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Yes, We Will Have No Bananas

Don’t worry, we’re not going all Birkenstock on you with these last two posts. Every once in a while though, we lift our nose out of a grand cru Burgundy, after having polished off some Caspian Sea beluga, followed by Chilean sea bass and a Komodo Dragon steak, to actually pay attention to the world at large. And because of it, Eating Las Vegas is starting to strongly suspect there just might be something to this whole carbon-footprint thing.

Click here for some dire news for banana fans.

Is local food really miles better?

We Las Vegans don’t usually concern ourselves with the mundane and temporal; not when there are spiritual quests surrounding us like The World Series of Poker and NASCAR. And who has time for annoyances like global warming and geopolitics when the Rio Hotel just formed a partnership with Club Sapphire to bring naked mega-babes to the hotel pool?

Talk of locavores and going green might play to the crowds in San Francisco and L.A., but around here these topics get as much traction as as ban on blackjack. And just when we thought we could enjoy Rick Moonen’s sustainable fish at RM or the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market produce at Craftsteak without guilt…along comes like some dookie in the punch bowl, ruining our gastronomic fun.

According to Roberta Kwok’s article, even San Franciscans can’t rest on their green laurels; not when the vaunted Ferry Building Farmers’ Market has been found to create as much carbon dioxide as your local Albertson’s. It’s enough to make me wanna go out and buy a Hummer.

Click here to read the complete article at

YELLOWTAIL under construction (yawn…)

Yellowtail, the Japanese Sushi-Fusion replacement for the (excellent) Japanese restaurant Shintaro that used to be in the space across the hall from FIX Steakhouse that used to be Sam’s American Grill beside what formerly was the LIGHT nightclub that is now The Bank nightclub at The Bellagio is supposed to open next month. Got that?

Once it opens, The Light Group-which owns all three-will complete its Bellagio trifecta, and be firmly on its way towards world domination of overpriced nightclubs and huge, boring restaurants with trendy decors.

Here’s a sneak peek….

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