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  • Taste

    Three Las Vegas Chefs Making All the Right Moves

    By Al Mancini

    One on one with the chefs who are growing by leaps and bounds.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Ending the Year With a Bang-Bang

    By Grace Bascos

    Now that we’re a week into 2016, some of us are sticking to our resolutions to eat better. But before I joined the fray, I made sure I got in a “bang-bang.”

  • Dishing With Grace

    Lobsters at Lakeside, 20 Years at Texas Station and Whiskey for Dinner

    By Grace Bascos

    For some—particularly those from the East Coast—the lobster bake is a quintessential summer meal. If you can’t make it out to the Hamptons or the Cape for a proper crustacean feast, Lakeside Grill has you covered.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Hog-Burger Heaven, A Buffet Fit for a Boss and Tacos Worth the Trek

    By Grace Bascos

    It’s been an age-old question for some (okay, mainly just for a chef or two and I): Why isn’t there any ham in a hamburger?

  • Concerts

    Musiq Soulchild

    By Brjden Crewe

    Love was the evening’s theme for R&B veteran Musiq Soulchild, who was in town to make up for a canceled spring show. The crowning moment was when the singer invited a woman onstage to be serenaded to “sobeautiful.” Midway through the song, the woman’s boyfriend came onstage to propose to her as the band continued playing. “Don’t you just love love?” Musiq asked the shocked crowd as they applauded the newly engaged couple. Keeping with the theme, Musiq dedicated “Don’t Change” to all the lovers in attendance whose relationships had surpassed the one-year benchmark.

  • Music

    The Art of Compromise

    By Jarret Keene

    Philly-born R&B artist Taalib Johnson, a.k.a. Musiq Soulchild, has a baby-making voice that causes ladies to swoon and record labels to see dollar signs. But it’s his ability to strike an emotional and commercial chord that sets Soulchild apart from the neo-soul pack. Well, that and his insistence on mixing things up arrangement-wise.

  • Music

    Tour Buzz

    By Geoff Carter

    ONE DOPE SHOW: When Marilyn Manson performed “Rock Is Dead” in ’99, he probably didn’t suspect that he’d someday be part of a package show that kind of proved his point. But Rock Vegas, a two-day festival of rawk at Mandalay Bay on Sept. 28-29, ($46-$90; two-day passes $89-$175), is a show of once-mighty headbangers whose thunder has been largely muted by current popular trends, from dubstep to downloading music without paying. Nevertheless, the thunder gods are coming: Godsmack, Staind, Adelitas Way, P.O.D.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Pan-seared Rib Eye, Austin’s Steakhouse

    By Grace Bascos

    A 22-ounce cut of meat is usually enough to make any carnivore swoon, but a sauce can take a great steak to new heights. This bone-in rib eye is grilled over mesquite charcoal to impart a nice char and smokiness. The accompanying gravy boat holds a silky garlic and cilantro butter sauce that manages to be light yet really bright in flavor.

  • Cocktail Culture


    By Xania V. Woodman

    If ever there was a time for a sticky-sweet, candy-color cocktail, it’s Easter! Texas Station director of food and beverage Isaac “Ike” Mayberry consulted with a true lemondrop lover to combine her favorite cocktail with every sweet tooth’s favorite holiday. The trick to this treat is to preform a berry-flavored cotton candy using a clean plastic Easter egg. To serve, place a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass in front of your guests, drop the little cotton candy “egg” in, and pour the prepared cocktail over it.

  • Dining

    A Texas-size Surprise

    By Max Jacobson

    Some locals restaurants remain under the radar, no matter what they have going for them. That seems unjust, not to mention impractical. I spend my own money—not my Vegas Seven allowance—a few nights a week, and so just like any normal consumer, I like to get the most for my dollar. Enter San Lorenzo, an unassuming Italian restaurant at Texas Station. What, you already knew about Austins, the hotel-casino’s fine steak house? San Lorenzo is considerably less grand but no less accomplished.

  • Concert Review

    George Thorogood

    By Sean DeFrank

    George Thorogood is stuck in the past, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Thorogood and his Delaware Destroyers blazed through 35 years of hits in more than 90 minutes at Texas Station’s Dallas Events Center on April 30, with the singer/guitarist paying his three-chord respects to inspirations such as Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley throughout.

  • Dishing With Grace

    Shrimp Cocktail at A-Bar in Texas Station

    It’s a classic Vegas staple and Texas Station is doing it better—and for less money—than most. Five meaty, chilled jumbo shrimp are served on the rim of a cocktail glass filled with cocktail sauce and accompanied by a lemon twist for that hint of zing. Should you get the craving for nostalgia, A-Bar is where to head. $2, in Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane, 631-1000.