While not everyone appreciates local Las Vegas legend John Curtas, or his forward and honest way of expressing himself, I find him to be a breath of fresh air in a press-release ridden environment that is so full of absolute bullshit that one of the “top” reviewers in the industry, doesn’t even live in Vegas and fakes pretty much every story. He’s the type of person I would go to a restaurant with: successful lawyer, highly educated, actually knows where food comes from and doesn’t care if everyone disagrees with him. I read reviews for both options and opinions, and that is what makes him one of the best in the field.
His most recent post is worth reading, if only to wish away the Pawn Stars crowd from Vegas. He makes it clear that this crowd, who wants to take photos in front of Pawn Stars and watch people get fat while eating crap in a bun, are probably not the best people to market to:
When these people get bored with looking at other people’s junk* they get hungry.
Knowing this, Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars fame decided to create a container park (Pawn Plaza) of eateries right across the lot from where they park their pickup trucks and Camaros.
Needless to say, it has been less than a rousing success.
The poutine place lasted for about 8 minutes — which was 7 minutes longer than we gave it — and other feed baggeries quickly bought the farm after limited runs. (And by “limited runs” we mean a matter of weeks or months at best. We’ve been here three times over the past seven months and only saw the doughnut shop open, once.)
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