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Porn Stars And Meat — What’s All The Fuss About?

During my years as a journalist, I’ve met, interviewed and occasionally socialized with hundreds of rock and pop stars, quite a few Hollywood actors, a handful of professional athletes, and even a politician or two. I’ve been backstage at dozens of award shows and countless concerts, and hung out on more tour busses than I care to remember. But the one event that gets the most attention from my friends is the one week a year I spend covering the AVN Awards – otherwise known as the Oscars of porn.

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[private]Geno Bernardo is one of my favorite chefs in Las Vegas.  We have a pretty interesting friendship, considering the first time I reviewed his restaurant Nove Italiano I gave it a pretty bad review.  A lot of things have changed since then.  And today, it’s one of my favorite spots …

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In Las Vegas, Brett Ottolenghi is my go-to guy when it comes to researching just about any gourmet product.  He may not always be the man I end up quoting in a particular article. But he’s my starting point.  He generally starts off by teaching me whatever he knows, and …

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[private] Andre Rochat, owner of the restaurant Andre’s in the Monte Carlo, was probably the first chef to bring refined French dining to Las Vegas, having opened the original Andre’s in downtown Las Vegas in 1980.  Because of that, some people mistakenly expect his current location in The Monte Carlo …

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