Las Vegas is slowly but surely learning the restorative powers of brunch, and Bar + Bistro at the Arts Factory has one specifically designed to take the edge off of the weekend’s nighttime antics. Its off-Strip location means you can recover in peace, without having to deal with stumbling tourists. Chef Beni Velázquez is largely self-taught when it comes to cooking, so his dishes have personal touches of what he grew up eating and what he feels will set everyone straight. Influences from his Puerto Rican background include the Cangrejo Benedict, which features giant lumps of crab and the traditional plantain-garlic mash (mofongo) and quail eggs, as well as crepes based on the ingredients of Spanish paella. Both are ideal for soaking up alcohol. If you’re taking the hair-of-the-dog route, Bar + Bistro’s brunch cocktails include the Bloody Caesar, mojito and sangria, which will definitely smooth out any rough feelings with which the morning began.
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.