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Best of the City 2013

Best Community-Supported Agriculture

Quail Hollow Farm has prevailed over the harsh growing conditions and meager profit margins that have kept Southern Nevada from jumping on the CSA trend in a significant way. Only about a half-dozen of these co-op farms, which deliver food to paying members on a regular basis, are thriving here. Among them, Quail Hollow is Read More

Business & Services

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Best Tech Startup

It’s a little known and probably untrue fact that bowling accounts for 97 percent of our local economy. When the wheels of Las Vegas get to turning, they do so to return your ball so you can get the spare. Perhaps that’s why VegasTech member Rich Belsky created Rolltech Bowling, a cool iPhone/iPad app that tracks and shares your bowling scores and stats in real Read More

Health & Beauty

Best Place to Get a Manicure/Pedicure

You’ll get the chic atmosphere and treatment of a resort-style salon without paying the price at Bond. Bellagio Spa veteran Shawna Traynor opened her “nail lounge” earlier this year with a menu of creative offerings, such as the Chocolate Covered Strawberry, which starts with a strawberry oil and mineral soak, followed by a strawberry scrub and chocolate mask, and then finishes with a super-hydrating chocolate lotion lather-up. Bond’s specialty manicures and pedicures incorporate Me Bath products, and they change Read More

Nightlife

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Best Nighttime Pool Party

While XS’ Sunday Nightswim started the trend and Surrender’s Splash Dance still draws rave reviews, newcomer Eclipse at Daylight took it to new depths this year to win this category. While booking talent such as Nicky Romero, Skrillex and Zedd helps, the differentiating factor is the Ibiza-inspired layout. There’s a giant, dome-shaped, concert-style stage crested by massive LED towers, with the pool perfectly centralized to offer the best views in the Read More

Health & Beauty

Best Locals-Only Pampering Deal, 2013: 
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Best Locals-Only Pampering Deal

Monday through Thursday, all spa treatments at the Spa and Salon at Red Rock Resort are 30 percent off (20 percent on the weekends), and anything on the menu at the salon is 20 percent off every day. Either deal includes free access to the facilities and private pool at this Condé Nast Top 100 Resort Spa. So, each visit includes quality and affordability. Need we say Read More

Bars & Booze

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Best Place to Drink Whiskey

The rambling, cavernous dining rooms at Delmonico Steakhouse bring to mind the wine cellar of some billionaire’s Swiss manse. But enticing as that sounds, the bar is where it’s at. Because that’s where beverage manager and lead bartender Max Solano presides over his 530-bottle whiskey collection like a judge. He’ll serve it to you neat, with a bucket of cubes and silver tongs. Wanna try a Tasmanian single malt? He’s got Read More

Nightlife

Best New Salsa Party

There are casual Latin dancers, and then there are the true salseros—those who live for the sound of the clave; who chug water, not beer; and who show up late to clubs, skipping the cheesy lesson so they can go straight to the pachanga. Until recently, the latter could be found on Friday nights packed into El Barrio Latino, a cozy, rustic bungalow at the edge of a strip mall on Tropicana. But promoters announced the event’s cancellation earlier this month, dismaying both regulars and our Vegas Seven Read More