Bacon is the new crack. Just ask an addict. But somehow—we’re not sure—Alex Taylor and chef Carlos Buscaglia at Due Forni Pizza & Wine have figured out how to improve upon it. The Nueske Bacon Chocolate Gelato begins with chopped applewood smoked bacon from Nueske’s, an eight-decades-old Wisconsin outfit that has pork down pat. The bacon is pan-roasted in an iron skillet in Due Forni’s 900-degree oven before being spooned over a mound of thick, creamy chocolate gelato made fresh by Valentino pastry chef Alessandro Stoppa. If you think the first bite is outrageous, watch as the bacon bits chase the last salty-sweet bite to the bottom of the chilled glass. Then eat it.
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.