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KLAS TV Channel 8 (CBS) Restaurant(s) of the Week, LOUIS’s and LOUIS’s Fish Camp


LOUIS’s Fish Camp

6599 Las Vegas Blvd.

Building P Suite 210

Las Vegas, NV 89119


We’ve already sung the praises of Louis Osteen’s low country cooking on these pages….but now you can watch us do so on this week’s Channel 8 Restaurant of the Week segment, seen every Friday on the KLAS TV Morning News, with my good buddies Denise Valdez and Dave McCann.

Listen for Dave’s revulsion at the very mention of a crab cake, and please know that it is my sworn and solemn duty to someday, somehow get the McCann Man to actually taste a piece of seafood on the air, and say that he likes it.

Food For Thought-Bad Manners

On this week’s Food For Thought-heard on Nevada Public Radio ( we address the “free dessert” dodge that restaurants use to (try to) placate a customer when something goes really wrong with a meal. I don’t know about you, but I’d consider a piece of twisted metal in my gnocchi a definite buzz kill….worthy of more reparation than a lousy piece of cheesecake.

BTW: the offending restaurant was B&B Ristorante (Molto Mario’s place) in the Venetian.

Click here to hear this week’s commentary on KNPR-Nevada Public Radio.

Click here to hear my past review of B&B Ristorante on KNPR-Nevada Public Radio.

Wine Rant

Christopher Hitchens is the eminently readable, perennially pissed-off and pickled political columnist for Vanity Fair and Slate.  He is also a wine buff.  This British ex-pat has gored more oxes than the Kagashima Prefecture (e.g. calling Henry Kissinger  a criminal who ought to be indicted for war crimes), and is no stranger to controversy.  We therefore thought he was too preoccupied with weightier matters (e.g. Israeli-Palestinian relations, Iran-Iraqi issues, George W.’s mental malaprops, etc.) to concern himself with something as mundane as the service of wine.

But, as you will see from the link below, waiters who continously pour wine without permission or request are as offensive to him as Mahmed Ahmadinejad at a jihadist pep rally.

Click here to read Hitchen’s wine rant.

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