Chef Natalie Young’s breakfast and lunch emporium Downtown has the best pancakes in Las Vegas; everyone raves about their fluffy insides and crisp edges, and rightly so. They ooze drops of melted butter, and the little jars of Vermont maple syrup served alongside do justice to them. Also on the breakfast docket here are steel-cut oats topped with a cinnamon-roasted apple compote; eggs motuleños, which have red and green chiles and black beans; a terrific, if conventional, Benedict; and great coffee. 707 Carson St., 534-1515.
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.