‘Eating Las Vegas,’ again


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The boys are back at it again. ‘Eating Las Vegas 2012’ flings three critics — Max Jacobson, John Curtas and Al Mancini — at what they’ve agreed are the 50 essential restaurants there. Much of the time the critics wildly disagree on the merits of any particular restaurant, which makes for interesting reading. Like the first edition, this second iteration of ‘Eating Las Vegas’ begins with the top 10 and moves on to “the Rest of the Best.”

But the authors also list the best beer and cocktail programs, cheap eats, Chinatown restaurants, desserts, food trucks and late-night eating and more. If you’ve ever wondered what’s out there beyond the Strip, this guide ferrets out the essential restaurants and dives to visit. If you spend much time in Las Vegas, you need this book.


The foreword is by ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ ’ Robin Leach, who is something of a fixture in Vegas. He writes, “to be in a room with John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini is to experience the tumultuous discourse of the most combative critics in the food world.” You’ll certainly get a dose of feisty comment in this book.


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