Bacon is smothering us! It’s showing up everywhere, even in martinis and cupcakes. Enough is enough. We’ve got a new love, and its name is guanciale. Whereas bacon comes from the belly of the pig, guanciale is cut from the jowl. It’s just as fatty and isn’t smoked, so it tastes somehow porkier than bacon. For Italians, it’s less for eating on its own and more for rendering its fat and flavor, something bona-fide Italian chef Mario Batali is doing with dishes such as Bucatini all’Amatriciana at Otto Las Vegas or guanciale mashed potatoes at Carnevino.
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.