Biff Naylor, son of the legendary Tiny Naylor of the eponymous L.A. coffee shop, loved the pancakes at Du-par’s in the Farmers Market in West Hollywood so much that he bought the company. I concur. In his first foray outside California, at the Golden Gate hotel-casino downtown, he has given us the best pancakes in the city: the sourdough tang, a perfect fluffy texture and a rich taste from their clarified butter bath. There is also amazing corned beef hash, perfect cinnamon rolls baked on premises, and killer pies—about 20, with that Crisco/butter crust that your mother used to make. The bacon and eggs, if you insist, also pass muster. In fact, every breakfast tastes better here, thanks in part to the 1930s diner atmosphere.
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.