Former SF Chronicle food reporter and Friend o'Ethicurean Carol Ness visited Las Vegas recently and posted this photo, taken in the lobby of the MGM Grand hotel, to her Facebook profile with the headline above as caption.
She was quite unimpressed with the city's sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical edible offerings. "The only green thing there is $$," she wrote to me. "Though I did enjoy loooong hot pounding showers (no lo-flo shower heads here) every day, sometimes more than once, relatively guilt-free. I didn't see one recycling bin or bicycle. I never saw "organic" on a menu. "Sustainable" is like antimatter to the Vegan (or is it Vegasian?) ethos ... ooops, sorry, am I ranting?"
When I asked her if I could post her mini-rant here, she said sure, "unless you think I'll get a lot of grief about the (admittedly hypocritical) showers — believe me, they were a drop in the bucket when it comes to squandered water in Vegas. Oh, there I go again. I do have more to say: as in, menu sightings of 'Kobe,' 15; menu sightings of 'grass-fed,' 0..."
The trusty Eat Well Guide's listings for Vegas are pretty arid, featuring five restaurants that basically claim to buy meat raised without antibiotics. OK Ethicurean readers, how about it? Are there any eateries with SOLE in Sin City?