If there’s anything Filipinos do well, it’s fry the hell out of something. Social House’s atmosphere refines the presentation of crispy pata, but the flavors are all there. A bone-in pork shank is fried crisp so that the skin is like crackling chicharron, while the meat remains tender. Each crunchy, salty, fatty bite should be dipped in the accompanying chili vinegar, or followed by a bite of pickled vegetables to cut into the richness. $24, in Crystals at CityCenter, 736-1122.
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.