Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Season 1 Episode 7

Las Vegas

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Oct 17, 2005 on Travel Channel
7.4
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Episode Summary

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Given a deadline to write about Vegas food by a food magazine, Tony spends four days exploring Las Vegas and learns how it's transforming into a mecca for chefs.

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  • Vegas..hmmm One memory of this ep: Bad Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator.

    6.2
    Not one of the more riveting episodes. I found the couple references to the food network sort of funny. It's one of those episodes to watch if you are planning a trip to Vegas. Only because he highlights a few spots of interest.



    As usual the show has it's sarcastic moments.

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    • The article that Tony is working on in this episode is titled, "Two Views on the Las Vegas Restaurant Boom." It originally appeared in the September 2005 issue of Gourmet magazine and was co-written by Caroline Bates. A reprint (with additional material) of the article appears in Tony's book, The Nasty Bits.

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • The poker scene is an allusion to the Steve McQueen film, "The Cincinnati Kid." Anthony pretends to be very cocky but is wiped out by the "old vegas" crowd. It is especially obvious when he loses by going all in on the sam hand from the movie, and his opponent beats him with the same hand from the movie as well...

    • Tony: I'm a loser baby so why don't you kill me.

      While Tony doesn't sing this line, he is quoting the 1993 Beck song "Loser."

    • The opening of this episode (and various times throughout) are direct allusions to one of Anthony's favorite authors, Hunter S. Thompson and his book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The novel follows the drug crazed protagonist as he chases the American dream through Las Vegas.

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