In recent weeks, when Le Thai owner Daniel Coughlin prepared his addictive pork jerky, the chef set aside the precious clippings and whipped up a special crispy pork-fried rice. As you might expect, it sold out every time. Seeing the people’s need for a meatier fried rice, Coughlin answered with his current featured item: braised beef-short-rib fried rice. The dish arrives as a steaming heap, every forkful a collusion of fried rice (appropriately gleaming from its oil bath), slow-cooked and shredded beef, egg and onion. Order it at a 2, and pair with a sweet-ish beer, such as Okigen Kawaba (Snow Weizen), to cool it down. Chef’s Thai beef-and-meatball noodle soup was just named one of the 20 best new Asian dishes in America by Details magazine, so expect many more fun specials as Coughlin gets a boost from the spotlight.
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.