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The dish: Party in the back


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Party in the back

The casual food trend is lively, playful, sometimes even silly - but also more sophisticated than you think. There are snobby gourmands - maybe you know one or two - who lament the trend of casual cuisine starting to eclipse fine dining. It's happening up and down the Las Vegas Strip, where even the most famous, most fancy chefs and restauranteurs are crafting bar food or burgers for hungry customers who've decided they don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on one meal.

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