Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012 | 2 a.m.
Natalie Young was done with casino work. But last year when she quit her job as executive chef for a major casino, she had no idea where she was going and she didn’t have another chef’s job lined up. “I was just done with that business,” the 48-year-old said. “I think I might have been on my way to Santa Fe.” That’s when Las Vegas’ reputation as a major city with a small-town feel kicked in. It’s also when Young became one of the first benefactors of the “downtown experiment” that online retailer Zappos had begun in announcing its headquarters’ ...
Eat Natalie Young, former chef for P.J. Clarke, has opened her Downtown Project-funded breakfast and lunch spot.
Brock Radke, the Las Vegas Weekly's restaurant reviewer, rates Eat as No. 17 on his list of the top 20 most important restaurants in Las Vegas — possibly because of its potential effect on city's downtown.
Here's what Radke says: "Can a comfy breakfast-and-lunchery bring Las Vegans to a neighborhood they’ve ignored for decades, just for a tasty meal? Will the Zappos/Downtown Project business plan produce success? Can a veteran casino chef find satisfaction doing her own thing in her own place? Eat is in the process of answering all these questions. Pretty important stuff."
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