ELV Continues Hiatus

Eating Las Vegas (the website/this blog) will continue to be on hiatus until July 21st, as he continues to work on the final galleys for the second edition of EATING LAS VEGAS – The 50 Essential Restaurants (with commentary).

In the meantime, we thought you’d appreciate a mega-cool, but-not-necessarily-tasty snap he took during his recent histrionic holiday in the Big Apple:

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BLUE RIBBON – First Bites

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Blue Ribbon’s challenge is proving to Las Vegas sushi-hounds that it has got the goods on the other estimable sushi joints on the Strip, including Shibuya, Nobu, Yellowtail, and, of course, Bar Masa. Its prices are too high to draw locals from favorite haunts like Hachi and Sen of Japan, and the menu is forbiddingly extensive to all but the most intrepid fish sniffers. But if you’ve got the time and the yen, you will find the Bromberg Brother’s oddball array of Japanese/Chinese/American food (both traditional and with a New York twist) highly compelling.

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Alan Richman Strikes a Blow for Benno

ELV note: This Friday morning, on KNPR 88.9 FM – Nevada Public Radio, we interview Alan Richman about everything from ethical eating, to how to order wine for the table in a restaurant, to his running feud with Anthony Bourdain. Here’s a delectable dose of him interviewing and tasting the food of acclaimed New York chef Jonathan Benno of Lincoln, an upscale Italian eatery soon to open in Lincoln Center in New York City (as opposed to the Lincoln Center in Butte, Montana).

And just why do you put a bay leaf in anything anyway?