About

John A. Curtas has been the voice of the Las Vegas food and restaurant scene since 1995. As a resident since 1981, he has seen Vegas grow from The Town That Taste Forgot, to one of the leading restaurant cities in the world. His weekly radio commentaries air on KNPR-Nevada Public Radio, 88.9 FM www.knpr.org, and he can been seen Friday mornings as the restaurant critic for KLAS TV, CBS Channel 8 in Las Vegas, www.klastv.com.

In addition to those duties, he is the restaurant critic for Las Vegas Weekly magazine and has served as the local correspondent for The James Beard Foundation, and writes (or has written) on Las Vegas restaurants for a variety of publications and web-based sites, including VEGAS magazine, Citylife, Las Vegas Life, Desert Companion, VURB, BestPlaces Las Vegas, Fodor’s Las Vegas, TimeOut Las Vegas, and JohnMariani.com. He is also a member of the North American voting panel for Restaurant Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants in the World issue.

Along with Max Jacobson and Al Mancini, he will be publishing Eating Las VegasThe 50 Essential Restaurants through Huntington Press in November, 2010.

John Curtas can be reached at either johncurtas@mac.com or john@curtaslaw.com (his law office which pays  (most of) the bills for his expensive and outrageous gastronomic habits).