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  • Ask a Native

    What Are Some of the Native’s Favorite Las Vegas Buildings?

    By James P. Reza

    You're asking someone who once dreamed of being an architect ...

  • Dining

    Best Wagyu Beef

    To be honest, this is a lot like picking the best stack of $100 bills. No matter which we select, it’s going to be money, thanks to the Australian ranchers who are painstakingly raising this prized breed of cattle according to Japanese protocol. But Jean Georges Steakhouse puts out a piece of beef that’s meltingly more money than any place else.

  • Real Estate

    Bargains at CityCenter?

    Tony Dennis is either brave, foolish or simply playing the role of enthusiastic salesman. It may be a case of all three. The executive vice president of CityCenter Residences recently revealed more price reductions at CityCenter’s Veer and Mandarin Oriental towers—another 10 percent in addition to the 30 percent clipped upon opening in 2010, plus cash incentives like paid taxes and HOA fees reaching another 15 percent over time.

  • The Week

    Memorials Great and Small

    The 10-year anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people, is an occasion to revisit that day’s enduring and terrible place in the American consciousness. Las Vegas will mark the occasion with special events, charitable activities and discussions (see: Days of Remembrance). Like all remembrances, these events have the difficult task of taking us back to the past so that we may move forward.

  • Next-Gen Chinese

    By Grace Bascos

    Peter Woo and his family have been striving to change the American perception of Chinese food for more than 30 years. Now at his new post as executive chef of Social House in Crystals at CityCenter, Woo has yet another opportunity to demonstrate the beauty of Asian cuisine.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Salmon with Pureed Peas at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina

    A hearty filet of salmon is roasted and served atop a bed of mushrooms, onions and bacon. The kicker for this dish is the fresh spring pea purée that serves as the base of the plate. Make sure to soak it up with bites of salmon or vegetables. $27, in Crystals at City Center, 238-1000.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Basil Pesto Grilled Chicken Panini at Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina

    It starts with the appreciably crisp panini bread, fresh greens and tender chicken, but it’s the creamy basil pesto that makes this sandwich a real treat, and it comes with a plentiful pasta salad. Puck’s menu offers a lot of good eating, but sometimes a simple well-made sandwich is the best lunch. $17, in Crystals at CityCenter, 238-1000.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Thai Beef Salad at Lemongrass

    Glancing around the menu of this pan-Asian restaurant isn’t as much fun as staring up at the bamboo shapes suspended from the ceiling, but eating from it certainly is. The chef, a young Thai native who worked at Bangkok’s Mandarin Oriental, hasn’t so much Americanized his menu as personalized it. And his yum nua (Thai beef salad), composed of basil, lemongrass, meltingly tender beef and, yes, grapes, is world-class. $22, in Aria at CityCenter, 590-8670.

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