Kale. Cauliflower. Brussels sprouts. These words made you run for the hills as a kid, but you’re a grown-up now, and lucky for you, these cruciferous veggies are turning up across town as appetizers, salads and sides in imaginative ways. At Burger Joint (10890 S. Eastern Ave., burgerjointlv.com), cauliflower comes tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce and served with either ranch or white bean hummus for vegans. For some killer kale, head to Bronze Cafe (401 S. Maryland Pkwy., 611 Fremont St.) and order The Bizness—David’s Special, featuring the green du jour massaged in house-made lemon vinaigrette and topped with a choice of three side items, such as spiced chickpeas, curried quinoa, sweet potatoes and more. Lazy Dog’s (Downtown Summerlin, Town Square, lazydogrestaurants.com) caramelized Brussels sprouts tossed with lemon, garlic, butter, capers and sprinkled with romano will have you asking for seconds. Your mom would be proud.
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.