Eating Las Vegas 2013 50 Essential Restaurants is here! http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/01/preview-shakeups-surprises-among-50-essential-las/ Added to the Top 10: Marche Bacchus and Raku, both off-Strip, and Valentino in the Venetian. Added to the Essential 50: Bread & Butter, Comme Ca, Due Forni, Fleur, Gordon Ramsay Steak, Kabuto, Le Thai, Mint Indian Bistro, Mix, Public House and Sirio. Dropped from the Top 10 but still in the 50: Michael Mina, Twist and Bar Masa. Dropped from the Essential 50: Aureole, Bar+Bistro, Beijing Noodle No.9, Bouchon, Circo, DW Bistro, First Food & Bar, Los Antojos, M&M Soul Food Cafe, Sen of Japan and Settebello. Here’s the Top 10 in alphabetical order: Cut by Wolfgang Puck at the Palazzo; Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace; Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand; Le Cirque at Bellagio; Marche Bacchus at Desert Shores; Picasso at Bellagio; Raku on Spring Mountain Road; and Valentino in the Venetian. Celebrity chefs included in the The Rest of the Best are Michael Mina with two entrants at Bellagio and Aria; Mario Batali also with two -- Carnevino at the Palazzo and B&B in the Venetian; Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in the Forum Shops at Caesars (celebrating its 20th anniversary this month); Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Border Grill at Mandalay Bay; Paul Bartolotta’s seafood palace at the Wynn; Hubert Keller’s Fleur at Mandalay Bay; Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris; Julian Serrano at Aria; Alain Ducasse’s Mix at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay; Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay; Geno Bernardo’s Nove Italiano in the Palms; Frank Pellegrino Jr.’s Rao’s in Caesars Palace; Kerry Simon’s Simon at Palms Place; Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist at Mandarin Oriental; Sirio Maccioni’s Sirio at Aria; and Shawn McLain’s Sage at Aria. Old favorites such as Lotus of Siam, Top of the World, Payard Patisserie, Eiffel Tower and Ping Pang Pong are included. Just one step from listing in the top but included in the Veto section: Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, David Walzog’s Lakeside at the Wynn, Carla Pellegrino’s Bratalian, Steve Martorano’s Cafe Martorano at the Rio, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at MGM Grand, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, Barry Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms, Scott Conant’s Scarpetta at the Cosmopolitan and Kim Canteenwalla’s former Society Cafe at the Wynn. I’ll help MC the official unveiling and nationwide book launch at Rao’s on Dec. 18. Meantime, publisher Anthony Curtis summed up: “When we green-lit this project three years ago, I wasn’t sure its realization was even a possibility as we were dealing with three highly knowledgeable but incredibly strong-willed personalities. “But John, Max and Al have continued to deliver on their promise to seek out and agree upon 50 essential Las Vegas restaurants. Some of the results may be easier to swallow than others, but the authors refuse to place celebrity above credibility.” I can't find an article that lists the entire top 50. Post if you can.