J.R. Starkus is having the best year ever. Or at least that’s how it seems for RM Seafood’s lead bartender. He’s has been cleaning up the local mixology competition circuit, with wins for Campari’s Best Aperitivo, Don Q’s Mix It Up Ultimate Mixology Challenge (he came in second nationally!) and the Ultimate Las Vegas Cocktail Competition. And it’s only July. “I hope I’m not done,” the St-Germain brand ambassador says with a wink. Think local bookmakers post odds on the outcomes of cocktail competitions?
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 2017
Our eighth annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best casino comebacks to irresistible pot products