Traditionally, we’ve picked non-buffet, all-you-can-eat venues for this award—such as Border Grill, last year’s winner—or grand buffets, which we’re growing tired of. This year we’re giving the nod to something completely different: China Poblano, one of the most original concepts here, or anywhere for that matter, where the cooking of China crosses swords with the cuisine of Mexico. This is an a la carte brunch, but the price point is more than fair, with dishes averaging well under 10 bucks a pop. So you might start with, say, the delicious dim sum, such as stuffed vegetable buns, or siu mai (steamed pork dumplings), and then progress to tacos with names ranging from silencio (duck tongue with lychee) to barbacoa de res (an Oaxacan-style beef taco with guajillo chilies and pickled cactus). Are there eggs? Sure, in dishes such as chilaquiles con chorizo (fried eggs with tortilla chips and Mexican sausage) and huevos revueltos (scrambled eggs with dried beef). For your libations, choose from a list of tequilas, Mexican beers and terrific fresh juices. In the Cosmopolitan, 698-7900.
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.