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EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants

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EATING LAS VEGAS 2017 is Here!

It’s here and you know you want it. You know you need it. You know you gotta gotta have it.

And it just-hit-the-shelves. like yesterday: The 5th edition of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants – a concise, literate, irreverent, honest, meticulously researched tome that tells you where you should be eating and drinking in Las Vegas right now….and for the next year.

Everything you’ve come to know and love about Las Vegas’s only definitive dining guide is here:

  • The Top 10 (with several surprises in store)
  • The Rest of the Best (with 13 new entries added just since last Spring)
  • Chinatown (Updated and expanded with almost 20 pages of recommendations of where to get your Asian on.)
  • Steakhouses (Why we’re becoming the center of the steakhouse universe + our top 10 + shout outs to all the usual suspects.)
  • A new “French” section (Did you know there were 16 great French places in town? Neither did I until I wrote the darn thing.)
  • 17 Mexican joints rate a wave; 28 Italian ones do.
  • Expanded “Desserts” section
  • “Sushi” now merits its own chapter.
  • A fun and fascinating foreword by fantastic foodie Barbara “Babs” Fairchild.
  • 8 full pages of “Cheap Eats” (Done under duress by yours truly; thank god for Mitchell Wilburn and Greg Thilmont.)
  • “Drinking Las Vegas” now gets a serious section, with Thilmont and young Wilburn weighing in on everything from coffee culture, to brewpubs to dive bars. (Cooler, more sober heads prevailed and they left the wine recommendations to me.)
  • And my favorite section of all, soon to become a fan favorite: “JOHN CURTAS’ BOTTOM 10”! Rather than give away too much, we’ll just quote our introduction to the chapter and let you find out for yourself who won this race to the bottom.

Do you enjoy overpriced tourist traps? Tired food? Dated decor? Giving hard earned dollars to celebrity chefs who are phoning it in? Then Las Vegas has you covered too! Not only does Sin City boast dozens of the world’s greatest restaurants, it also hosts more htan a few half-baked concepts, licensing deals with “name” chefs, and sad old warhorses, all of which exist to separate the gullible from their cash. Proceed to any of these at your own risk, and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

We at ELV are warning you:

Buy this book here or here

….or BY SIMPLY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE TO YOUR LEFT!

How simple can it be?

Do it now….to avoid that most dreaded of all eating-out fates: dining in Tourist Trap or  Celebrity Chef Hell.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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P.S. They make great stocking stuffers for the restaurant goer in your life….which is like everybody these days, isn’t it?

Big Week

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This is shaping up like a big week. Or maybe just a Big Night.

But you need to be paying attention, especially if you’re a chef or restaurant owner.

Because through timing, sheer luck and/or mere coincidence, both the newest edition of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants and the 2016 Desert Companion Restaurant Awards are set to hit the newsstands sometime in the next few days.

Needless to say, there are a few surprises in store. From who’s in to who’s out, to who made the Top 10 to who rates the top toque as Chef of the Year, these are our highly vetted, contumaciously chosen, carefully conceived categorical champions.

We at ELV are sworn to secrecy until they officially get published, so until that happens, we intend to maintain radio silence.

That is all.

 

EATING LAS VEGAS 2016 Makes the Airwaves Today

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If you’re a hungry radio buff — and let’s face it who isn’t? — you can hear us being interviewed about the newest edition of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants not once but TWICE today!

The first one hit the airwaves at 9:00 am this morning and can be linked to by clicking here.

Next up will be our live interview at 1:00 on ESPN 1100 AM on your radio dial, where we’ll be dishing the dish on where to to dine to Mitch & Pritch:

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…two members of the jockocracy who know their vittles. (And who love to eat and are curious about where to get the good stuff.)

Tune in, turn on, and get hungry at 1:00 today!

Both of these shows will confirm what you already know: That ELV has a face made for radio.

In case you missed it, here we are — transplendently holding forth in the mellifluous tones for which we are known — with Mitch Moss and Mike Pritchard yesterday — on ESPN Radio, 1100 on your AM dial: http://www.lvsportsnetwork.com/episode/614-mitch-and-pritch-john-curtas-int/.

 

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