Channel: NBC Sports

Bournemouth at Arsenal

After a mid-week Champions League tie with PSG, Arsenal could have some tired legs. Also, the pressure is on the Gunners to pick up a win. The longer Arsenal keeps Bournemouth in the game, the better chance the Cherries get a result. Giroud has been in great form recently and will be looking to continue his goal scoring this weekend. But Arsenal needs to take their chances when given and capitalize on their opportunities. Luckily for them, AFC Bournemouth’s midfielder, Jack Wilshere, will not be playing as part of his loan deal from the Gunners earlier this year. When asked about the game, he did not hesitate from saying he wants a Bournemouth win... Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, Jack! Bournemouth will be organized and work extremely hard to thwart the Arsenal offense. Look for a lot of possession from Arsenal and some counter attack football from Bournemouth.

Match Time: Sunday, 9:15am EST

Channel: CNBC

 

e-commerce interview with ThreadLab Advisor Parth Sharma

Founder Interview E-Commerce Expert Parth Sharma

We met Parth back in 2012 when we first started working on ThreadLab. Back then, he was running 191 Unlimited, which was one of the first shirts brands we ever carried. Parth has become one of our best friends and a trusted advisor for all things e-commerce. We caught up with Parth over a few beers and some very average golf at our new favorite local 9 hole Skyway. Here’s our first Founder Interview in our series:

 

Tell us about you, where you live, where you’re from and how you got linked up with ThreadLab?

I’m 36 years old, with 2 young kids.  I live in Manhattan and work from home.  A mutual friend connected me and Will a few years back.  Turns out Will shares 2 of my favorite hobbies…golf and drinking!

 

When did you launch your first company and how did the idea come about?

I launched my first company back in 2002 right after college.  The job market sucked so I figured it was a good time to start a business.  I was 22 years old, living with my parents, and had basically no expenses.  My childhood best friend was in the same boat as me we decided to start a business together.  How we decided on men’s clothing I can’t quite remember but it probably happened on a golf course…while drinking heavily.

 

What were some of the successful moments of your first venture and also share some embarrassing stories of what didn’t go so well. 

In the beginning there were no successful moments, just blunder after blunder.  191 Unlimited finally struck success when we decided to drive across the country and sell the hell out of our products.  My co-founder and I packed up our car with samples and drove from NJ to CA and back, stopping in every major city to present our brand to the local boutique stores.  We drove for 2 months and opened 50+ accounts.  Without that road trip, we might never have reached the critical mass of accounts to get off the ground.

 

Which brands do you currently own and operate?  Are you planning to launch any new brands/products in 2017?

I currently own and operate the following brands (in no particular order):

 

Something Strong

Filthy Etiquette

Skinny Tie Madness

Clever Doormats

Cheeky Gentleman

Zutoq

Future Trillionaire

Knot Society

Jordan Jasper

I’m currently working on wine glasses that say funny things on them.

 

What’s the worst idea you’ve ever tested in the market? 

I once made ties with skull prints on them. They sounded cool in theory and they looked good but they didn’t sell at all.  Lesson learned, people don’t want ties with skull prints on them. I think I still have them in stock.

 

What do you like most about running your own e-commerce companies?

I love the freedom to do whatever I want and work from wherever I want.  Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Work Week (actually given to me by Will Hench) is an inspiration and I try to automate all aspects of my business so I can focus on things that are fun to me.

 

Talk about some advice that could help new entrepreneurs looking to get into e-commerce or apparel businesses. 

Before you spend time and money making your product, first think about where you plan to sell the product.  Too many people approach me with: “If I build it, it will sell.”  That’s rarely the case.  You have to push your products out to potential customers, they won’t just show up on your doorstep.

 

Where can we find your brands and keep up with the new projects you’re working on?

I don’t have a blog that unifies all of my brands and the overall operation…but I should start one.  In the meantime you can check out my best brands on these sites:

somethingstrong.com

skinnytiemadness.com

cleverdoormats.com

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Premier League – Matchweek 12 Preview

Here’s what’s going down this weekend in the Premier League. We’re highlighting a few games we think could be pretty damn exciting. Thank the good lord international break is over and we can get back to the real soccer.

Arsenal v Manchester United

This game is pretty yuge. Bottom line is, Wenger and Mourinho do not like each other. Their rivalry is personal, and it will probably show up at some point on Saturday. With Arsenal in strong form and Man U trying to assert themselves after some rough performances, we’re hoping for a hard and evenly contested match. After some nice finishing from Pogba and Ibra in week 11, Man U is playing with a little more confidence. Ibra (or self proclaimed ‘God’ of Man U) will be siting out on yellow cards, but that could just give the next in line a shot to show Mourinho something. Arsenal, with Ozil and Sanchez in form, have been pure class this year. But injury problems for Arsenal could be a big setback for the Gunners. Unbelievably, Mourinho has never lost a PL match to Arsenal… That has to change, sometime. Right..? Get the bloody mary’s prepped for this early Saturday match, boys!

Match Time: Saturday, 7:30am EST

Channel: NBC Sports

Man Utd v Arsenal, 19 November

 

Southampton v Liverpool

Liverpool has been pretty class this year under Jurgen Klopp, and it already has many wondering if they could pull off a title. They’re on a 12 game unbeaten streak in all competitions so this game is big for them to stay on track. But Southampton is no pushover. Sitting in the 10th sport in the table, they have a lot to prove. Southampton continually loses players to bigger clubs, but they do an amazing job with the players they have. Klopp told reporters, “Southampton, if you would have asked me nearly at each point in the season until now, I would have said [they are] the biggest surprise for me again.” Should be a great match.

Match Time: Saturday, 10:00am EST

Channel: NBC Sports

Southampton v Liverpool, 19 November

 

Stoke vs Bournemouth

Stoke is in really good form – They’ve won 11 points since the start of October; Only Chelsea and Liverpool have collected more. Stoke is just a sneaky amazing team with the likes of Shaqiri, Arnautovic, Bony, Allen, and others. They have slowly gained respect over the years as a tough opponent with some legitimate attacking weapons at their disposal. We’ll see if Bournemouth can mount a successful defense against some extremely talented attacking. Bournemouth has struggled to put goals away this year but are hoping to regain some confidence and notch some goals of their own. Arter will have his hands full trying to slow the Stoke attack, while Benik Afobe will be looking to get back in the goal scoring groove. It would be nice to see Wilshere have a strong performance. He’s been solid since his move from Arsenal, but has yet to prove his full worth. This is exactly the type of mid-table game that could provide some sparks.

Match Time: Saturday, 10:00am EST

Channel: Streaming on NBC Sports

Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth, 19 November

 

Middlesborough v Chelsea

This game is on the list mainly because Chelsea is just so fun to watch. As an Arsenal supporter, it pains me to say but I’ve been playing with Chelsea in Fifa 17… They’re just so good! Hazard is a completely new man with Mourinho gone, Costa decided to start scoring again, Matic and Kante are beyond solid, and Luiz and company are holding down the back line quite proficiently. Hell, If Chelsea win without conceding a goal, it will be the 10th time a PL club has won at least six consecutive matches without letting a goal in (Oh yea, and Chelsea will have been responsible for half of those). Look out Middlesborough, you might be going for a ride. I’m expecting a 9-1 formation from them. Better hold on like Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton at the end of Twister. Good luck.

Match Time: Sunday, 11:00am EST

Channel: NBC Sports

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International Break is The Worst

As a premier league fan, International Break is pretty tough to handle. You can catch some interesting games, but ultimately you’d much rather just watch your prem team play. Along with the pain felt by fans, international breaks also have their flaws as far as managers and players go.

Int’l breaks have a nasty habit of disrupting the teams that are in good form and giving the stragglers a little time to regroup. Liverpool are absolutely flying right now, Chelsea and Arsenal are in form, and Manchester big dogs are trying to keep it between the lines after some early suspect performances. But what’s going to happen next week? The problem is you just don’t know how a team will perform coming back after a break.

Next are the injury concerns. Arsene Wegner recently admitted that international break was really stressing him out. We feel ya, buddy. With Sanchez potentially missing six weeks and Bellerin dealing with an ankle issue, there may be plenty more sleepless nights ahead for the Arsenal manager. Other managers have similar concerns – Hazard, Costa and Drinkwater may be sitting some games out in the coming weeks as well, to note a few. These breaks are just a necessary evil, and managers and players alike need to find the delicate balance of representing their country while performing for the club that employs them. Tweaking a hammy playing 5 v 2 in international practice isn’t so funny when it sidelines a guy that takes home $200k/week for a club…

And where the hell do you watch the games? NBC has absolutely revolutionized the way you can catch prem games, but getting international games is still some forbidden thing. It’s like the good old days when you got one European match each weekend, and ONLY if you had a buddy at the cable company and he hooked you up with a black box. There are definitely ways to watch the games, but either you need additional cable channels or you need to find random streaming sites aside from ESPN.

For those of you who do want to get involved with some int’l games this week, there should be some good matches. We’ve put a little viewing schedule below for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers and standard friendlies. Find a bar or tune in at home. Use this link for some of the standard streaming options – http://www.firsttouchonline.com/soccer-tv/

Friday WC Qualifier:

USA v Mexico – Friday on FS1, 8:00PM

Saturday WC Qualifiers:

Cameroon v Zambia – 10:00AM, beINsports

Nigeria v Algeria – 11:00AM, beINsports

Georgia v Moldova – 12:00PM, FSplus

Croatia v Iceland – 12:ooPM, FS2

Mali v Gabon – 1:30PM, beINsports

Liechtenstein v Italy – 2:45PM, FS2

Ukraine v Finland – 2:45PM, FSplus

Sunday WC Qualifiers:

Bulgaria v Belarus – 12:0oPM, FSplus

Guinea v Congo DR – 12:30PM, beINsports

Portugal v Latvia – 2:45PM, FS2

Greece v Bosnia & Herz – 2:45PM, FSplus

Tuesday Int’l Friendly:

England v Spain – 3:00PM, FS1

 

 

Shopping Made Simple With ThreadLab

Andy Dalanzo owns over fifteen jeans, but he only wears one pair.

“It just took me forever to find the right style and fit,” Dalanzo, the 28-year old Providence native said. “I would rush through Macy’s without trying things on, then I just started trying Amazon. They were at least cheaper, and I didn’t run into my shitty ex-girlfriend there, but still they were either too dark, too skinny, too baggy, not like in the pictures.”

As of press time, we deduced that Dalanzo had in his closet nearly half a paycheck’s worth of unworn blue jeans. Some still with the tags on them. When asked why he hasn’t returned many of them, he simply responded, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” Indeed.

Dalanzo, who teaches at a Charter School in the Pawtucket region of Rhode Island, doesn’t wear jeans everyday. But he, like many men, knows the value of at least one good pair.

“I was just looking for jeans I could wear out to a bar or a decent restaurant at night, but also casual enough to wear around town on a sunday,” we overheard Dalanzo bemoan to his third grade students during free time, one of whom was seen drawing penis pictures on the “safe space” table in the back of the room. He was wearing nice jeans.

Comfort and ease of purchase notwithstanding, jeans are growing into the most versatile piece in a man’s lineup these days, to be paired with everything from casual whites to blazers and jackets. Unfortunately, many of us are reduced to wearing the same styles we used to sport in high school. You know, those days when chinstraps and wife-beaters were cool.

If you or somebody you know has a story similar to Andy, you are not alone. 7 in 10 men suffer from Shitty Shopping Syndrome. Symptoms range from impulsivity, fear of trying clothes on, inability to compare pricing, shame, depression, and having ritualistic fires where you burn all your unused clothes because you can’t stand to look at them. Fortunately, help is here.

The guys at ThreadLab simplify the shopping process to help men find quality clothing with zero hassle. Technology drives the service to ensure amazing fit and realistic price points across 50 + brands.

The story ends well for Andy. He’s found his match on ThreadLab. A pair of Mott & Bow Straight Crosby in dark blue.

“I finally got the confidence to ask out Ms. Cassandra,” Andy told us. “She told me I needed to get some new shirts first.”

Why You Can’t Trust Brand Sizing

It’s pretty well known that clothing sizes vary across different brands, but we had NO idea how much variation actually existed until we collected some data. We’ve put together dozens of charts but this one in particular makes it evident what we’re talking about. We measured 29 Medium shirts across 21 brands. Y-axis shows # of shirts, X-axis shows chest size in inches across. What this chart shows is that if you buy Medium shirts from a few brands, they could all have VERY different chest sizes- in some cases a variation of over 4 INCHES(!), and the same can be found for the other shirt measurements like midsection, length, sleeve length and yoke.

ThreadLab measures up to 15 dimensional measurements on every product in our catalog so that you don’t have to worry about fit. We take care of all that for you. So you can worry about more important things in life.

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