Italians really don’t eat spaghetti with meatballs, which are called polpette on Italian menus and are eaten occasionally as appetizers. But they do eat pastas with a rich meat ragu, such as this classic one prepared by chef Vincenzo Scarmiglia. Made with veal and rich stock, plus carrots and seasonings, it is the best bolognese in town. Pici, a thick Roman spaghetti, absorbs it perfectly, along with a touch of grated parmigiano. $19 (appetizer), $29 (entrée), in Aria at CityCenter, 590-7111.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.