Sam DeMarco is one of the most creative chefs in America, and his appetizers at First Food & Bar are deliciously excessive. Who else would think of making Philly cheesesteak dumplings or pulled-pork egg rolls, two dishes credited to him that are often copied around the city? First Chopped is said to be a salad, but it’s really a deconstructed falafel in a lettuce cup. The warm goat cheese “soufflé” is crusted with pistachios and embellished with brandied cherries. And blackened mahi fish tacos get chipotle sour cream.
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.