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Introducing Spicy Eyes, A Las Vegas Food Podcast

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Spicy Eyes is a food and culture podcast hosted by KNPR producer Kristy Totten and journalist Sonja Swanson. 

In this hour-long Labor Day special, we'll explore Las Vegas' thriving Thai community, Las Vegas buffet culture, and what it's like to eat halal in a city that might be considered haram.

We'll also talk to Kevin Alexander, author of "Burn the Ice: The American Culinary Revolution and Its End."

Spicy Eyes is available on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher. Visit the Spicy Eyes website for more.

This episode includes appearances by: Kevin Alexander, Kalix Muangchoo, Mark Padoongpatt, Saipin Chutima, Sabrina Chutima, Summer Thomad, Sophia Schersei, Shamsuddin Waheed, Haidar Karouni, Justin Bartek, Cindi Reed, LJ Riofta, Sarah Stallard and Brett Boyer.

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Kristy Totten is a producer at KNPR's State of Nevada. Previously she was a staff writer at Las Vegas Weekly, and has covered technology, education and economic development for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.