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Hot Hostesses Celebrate the Top 25 Essential Restaurants of Las Vegas

September 06, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Chefs, EATING LAS VEGAS - The 50 Essential Restaurants, Hot Hostess Watch, The List 1 Comment →

In honor of us reaching the halfway point of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants, our staff thought a celebration was in order. And by “celebration” we mean posting more pictures of the incandescently torrid, steamy, loosen-you-collar caliente hostesses we’ve been meeting lately.

Leading off, we have Julia:

…who always greats you with a smile at Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

But RRL is so trés chaud these days, one hot hostess is not enough. That’s why Samantha and Kassidy:

…are always on hand at a second hostess desk to lead you to your table among the jugglers and acrobats that seem to accost you at every turn. (To be fair, many seem to enjoy the festivities here, but we think all the noise just distracts you from Wes Holton’s exceptional food.)

If, like ELV, it’s serenity you seek with your sustenance, then we suggest a seating by Hailey:

…at Chef Johnny Church’s MTO Cafe downtown.

Regardless of your savory or sweet sagaciousness, all four of these gals saucily scan and scamper to safeguard your satisfaction preceding whatever saturnalia you seek.

And for that, we salute them.

The List:

1. Joël Robuchon

2. Restaurant Guy Savoy

3. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

4. Raku/Sweets Raku

5. Carnevino

6. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

7. Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

8. Kabuto Edomae Sushi

9. Picasso

10. Estiatorio Milos

11. Yonaka Modern Japanese

12. China Poblano

13. Julian Serrano

14. Sage

15. Allegro

16. China MaMa

17. Mizumi

18. Le Cirque

19. db Brasserie

20. Giada – The Restaurant (on Earth – The Planet)

21. Rose.Rabbit.Lie.

22. Yusho

23. Carson Kitchen

24. Spago

25. Lotus of Siam

Hot Hostess Ary Wonders Where CARSON KITCHEN Will Be in the 50 Essential Restaurants of Las Vegas?

August 02, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Hostess Watch Comments Off

ELV note: We temporarily take a break from our Top 50 countdown to bring you Aryanna of Carson Kitchen. This is Ary’s second appearance on Eating Las Vegas, and if she keeps bringing her high level of hostess professionalism to restaurants we love, it will not be her last.

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Like ELV, Aryanna looks askance:

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….at those who use this Web site to self-promote or grind personal axes.

But unlike George (one of our most astute and valued “regs”), we can’t quite bring ourself to dismiss the whiners and half-wits entirely:

John, you should ban these Yelp tards from the site. Particularly when it’s someone who appears to be riding on the coin of his high roller friends and not the one who’s paying. He didn’t even comment about the food or wine, just whined. Personally, I’ve always had a great meal at Carnevino and B&B.

Our underlying mission has always been to incite informed conversation about good food. As long as there is even a modicum of substance to a comment (however slight) we will let it stand. Our only inviolable rule is: No Witless Profanity.

Even Yelpers (poor, merit-less, opinion-holders that they are) are welcome.

Spammers, however, are not. People who spam other people’s Web sites should be shot on sight (figuratively speaking).

There, I said it.

Hot Hostesses Watch – BIN 702 + A Few Thoughts on Downtown Dining

May 25, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Chefs, Food, Hot Hostess Watch, Openings, Wine 13 Comments →

LaLa and LoLo (we kid you not — those are their actual names*) are two big reasons to do all of your fine wine tasting at BIN 702 in Container Park.

The other is: all bottles of wine are 1/2 price on Sundays and Wednesdays.


Hot Hostess Watch – Ary at POSTRIO

April 12, 2014 By: John Curtas Category: Chefs, Hot Hostess Watch Comments Off

When we asked Ary at Postrio if she would be our next Hot Hostess®, she was understandably surprised:


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Then she blushed:

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Then she graciously allowed us to use her picture to advertise the fact that Mark Andelbradt has now taken over the reigns of this Wolfgang Puck warhorse in the Grand Canal Shoppes:

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After meeting Aryanna, we’re not so sure now what we’re more excited about: eating Andelbradt’s updated menu (debuting in a month or two, he assures us), or being seated by her.

For the time being, it’s just nice to know there are two reasons to go there.


In the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian

3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Hot Hostess Watch – Jordan at FIX

December 04, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Hostess Watch Comments Off

Jordan can FIX us anytime

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She’s sweet; she’s nice, she’s fit, she’s gorgeous, and she does a yeoman’s duty at FIX doing everything from hostessing to cocktailing to serving to explaining the just-updated menu at this Bellagio mainstay.

Who is she?

Well, Jordan of course, who also happens to be our Facebook friend and one of the hottest ones we have.

So if you want one, or need one, or have never had one (a FIX, not a Jordan), you should mosey on over to the big B where the jaunty, jubilant, joyful and….dare we say it?….juicy Jordan will help you get yours of Chef  Renieri Caceres‘ ever-improving, oft-overlooked and interesting food.

And remember: officially there is no smoking at FIX — either over Jordan’s left shoulder or in the restaurant — but with her on the premises, some rules are best honored in the breach.


In the Bellagio Hotel and Casino

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Hot Hostess Brianna Beautifies Bradley’s Best Burger

July 23, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Food, Hot Hostess Watch 6 Comments →

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Brianna knows a good burger when she sees one.

Just like ELV knows a hot hostess when he meets one.

Brianna is a worthy successor to another Brianna — the Hot Hostess of the Year in 2009 — and professionally provides a pulchritudinous panacea to parties partaking palpable palate perfection.

ELV prefers proffering this pedagogic panegyric to this peak of pastoral, perpetual  impeccability:

It is the best goddamned hamburger in town.

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So beefy, so juicy, so well-proportioned, so impossibly well-seasoned, it exists at the pinnacle of burger pleasure.

Just ask Brianna…and she’ll promptly place you so your pontifacting  plaudits can pour forth.

Yeah, it’s that good.

There, I said it.

The mini-burgers pictured above are only available on the Happy Hour menu and cost $6 for three of them.


450 South Rampart Blvd. #180

Las Vegas, NV 89145


ALLEGRO’s Hot Hosts and Hostesses Wish You a Happy Fourth of July

July 04, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Host Watch, Hot Hostess Watch, Our staff Comments Off

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Paulina, Angelina, Christian Dominic and Lindsey are both hot (as in: subjectively objectifying their looks) and hotter (as in: it’s still gonna be 113 friggin’ degrees out there today), but that doesn’t keep them from giving everyone who shows up at Allegro a very warm welcome.

Equally incendiary these days is Executive Chef Enzo Febrarro‘s Neapolitan cuisine — available on the same premises, said aforementioned premises of which are always cool. (ELV loves talking like a lawyer-at-law).


Hot Hostess Watch – Yvette and Ashley at HONEY SALT

June 12, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Hostess Watch 3 Comments →

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Before ELV had even a moment to think up some clever/catchy/juvenile/suggestive moniker for this pulchritudinous pair people pleasers at Honey Salt, Yvette (or maybe it was Ashley), described their dynamic duality thusly: “I’m sweet and she’s savory,” said Yvette (or maybe it was Ashley), and from that point on, we had no qualms about commenting upon their deliciousness.


Hot Mixologist Watch – Rose at MINGO

May 26, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Hostess Watch, Liquor/Liqueur/Libations, Openings 7 Comments →

What oh what could ELV be looking at?

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Many of Rose’s charms are not immediately visible to the naked eye.


Letter(s) of the Week – Objecting to ELV’s Objectifying

April 04, 2013 By: John Curtas Category: Hot Hostess Watch, Letter of the Week 3 Comments →

The key to a successful restaurant is dressing girls in degrading clothes. – Michael O’Donoghue


King Hotpants recently wrote us with this somewhat miffed missive:

Dear ELV,

I guess I shouldn’t be disappointed that a critic in a town famous for its objectification of women has a regular feature that objectifies women. But I am.

Mr. Curtas, I challenge you to rise above this kind of crass sexualization and focus on food.

To which ELV responded somewhat harshly:

Dear King Hotpants,

We constantly get compliments (mostly from men, admittedly) about our Hot Hostess Watch feature. We have also, on occasion, featured Hot Hosts and Hot (male) Bartenders.

Anyone thinks ELV uses HHW to “objectify” women, ought to speak to his ex-wives. Now THEY have some stories to tell.