Never mind the sneaky-hot barbecue sauce on every table, or the enormous cast-iron drums in the parking lot where meats here are smoked low and slow. Rollin Smoke is possibly the best-ever barbecue joint in Vegas, opened by some good-old boys from Arkansas. The tender ribs and brisket have that de rigueur smoke ring; the chicken is moist, without the usual rubbery skin; and the side dishes—particularly an amazing, buttery cornbread—are state of the art.
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.