“It’s a steak house. What do I need a chef for?” Wolfgang Puck once remarked, while planning the original Cut in Beverly Hills. But the fact is, Cut has one, and his name is Matthew Hurley. And he’s as adept a chef as anyone in the city—especially since his colleague, Zach Allen at Carnevino across the casino floor, decamped for Hong Kong. The brilliance of the Cut concept, though, is that the steak house isn’t really a steak house. Puck’s team does offer steaks from a variety of high-end producers, such as Double R Ranch in Loomis, Wash., and they’re all hardwood-grilled and finished at 1,200 degrees. But it’s the head-turning lobster, side dishes such as knishes, warm veal tongue with beans and artichokes, and the incredible selection of artisan cheeses that make Cut memorable. What’s more, the desserts here, created by corporate director of pastry Kenny Magana, rival those of any steak house in town.
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.