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.
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.