15 episodes

“Food and Loathing” is a savage journey into the stomach of the Las Vegas restaurant and bar scene – with occasional detours to explore some of the valley’s other decadent offerings (edible and otherwise).
Each week, veteran food writers Al Mancini and Jason Harris offer the lowdown on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s delicious in America’s most glamorous culinary city.
They invite you into their conversations with the chefs, bartenders, journalists, and other experts who know where to go – and what to order when you get there.

Food and Loathing Al Mancini & Jason Harris

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

“Food and Loathing” is a savage journey into the stomach of the Las Vegas restaurant and bar scene – with occasional detours to explore some of the valley’s other decadent offerings (edible and otherwise).
Each week, veteran food writers Al Mancini and Jason Harris offer the lowdown on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s delicious in America’s most glamorous culinary city.
They invite you into their conversations with the chefs, bartenders, journalists, and other experts who know where to go – and what to order when you get there.

    Ep 14 - Celebrities, Chefs & Life is Beautiful

    Ep 14 - Celebrities, Chefs & Life is Beautiful

    It's time for Life is Beautiful, downtown Las Vegas' celebration of music and food. We talk with a couple of chef-owners at their new Fremont St. spot, and get the lowdown of what it's like to cook for rock royalty on the road - as well as the uber-rich in their exclusive enclaves!
    Our co-hosts this week are Justin Kingsley Hall, Kim Owens and Jolene Mannina, who created Peyote at Ferguson's on Fremont St. Jolene is also the genius behind Vegas Test Kitchen.
    Meanwhile, Dan Krohmer from Other Mama and (from one of those uber-rich enclaves) Geno Bernardo talk about cooking for the very rich and extremely famous.
    And, as always, Al has found another edible cannabis product to review!

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 13 - Feeding the Raiders

    Ep 13 - Feeding the Raiders

    In all modesty, this is a big deal episode - because we have two very big deal chefs joining us. This week's co-host is Rick Moonen, former owner of RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room. Rick shares what he's doing these days, and why he continues to call Las Vegas home.
    Also: It's a huge job feeding an NFL team and all of its staffers. And for the Raiders, it's a high priority - an amenity the team uses to attract free agents. To deliver on that promise, the Raiders turned to veteran Vegas Chef Gary LaMorte. He shares some, but not all, of the secrets of how diet can optimize a player's performance.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 12 - Travel Writers & Tourist Talk

    Ep 12 - Travel Writers & Tourist Talk

    We love getting into the minutiae of this valley. But this time we're getting the view of Vegas from far away.
    Andy Wang has been traveling and writing for LA Magazine, Food & Wine, The Robb Report, The New York Times and many other publications. Over the past 20 years,
    Matt Vilano has written more than 100 stories about Las Vegas and has edited at least a dozen travel guide books. In Time Magazine, he recently declared Las Vegas one of the world's greatest places.
    Before we talk to Andy and Matt, we hung out with DW Bistro co-owner Bryce Krausman. He shared his recent Vegas fun. And he (like us) is especially excited about Vegas Unstripped, which is back after a one year hiatus. We dive into all the details and talk to several of the chefs who will be taking part on the night of October 16th.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 11 - Craft Beer in Las Vegas

    Ep. 11 - Craft Beer in Las Vegas

    It's all things beer with one of the valley's best brewers and best beer writers: Crafhaus co-owner Dave Forrest and Bob Barnes, who's been covering the Nevada beer scene since 1998.
    Al, Jason and Rich talk to Dave and Bob in the tasting room at Crafthaus, which is in a light industrial park that's become known as the Henderson Booze District.
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    • 52 min
    Ep. 10 - Leftover Pizza!

    Ep. 10 - Leftover Pizza!

    The Pizza Episode isn't enough to hold all the fun, so here's a bonus episode. Al, Jason and Rich talk to some pizza makers and pizza fans at "Slice Out Hunger," the charity fundraiser that kicked off the International Pizza Expo. Nicole Bean and Laura Myer educate the guys about the Women in Pizza movement. Vincent Rotolo, Scott Wiener and Gio Mauro also drop by.
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    • 25 min
    Ep. 9 - The Pizza Episode

    Ep. 9 - The Pizza Episode

    It's all things pizza, starting with the kickoff event for the International Pizza Expo at Good Pie in the Arts District. Al, Jason and Rich get the overview on the Vegas pizza scene and talk to two of the valley's best: John Arena of Metro Pizza and James Trees of Esther's Kitchen. Then it's a review of highlights from the convention.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Hotwifecouple ,

Fun list for foodies!

Just started listening to Fear and Loathing and have been really enjoying it. Great info and interesting guests. Love hearing about the Vegas food scene as a local.

daynamr ,

Must listen!!

Al Mancini knows Las Vegas! An excellent food writer for many years, he knows the food and restaurant scene like no other. I’m so happy to see Al enter the podcast world with this great podcast. Along with Jason Harris, it’s the perfect podcast for FOOD & FUN!

SavilleK ,

Great for anyone visiting or living in Las Vegas

Arguably, this is the best first podcast I have ever heard. It is not easy to sound natural and comfortable your first time out of the box, but wow! They nailed it!

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