Best of the City


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

Arts & Entertainment

Best Music Venue You’ve Never Been To

Come on in, the music’s fine. So’s the food. So’s the vibe. And pretty much everything else at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz room, the city’s best untapped entertainment resource. Epitomizing elegance, the two-tiered, acoustically excellent venue is somewhere between a hip jazz joint and a sleek concert hall, and has given the city the likes of saxophonist Branford Marsalis, guitarist John Pizzarelli and legendary Broadway/cabaret star Barbara Cook. Next up: singer/musician/composer Billy Stritch, celebrating the songbook of Mel Tormé, on August Read More



Best Vibe Dining

The supper club has always been a spot to see and be seen while having dinner, but in Las Vegas there’s always a fine line between “supper club” and “place where the music is too loud.” Read More


Best Female DJ

Actually, from Marquee’s Boombox Room to the Dayclub, longtime Las Vegan Lisa Pittman is one of the best DJs in town, period. From Pittman’s first residency at Studio 54 in 2006 to her ongoing success with the Palms and Tao Group, DJLP has kept a steady hand on the decks. She seamlessly crosses over from mainstream hot spots to occasionally throw the best LGBT parties around. Her friends call her the Lesbian Mayor of Las Vegas for producing events such as SHEdonism, a ladies-only party weekend that will take over the Palms’ entire Fantasy on September Read More

Health & Beauty

Best Swimwear Shop

You’ve probably eaten at Paymon’s on Maryland Parkway many times without noticing the small shop two doors down. Yet this discreet strip-mall cell holds a wonderland of not only swimwear but also expertise in what to buy and how to use it. Swim2000 is endowed with an impressive product line and deep institutional knowledge. It began as a mail-order company in 1994, and the brick-and-mortar store opened seven years later. Staff includes current and former swimmers who can wax philosophic on the way varying fabrics will react to chlorine versus salt Read More