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The Super-Abridged Quasi-Michelin Guide

With news that the Michelin Guide has decided not to publish 2010 guides to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, citing the bad economy, we’ve decided to pitch in. After all, Las Vegas depends on tourism, and there are still plenty of great reasons to come. So we borrowed Michelin’s star rating system to help pick up the slack:

Highly Recommended:

Three stars


Two stars


One star


The Fontainebleau looks like a fantastic place to spend the night, but since the massive Strip casino has just filed for bankruptcy, better to get a room at a nearby hotel with free wi-fi, so you can follow the troubled project.

Two stars

Arts and Culture

Las Vegas is rich in arts and culture. Beyond the world-famous Strip, visitors might take in the Springs Preserve, because, apparently, not enough of you are going there, or the scrappy Las Vegas Art Museum (…) oh, wait …

Three stars


The growing spat between U.S. Senator John Ensign, his former mistress and campaign treasurer, Cynthia Hampton, and her husband, Doug Hampton (AA), may not rival Cirque du Soleil, but it’s got Criss Angel and Holly Madison beat.

Political drama: Two stars

Cirque du Soleil: Three stars


Play spot-the-marina at Lake Mead, as shrinking water levels have necessitated the frequent relocation of the facilities.

One stars


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