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NAB 2010 Report: Eating in Las Vegas

And now, a few words about eating in Las Vegas…

When we’re there, it’s three long days to set up the Dedolight booth, the four days of the show itself, and finally, the days to take everything down. Every year, every day we’re there, begins with breakfast at Harrie’s Bagelmania (in a strip mall at 55 E.Twain Ave, not far from the Strip), at a table set in advance for 10. After being away for a year, and within two minutes of sitting down without saying a word, there’s my morning tea, just as I like it, with lemon and honey. They have an uncanny memory for what everybody usually orders. It is absolutely the ‘real deal,’ filled with locals, cops, great service and as good a breakfast as you’ll find anywhere; and yes, the bagels are fresh and fine. I have no doubt that a year from now, or any time I show up in Las Vegas, the story will be the same – warm welcome, excellent food.

Some of the food (and the Dedolight crew) at the New Shanghai in Las Vegas

We’re usually so tired by the time the show wraps up at 6 PM that we head straight from the Convention Center to dinner. For the past few years, thanks to a suggestion from my Taiwanese-born daughter-in-law and her parents, we’ve had more meals at the New Shanghai (4215 Spring Mountain Road, in the heart of Las Vegas’ Chinatown) than anywhere else. You can check it out on a number of sites, and the posted reviews are all over the map, but we really like it, even down to the very casual service. Shanghai-style cooking isn’t something you find in every city. Dumplings are fine, and Russ always insists on the salt-and-pepper pork chops. If you get there, I’d like to hear what you think. Dedo Weigert could probably exist on a diet consisting solely of the Mongolian beef.