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John R. Bonds is the creator of the Taste of Vegas radio restaurant show and publisher of the Best Restaurants' Guide.  He is a former Las Vegas TV anchor, with 7 years of TV and radio background.  Bonds hails from Orange County, CA.  He grew up "dining out" several times a week and loved listening to LA's long-running radio restaurant shows.  Bonds is the proud father of 2 young children.


Photo: John Curtas, Emeril Lagasse, John Bonds
  John Curtas, Emeril Lagasse, John Bonds


John A. Curtas is a local attorney who has lived in Las Vegas since 1981.  He co-hosts the Taste of Vegas radio restaurant show and is a restaurant commentator for the public radio station.  Curtas is an avid cook, food historian, and wine lover.  He is married and has 2 boys.

R. H. Duke has played an active role in Taste of Vegas for nearly 3 years. Affectionately known as "The Duke of Las Vegas," Mr. Duke is the gourmet correspondent and fill-in host on the radio show and head writer in our Best Restaurants' publication. Mr. Duke is a former restaurateur who has fine-dined in major cities in 37 states and around the world. He resides in Las Vegas, is married, and has 2 grown daughters. "The Duke of Las Vegas" professes that "fine dining is one of life's greatest pleasures!"

Barrie Larvin has been involved with the Taste of Vegas Radio Restaurant Show for nearly 2 years. He's know as "The Wine Guy" on the program, but he's actually the the Director of Wine at the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino and member of the Court of Master Sommeliers . He presides over the world's largest and most extensive public collection of fine wines--The Rio's Wine Cellar Tasting Room & Retail Shoppe.

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