Well-known restaurant consultant Elizabeth Blau and her talented husband, chef Kim Canteenwalla, have brought us what might be the most popular neighborhood restaurant to open here in many a moon. The menu reads like a greatest-hits list of American comfort foods—turkey meatballs, hand-tossed pizzas, wholesome salads, hearty entrées. The reclaimed furniture and distressed décor works perfectly for an upscale Summerlin crowd, who treat it more like a private club, where everyone seems to be on a first-name basis with the staff. Head chef Joe Zanelli has a deft touch with items such as Nana’s tiffin chicken curry (a tiffin is a round, stackable metal dish), grass-fed steak and inner-child desserts, such as the rustic peach pie in a brown paper bag. Blau and Canteenwalla have impeccable taste. Ice creams are by McConnell’s of Santa Barbara, for example, and all products here are carefully sourced. The restaurant recently added a tasting menu for dinner—appetizer, entrée and dessert—at a nice price ($45). No restaurant in the city covers all the bases better than this place. 1031 S. Rampart Blvd., 445-6100.
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.