Former Vegas mayor blames Bourdain spat on booze

on 15/11/13 at 4:17 pm

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imagesIn true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman is blaming it on the booze.

Sin City’s ubiquitous cheerleader made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday night after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s travel show “Parts Unknown.”

Bourdain was in town filming an episode. He responded via Twitter on Wednesday that he had not been late for the meeting with the former mayor at Oscar’s Beef Booze Broads Steakhouse at the Plaza.index

Both men denied a column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that ran with a headline suggesting Goodman was “broiling” over the incident. Columnist Norm Clarke told The Associated Press that Goodman thought Bourdain was late and was grousing about it in front of reporters and hotel officials.

On Wednesday, Goodman said if he gave the impression that he was mad, it was only because he was three martinis in. He said he should not be held accountable for his actions after 5 p.m., and that at least he wasn’t smoking crack, unlike a certain Toronto official.

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