The Vice Lounge Online
Summary: A weekly lifestyle podcast where casino gaming, premium cigars and fine adult beverages genuinely equal bliss.
- Artist: Jason Gillikin and Tony Snyder
- Copyright: Copyright 2010-2019 by Vice Lounge Online; all rights reserved.
Time to resurrect VLO this Easter season, with an admin note about the last few months plus a reflection on enjoying cigars and rum in Bonaire. Jason is joined by his friend Alaric to review the Big Bad Baptista beer plus the Underberg herbal digestive.
In the first podcast in the post-Tony era, Jason outlines the 2020 strategy for content and programming, then pays homage to his former co-host with a collection of outtakes from the last 100 or so episodes.
Tony goes out with a bang, as we toast the new chapter in his podcasting life with a pour of the 2008 Dom Pérignon champagne. Jason smokes the Rocky Patel Aged, Limited & Rare cigar -- then we wrap with our annual tradition of offering our gaming predictions for the coming year.
Warning: The VLO Christmas train derailed upon entering the station. We sip the spiced pear bourbon cockail before Jason shares his experience with the Micallef Bold Mata Fina cigar. We wrap up with a reflection about how -- thanks to The Cal -- Las Vegas may claim to be the ninth Hawaiian island. Ho ho ho!
After sipping a cranberry cinnamon whiskey sour, your czars of cigars impart five more facts about cigars (we started this list in November) before wrapping up with a reflection on how the "image" of Vegas influenced mid-century approaches to gambling.
Sip the tasty Jason's Blueberry Martini No. 1 as we discuss the Undercrown Shade and the Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo cigars. We offer some cold-weather reminders for cigar humidification, then we circle back to an annual topic -- enjoying the casinos over major end-of-year holidays.
We begin with an important programming note about the show. We then sip the Saugatuck Brewing Neapolitan Milk Stout before reviewing the Alec Bradley Gatekeeper and Arturo Fuente Xtra Viejo cigars. We riff about how our cigar preferences have changed, then we share some of the biggest single table-game wins in casino history.
We saki-it to you with hot saki, cold saki, and a Saki Bloody Mary. Then Jason smokes a Herrera Esteli Miami and Tony smokes an Oliva CT Reserve. We share some tips for group cigar enjoyment over Gobble-Gobble Day, then we wrap with a review of nine of the biggest casino heists in history.
We enjoy a tasty Fall Ginger Smash cocktail before launching into reviews of the Kristoff Shade Grown and the Micallef Sumatra cigars. We wrap with a review of last week's shareholder vote for the Caesars-Eldorado merger and share our fevered hopes and dreams for what the new company might do.
In which, we sample the Peerless Distilling "Sip of Summer" Rye, the Arturo Hemingway Classic cigar and the Cavalier Genève Black No. 2 cigar. We also introduce the first five items in our list of ten things to know about cigars.
Sip the fiery first-in-a-century bottling of Peerless bourbon. Smoke the Blind Man's Bluff CT and Cavalier Genève cigars. Learn about heirloom cigar seeds and how to slow-play blackjack. Because you've earned it.
Shoulder Monkey! Shoulder Monkey funky. We review this blended Scotch as well as the Cohiba Connecticut and the Plasencia Alma Fuerte cigars. And don't miss our refresher about cigar wrapper leaves and about the outlook for skill-based gaming in the (clueless) casino near you.
We start by sipping the Old Granddad bottled-in-bond bourbon. Mixed reviews. On a cigar front, Tony smoked the Timeless Sterling whilst Jason puffed the FSG by Drew Estate. On the "more you know" front, we share some facts and myths around HR 1854 (a bill about the FDA's regulation of premium hand-rolled cigars) as well as explore relative comp offers between video poker and slot players.
Get your autumnal groove on with a dram of the Col. E. H. Taylor Small Batch bourbon before diving into a Gurkha Marquesa and a La Palina Bronze-label cigar. We wrap up this "succinct" show with a tour of the 10 worst bets in the casino.
After sampling from Jason's infinity bottle, Jason -- in a #ThanksDuane moment -- reviews the Nestor Miranda 75th Anniversary Collection cigar. Tony smokes the Davidoff Nicaragua Diadema. We wrap up with a conversation about the 10 best bets in the casino.