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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

Dining

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Best Tourist Food That’s Actually Good

It’s a beautiful thing to behold, and really quite easy, at 12 bucks a pop, to overlook. We’re talking about the Devil Dawg at Gordon Ramsay BurGR, a work of art that is stuffed with cheese, bacon, tomato and almost every condiment you can think of, looking resplendent inside an “Everything” bun studded with sesame, poppy and garlic, tasting just as Read More

Health & Beauty

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Best-Looking Dentist

Chances are, most people with a fear of the dentist have never met Dr. Sufia Palluck. The tall, gorgeous brunette (and Las Vegas native) has been practicing for seven years since graduating at the top of her class from the USC School of Dentistry. She also played soccer at University of San Diego and one year professionally in Germany. Her flawless physical appearance is superseded only by her chair-side manner. Plus, Palluck has attracted many Strip headliners and influencers as patients, so you never know whom you’re going to run into in the waiting Read More

Nightlife

Best New Resident DJ

Light is enjoying its debut summer with the prodigious Zedd on its resident DJ roster. The 23-year-old German wunderkind produces with meticulous complexity, so it’s no surprise that he started playing piano at 4 and drums at 12, then broke into the Beatport charts before he could legally drink. Zedd was notably absent from the Electric Daisy Carnival lineup, making his presence at Light that much more exclusive and his impending appearance at October’s Life Is Beautiful festival Downtown that much more Read More

Dining

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Best Sportsbook Food

Most of us who hang out at sports bars are content with a beer and a couple of sliders, so it’s a bonus when the food is good. Heraea has all the bells and whistles: DJs, private rooms, the requisite number of giant TV screens and a team of comely runners to place sports bets. So Doug Bell’s fare—such as pretzel-wrapped dogs ($9), crispy green beans with sea salt ($9) and tuna tartare tacos ($15)—feels like your team just won the Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Best Broadway Production

Who knew it was possible to create an ’80s-themed show that’s even kitschier than the decade itself? Yet the Venetian’s Rock of Ages is up to the mock-tastic challenge with a crazy-fun riff on the mullet-and-hair-band goofiness of Reagan-era America. With hilarious snark to spare—and with way more verve than the limp movie version—Rock takes a tongue-in-cheek boy/rocker-wannabe-meets-girl/actress-wannabe story on the Sunset Strip and immerses it in a merry hard-rock set list from the likes of Poison, Styx and Journey. Quite simply: Rock rocks. Read More

Business & Services

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Best Vintage Shop

Like a fine wine, the wares in Patina Décor have gotten better with age. Specializing in upscale vintage furnishings, lighting, accessories and a growing selection of vintage clothes, owners Kate Aldrich and Tim Shaffer carefully select each item they sell. Thanks to their eclectic tastes, the store has some of Las Vegas’ best vintage finds. In fact, the place feels like an extension of their home—welcoming and filled with stories to share with Read More

Arts & Entertainment

Best Outdoor Gallery

Don’t call it graffiti; don’t call it guerilla art. The murals that line the alleys of the 18b Arts District—stretching from Imperial all the way up Casino Center to a cluster of bungalows near Hoover—amount to nothing less than an outdoor art gallery. Its curator, Ras One—the fifth-generation Nevadan behind POP2 in the Arts Factory—has managed to recruit street artists from all over the world to create an “ever-changing, ever-evolving” gallery of murals funded wholly out of pocket—his own, and those of his Read More

Dining

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Best Breakfast That You Dream About the Night Before

Chef-owner Natalie Young’s vibrant Downtown breakfast-and-lunch spot, Eat, shines with a menu broken into categories of what breakfast hounds crave (sweet, savory and eggs all day; lunchie stuff, too) and serves everything big and beautiful. Best bets? Huevos Motuleños ($12) is a sweet-salty riff on its more typical rancheros cousin; the eggs Benedict’s hollandaise is unfathomably fresh; and even simple steel-cut oats get royal treatment with cinnamon-roasted apples. Read More

Nightlife

Best Club-Hop Itinerary

Looking for the finest day-to-night experience without ever leaving the hotel? With Las Vegas’ summer heat, no one can blame you. Dip into Three-Course Sundays at Encore. Start with the Grill at Encore Beach Club for bites and cocktails before jumping in and pool-partying the day away. Then clean up and head to Andrea’s for Asian fare and seasonal cocktails with help from the custom iPad app drink Read More

Health & Beauty

Best Eco-Conscious Art Boutique

Shopping Artifact boutique is like nosing on Pinterest but in a real-life store. Owner Molly Gaddy-Walters’ mission is simple: to share her love of recycled, up-cycled and repurposed home furnishings, clothing and unique finds in one shop. After the success of her first store in the Market LV at Tivoli Village, a second location opened in May at Town Square to feed a broader audience. The new boutique welcomes more than 100 handpicked emerging designers with the same ethos. Expect to discover one-of-a kind pieces, but, most of all, prepare to be Read More