You would think a city whose name has Spanish roots would be teeming with top-notch authentic restaurants. Not so. Thankfully, we can now add Phat Phrank’s to the short list. This family-owned business, led by Frank Miranda, in a quiet little strip mall offers killer Mexican fare that’s matched only by its service and hospitality. We recommend the Catota ($6.50), a freshly baked roll stuffed with barbacoa meat, cheese and salsa (topped with onions and cilantro on request). The recipe was handed down to the owner by his grandfather. If you have room for dessert, Phrank’s has the best churro this side of Ensenada.
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.