I’m not good at obituaries. Never really written one. Didn’t even know Steven A. Shaw that well. But his premature death yesterday (of a heart attack while still in his 40s) calls for some recognition of one of the original internet “foodies,” a James Beard Award winning author, and one hell of a dining companion.
When Steven A. Shaw comes to town, and asks yours truly to whisk him from venue to venue, in a nine hour Asian eating orgy — well, the invitation is just too good to resist.
Read on after the jump if you wish (and to see the tasty snaps), or click here to hear ELV expound on this profound event in the stentorian tones for which he is known, on News 88.9 FM KNPR – Nevada Public Radio.
…and we’re not talking about Santa Claus. On January 3rd, we’ll be giving Steven A. Shaw aka The Fat Guy, a personal guided tour of our Asian restaurants up and down Spring Mountain Road.
Shaw (founder of, and top tamale at www.egullet.org) has just published Asian Dining Rules (Harper Collins 2008), and hasn’t been in Sin City in like….forever; so the pressure is on to show the big guy a good time.