Guess That Fish!

Yes boys and girls, it’s time for your favorite game: Guess That Fish!

Be the first on your block to name all of the fishes in the the photo spread below, and Eating Las Vegas (the man, the legend, this website and his staff) will send you a personally autographed picture of….a fish!)

How cool is that!

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FYI: all fish models are over the age of 18 (in fish years) and fully consented to their exploitation by this blog.


In The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino

3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89109


Eat This Now – Tomato Salad at MILOS

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How can something so simple be so perfect? If ever the phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” applies to a recipe, it applies to this elementary concoction of quartered tomatoes, sliced onions, green peppers, barrel-aged feta, Santorini capers, and fresh oregano, all tossed in a light, lemony vinaigrette.

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LAS VEGAS BETS BIG ON ITSELF in John Mariani’s The Virtual Gourmet

ELV note: The following article, penned by you-know-who, was published on John Mariani’s website late yesterday. Avid ELV readers (and you know who you are!) will recognize some of the prose and observations as having appeared on this website in the past few months. Click on the link above to read it in its original format or continue below for the whole enchilada.

After a few shaky years when further development of Las Vegas had been shut down by the recession, hope still springs eternal. Last year Aria Resort and Casino opened, with a slew of good restaurants that included Sage, Julian Serrano, Sirio, and American Fish. The next big thing in Las Vegas is here and it’s called The Cosmopolitan, which opened over New Year’s Eve.
On the third floor of this über-hip joint is a circle of six, upscale restaurants (Comme Ça, Scarpetta, D.O.C.G., STK, Blue Ribbon, Milos, and Jaleo) that are all within a stone’s throw of each other, and a lot more casual eateries throughout. Locals are already calling it the Ultimate Gourmet Food Court, and it seems to have kindled the flame for food-focused (as opposed to celebrity-chef-focused), restaurants. Although, to be fair, each of them, with the exception of José Andrés’ China Poblano and Holstein’s one floor below, are off-shoots of the same concepts in other cities.) Regardless, this opening may well signal another epicurean wave, similar to Bellagio’s chefs surge in 1998, and the arrival of the French Connection (Joël Robuchon and Guy Savoy) in 2005-2006.

Here’s a look at (some of) The Cosmopolitan’s new entries in the Vegas dining sweepstakes.

Estiatorio Milos
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South


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