When in NYC my mom gave me loads of back isues of New York Magazine, and I've just finished reading Gael Greene's review of Las Vegas. Sounds like Rome before the fall! I must admit I've been out of her loop for awhile and I think she over-writes but can't agree/disagree since I've no experience with her.
Doesn't sound like any of the places in Vegas are particularly 'finds' -- though that is probably not what she is after -- they all sound like Hollywood sets and sequels!
I know what you all think of Grimes and I know what I personally think of Ruth "It sucked - four stars" Reichl.
But what about Platt? Other? Who's tastes/opinions are realistic and reliable? (besides Chowhounds of course!)