Secrets of a Vegas high-roller suite from its manager

Brandon Presser managed the high-roller suites in Las Vegas's Cosmopolitan. They're reserved for players who front more than a million in the hotel's private casino. Read the rest

My favorite coffeemaker: the Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator

I've tried many different kinds of coffee makers. The two I use the most are my Rancilio Silvia ($685) (modded with a PID temperature control system) and a Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator ($26). The Bialetti happily accepts any kind of ground coffee (from coarse grind to nearly-powered Armenian coffee) and produces strong tasty coffee in about two minutes. My Bialetti has been abused (the handle and lid melted off when my daughter it on the burner unattended for about 45 minutes) but I repaired it and it is serving me well:

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