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Best of Vegas Awards, Where Nicolas Cage Dines and More

Plus, will SLS Buffet open? And table side service and Gordon Ramsay's doppelgänger.

Amelinda B Lee

Las Vegas Weekly released its Best of Vegas list with food, bars and nightlife. Most interesting, two boundary-pushing awards for Yusho on the Strip and Japanese Cuisine by Omae off.

Poor Nicolas Cage can’t catch a break. London’s The Sun explores how the Academy Award winner squandered £95 million. “Looking more like one of his down-at-heel characters than a Hollywood icon who once earned £25million a year, he heads with Alice to his favourite breakfast spot, The Cracked Egg.” Somehow the gossip rag knows that he orders “£6 Huevos Rancheros, described on the menu as ‘open-faced flour tortilla topped with refried beans, two eggs, jalapeños, salsa, cheese and sour cream.’” You can see Eater Vegas' list of Cage haunts here.

Can SLS Las Vegas make it? The Las Vegas Sun interviews Scott Kreeger, president and chief operating officer of SLS Las Vegas, who says the resort has an 18-month to two-year period to “ramp up.” But what about the buffet, which shut down last year? It probably won’t reopen anytime soon. Kreeger acknowledges that buffets can bring in the locals, “But then when we programmed it, it was $31 and we had five different kinds of curries. What we intended to do with it and the execution didn’t match.”

Want to know where to find table side preparations of food? Al Mancini explores some of the best, covering salads, guacamole, foie gras, desserts and crepes Suzette.

Too fun not to share. Gordon Ramsay is not only the shouty chef with three restaurants in Las Vegas but the police chief of Duluth, Minn. His doppelgänger constantly pops up in Eater Vegas Google Alerts.

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