Last week, Red Rock Resort announced a $35 million expansion, which includes importing two Chicago restaurants: the notorious Wieners Circle and Mercadito. But parent company Station Casinos apparently isn’t done yet. Red Rock sister property Green Valley Ranch will also get dose of the Second City this summer with its very own Mercadito, serving cuisine inspired by chef/owner Patricio Sandoval’s experiences growing up in Mexico. Unique to the Green Valley addition is Tippling Hall, the second location of Mercadito Hospitality’s newest beverage concept. While beverage consultants the Tippling Brothers—Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay—will also provide the south-of-the-border cocktails for Mercadito, Tippling Hall will be another animal entirely, offering drinking rituals from around the world as well as their signature kegged cocktails. Tippling Hall chef and partner Guillermo Tellez will offer a comfort-food menu to pair with the bros’ global grog.
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.