The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK was launched on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010. That following Wednesday, the network’s first show was broadcast. We called it Pub Crawl.
I met Pub Crawl hosts Dave and Alicia through podcasting. They came to a Living in Las Vegas meet up a few years prior to the VVN launch and we became fast friends. When they agreed to host Pub Crawl, I was thrilled.
1000+ days later, we have produced a total of 112 episodes of Pub Crawl. I’ve learned that the best margaritas are made by the Devil, getting a free drink here and there is an art, and if I want the best drink prices on the Strip, I’ve got to go to Casino Royale. Even better, during that same time, Dave and Alicia have become even closer friends with myself and Melissa.
For those who’ve never done a weekly (or bi-weekly) video podcast, it is a great deal of work. . .much more so than an audio podcast, to be sure. And over those 1000+ days, the Ivy’s NEVER complained.
But a funny thing happened on the way to this post. . .life.
Both the Whitney’s and the Ivy’s have taken on a great deal of extra work in the last few months. Dave and Alicia started Wicked Pizza, and as anybody in the restaurant business knows, running that type of business is HARD WORK. Dave continues to focus on the business and deciding on its next important step. At the same time, I’ve been in stealth mode for a new business that works in conjunction with VVN (more on that later). Given the focus that is needed by both sides, we have decided to place Pub Crawl on an open-ended hiatus.
I felt the launch of the network was a big success in large part because Pub Crawl was a part of the network lineup. I cannot thank Dave and Alicia enough for the work they put into Pub Crawl. They were fun, engaging, and entertaining. Just what you want in a host. . .and good friends.
p.s. You can still hear Dave and Alicia on the world’s most popular Star Trek podcast, called Trekcast. The Ivy’s are great on the show. . .go listen to them.
Really liked the show and I’m not even from (or in) Vegas!
Ernesto Chavez says
This is depressing news! The Ivy’s have kept my company every other Thursday. For the part year. I’ve learned a lot about boozing it up in Vegas from them. I respect and understand. Their decision, I will miss them a lot.
Dave and Alicia, you will be greatly missed. For all of us who depend on your fantastic information and reviews when planning our Vegas vacations, thank you. Best of luck in your new endeavors.
Well put, Gene.
Really sorry to see Dave and Alicia moving on but as you said life happens. I wish them the greatest success with Wicked Pizza. I am confident you will come up with something even better….besides Honey Jack!
Appreciate the vote of confidence, Terry. Very classy of you.
John Herman says
Pub Crawl was a great show! But I wish the best to the Ivy’s with Wicked Pizza and all that they do. Hopefully on my next Vegas trip I’ll get a chance to try their pizza.
Best to you Scott with your upcoming changes!
Thanks, John. Appreciate the kind words.
I hate to hear this news, but at least it sounds open to a return………..
Hope the revamping of VVN is going smooth.
We look forward to tuning back in.
PS Wicked Pizza is definitely a stop on my next trip (October).
keep up the great work guys!
Always appreciate your support, Shannon. You’re a good man.
This sucks, I just discovered this site and Pub Crawl in the past few months. I am headed to Vegas in a week (after not being there for years) and used Pub Crawl for some awesome info. The Ivy’s were great on that show and I will for sure miss the hilarity that was Pub Crawl. That being said, best of luck guys on the pizza place and looking forward to the future shows on VVN.
Appreciate the good wishes, Phil. Thanks.
Sad to hear this news. The Ivy’s were so engaging and there is a market out there for this type of content.
I’m glad to got to attend at least one live taping and see you all do your magic. Good luck with all your future endeavors.
p.s. I hope to see you and the Ivy’s at this years Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic in October.
It was great having y’all in the audience, Jason. Thanks for the well wishes.