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.
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products