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Q+A:

Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Winning awards, loving rich desserts

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Steve Marcus

Elizabeth Blau, founder/CEO of Blau & Associates, poses at Honey Salt restaurant, 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.

Elizabeth Blau, restaurateur, Blau & Associates

What person, living or dead, do you admire most?

Queen Elizabeth (the first).

What is the quality you like best about a person?

Honesty.

What are you currently reading?

"The Bully Pulpit" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

How do you prefer to get your news and literature — digital or hard copy?

Hard copy.

What is your most recognizable characteristic?

Tenacity or generosity.

Which words or phrases do you overuse?

"Umm."

What makes you happy?

Indulgent desserts.

What is your most prized possession?

A rose gold bracelet that was made by great-grandfather, who was a jeweler.

What is your most embarrassing moment as a prominent figure?

I have occasionally been known to forward an email to the wrong person ...

If you could make up the Nevada state motto, what would it be?

The hiking state.

What is your greatest accomplishment in 2013?

Winning Eater Las Vegas Restaurant of the Year for Honey Salt.

Any regrets this past year?

Logging too many frequent flier miles.

What is your top priority moving into 2014?

Life-work balance.

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