Imagine finding five of our best and most unusual Asian restaurants in one strip mall. That’s the case with Mountain View Plaza, located on the east side of Jones Boulevard, just north of Chinatown’s main drag, Spring Mountain Road. It is home to HK Star (220-3388), which serves Cantonese seafood and clay-pot dishes; China MaMa (873-1977), which does the best juicy pork dumplings this side of Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley, to go with a menu of Chinese cold dishes; Asian BBQ & Noodle (202-3636), for soy-sauce chicken, roast pork with crispy skin and great won-ton soup; and Shaanxi Gourmet (586-3311), a northwest China venue where lamb is combined with cumin in various forms. Most of the country is covered by these four cuisines, but it’s not all China in this mall. The innovative Chada Thai & Wine (641-1345), owned by a Lotus of Siam alum, Bank Atcharawan, has garnered national recognition for his small-plate dishes from his native Thailand.
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.