Eating Las Vegas 2012
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The 2012 edition of our acclaimed restaurant guide, Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants
, which debuted last year, is now in its second edition and features all the elements --
fully updated -- that made ELV 2011
such a success, including the Top Ten
and 40 Best of the Rest
picks from the city's top three food critics.
This year, however we've expanded the popular Vetoes
section and added lots more to the Additional Recommendations
, including a whole section on Steakhouses
, plus the Best of Downtown Dining
, Sunday Brunches, Food Trucks
, and Special Diet
From the 5-Star Robuchons to ethnic hole-in-the-walls you've never heard of, Eating Las Vegas
now has more than 150 restaurants and bars (30 more than last year). You'll find the text peppered throughout with new "Insider Tips" from the three expert authors and lots more photographs, too. It's a must-have pocket companion for anyone ever planning to eat a meal in Las Vegas and makes a great stocking-filler for the gambling foodie in your life.
Click this link to read a sample review.
Click here to see one of the restaurants from the Vetoes section that didn't quite make the cut, and why.
Click here to read the Best of Chinatown.
"Expect kitchen knives to be sharpened. The
comments—both sweet and sour—are
funny, biting, candid, and relevant."
"Genius … frequent visitors to Vegas
(and you know who you are) should check [it] out."
—S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times
About The Author(s)
John A. Curtas has been Las Vegas’ reigning voice of food and restaurant commentary on KNPR, Nevada Public Radio, for the past 15 years. During that time, he has also been the first restaurant critic for Las Vegas Life magazine and the Las Vegas Weekly (for which he still writes), and is the man behind the “Eating Las Vegas” food blog (eatinglv.com). Nationally, he's written for Time Out Las Vegas, Fodor’s Las Vegas, Best Places Las Vegas, and for John Mariani’s The Virtual Gourmet. He’s a voting member for the James Beard Foundation restaurant/chef awards and San Pellegino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as a frequent guest on Food Network programs, including two stints as a judge on “Iron Chef America.”
Max Jacobson has had a rousing career spanning almost 30 years in food journalism, but he’ll be happy to fly under the radar if he loses some weight. His career took flight in 1984, when he signed on at the Los Angeles Times as a writer on Chinese and Japanese food, and expanded into food and wine writing shortly thereafter. He was fortunate to arrive in Vegas when the food scene really began to blossom and has been a food writer and editor there since 1999.
Al Mancini discovered his passion for food while living in New York City, where he attended law school by day, tended bar and made pizza at the infamous punk club CBGB by night, and explored the Big Apple’s dynamic dining scene during every spare moment in between. For the past eight years, he’s served as the restaurant critic for Las Vegas CityLife. He’s also written extensively about food and dining for numerous local lifestyle publications, such as 944, Where, What’s On, Desert Companion, and Luxury Las Vegas, and has served as a contributor to the international guidebook Time Out Las Vegas.