Don’t let all the well-deserved hype surrounding downtown’s new Thai joint overshadow the humble noodle soup: beef bones with the marrow, beef and pork slices mingle with ginger, lemongrass, onions, carrots and chef/owner Daniel Coughlin’s secret spice mix. The highly flavorful soup is served in a huge bowl with tasty beef meatballs, green leaf lettuce, bean sprouts, fried garlic, preserved cabbage, green onion, cilantro and plenty of firm noodles for the slurping. You might get through half of it. Just remember that sitting in your fridge, the chili spice only further infuses its heat into the soup. $9, 523 E. Fremont St., 778-0888.
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.