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"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" - Las Vegas episode airs on CNN, April 20th

On April 20th @ 9PM, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown will be airing it's Las Vegas episode on CNN.  Bourdain explores different sides of my hometown (yes, there's more than just The Strip).  He goes to restaurants raved by the locals such as Raku, Eat., and The Bootlegger.  Also, Bourdain goes to fine dining restaurants like é by José Andrés and Restaurant Guy Savoy.  I am glad that the topic of the drought in Las Vegas is mentioned, which is something that cannot be ignored (conservation is important!).  The people that accompany Bourdain in this episode include food author Michael Ruhlman, artist Anthony Bondi, illusionist Penn Jillette, and former mayor Oscar Goodman.  Here's a preview to the Las Vegas episode or you may see it here:

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