It didn’t take long after chef and sommelier Bank Atcharawan departed from Chada Thai and Chada Street last fall to venture into something new. In recent months, he has teased his Facebook followers, suggesting a new project, and just this week a construction shot of his newest eating and drinking spot revealed The Patio Desserts & Drinks (5255 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 107; open 11 a.m.-1 a.m.). According to Atcharawan, it is slated to open sometime at the end of February, and guests will be able to indulge in specialty drinks, coffees, teas and sumptuous sweets. The self-proclaimed dessert addict plans to offer Thai rolled ice cream, Hong Kong waffles, honey toast, and a variety of house specialty desserts. “In my experience, whenever I serve a dessert course, people always smile,” Atcharawan says. “Now I’ll get to see people smile all the time.”
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.