Let the food fight continue. Last week, food critic John Curtas came on Top of the Food Chain to talk to Al Mancini about Max Jacobson and Brock Radke’s reviews of Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer at the Excalibur. Both food writers for Vegas Seven and Las Vegas Weekly respectively gave good reviews to the barbecue joint. Curtas couldn’t disagree more and threw out the barbs.
“Well, first of all, John did spend a good part of his younger life in the South and this is his opportunity to pull rank. He’s a Southerner, ergo he knows more about barbecue than anybody who isn’t a Southerner. OK, we’ll let him have his jollies there.
“I once characterized John the way Johannes Brahms characterized Camille Saint-Saëns — a talented amateur. But I’m going to amend that. Now I’m going to characterize Curtas the way Mussolini characterized Adolf Hitler — a mad little clown. Except Hitler did at least have one ball.”
No, Jacobson isn’t pleased. He goes on to say that while Curtas may not think he knows anything about good barbecue, he has been to every good barbecue joint in the country.
“Call me corrupt but don’t call me ignorant,” Jacobson says.