Remember this book?
Remember these guys?
Remember all the fun we had with the first three editions of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants?
Let’s face it, who doesn’t?
Who can ever forget the ego wars? The temper tantrums? The pitched battles between Max Jacobson, Al Mancini and I, in which low-brow insults and high-pitched bon mots were our only weapons? Ah, those were the days:
Well….we’re baaaaack….bigger and better than ever, later this month, when edition #4 will hit the shelves of more than a few bookstores and Amazon.com.
This time, we’ve substituted youthful insight and vigor — in the form of Greg Thilmont and Mitchell Wilburn — for the dueling critics format, and we spread a lot of love around in the second half of the book, which aims to cover almost every sort of quality eating and drinking activity you can think of in our humble burg.
The official Huntington Press press release went out yesterday, and none other than Robin Leach had a few choice words to say about some of our choices.
And since the cat’s out of the bag about the Top 10 Restaurants in the book, we’ll list them here for you (which in no way relieves you of the obligation to actually BUY the book and spend countless HOURS pouring over our DEATHLESS PROSE).
‘e’ by JOSÉ ANDRÉS
L’ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON
RESTAURANT GUY SAVOY
TWIST BY PIERRE GAGNAIRE
For the record: If one of your favorites didn’t make it to the top ten, take heart, there are forty other slots to fill. For the record #2: Almost half of the 50 Essential Restaurants are places that were not in the last (2013) edition. For the record #3: What this edition lacks in venom it more than makes up for in content. And we’re happy and proud to have Al’s blessing and Max’s quotes in the book….and look forward to dueling with them in the future, on or off the internet.
(As long as this man is in town, his restaurant will be in our top 10)
BTW: Today is auspicious in more ways than one. April 1st marks the 8th anniversary of this web site — something else we’re awfully proud off.
No foolin’ on that one either.
Happy April Fool’s Day!