by Mike Weatherford (Las Vegas Review Journal, April 22, 2001)

...The best new place to see classic lounge isn't in a casino. It's Blackie and Lorraine Hunt's new Bootlegger Ristorante south of the hotels on Las Vegas Boulevard. Last weekend found Blackie hamming it up with Sonny King, lying on his back to play piano upside down, just as he did in his days with The Characters. It was a warm, conducive environment, with the bar and video poker respectfully distanced from the entertainers. These guys have done enough time on top of a bar.

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