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Farmers ' Market Guide: Week of July 12
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
What's fresh this week?
Weekly staff members recall how they rang in the big 2-1
Friday, July 6, 2012
From the Peppermill to Switzerland to ... Buffalo Wild Wings?
Video playlist: our favorite hair metal videos
Friday, July 6, 2012
Including: the song that got one of us started on a personal musical odyssey.
Where to go, who to hear and what to eat and drink this week
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Also, what television show to see.
Best Hotel Bar: Vesper at the Cosmopolitan
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Forget well drinks, this 24/7 venue is all about the craft of mixology.
Best New Downtown Hot Spot: Drink & Drag
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Drag queens meet bowling and billiards at the new venue.
Best Strip Club: Spearmint Rhino
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ultimately, it's about the girls. And that's the main selling point of the Rhino.
Best Date-Night Restaurant: Due Forni
Thursday, June 28, 2012
First date or 50th anniversary, this place has the look, the feel and the food.
Best Journalist to Follow in an Election Year: Jon Ralston
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This guy cuts through the niceties to get at what voters care about.
Best Chef with a Cause: Carlos Guia of Country Club at Wynn
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Guia goes the extra mile as a key supporter of the annual Taste of the Nation fundraiser.
Best Public Official: Catherine Cortez Masto
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Nevada Attorney General has been an aggressive watchdog of the banks that helped to crater our economy.
Best Outdoor Venue: Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Party with your favorite band high above the Vegas Strip.
Best Place to Dance with the DJ: Lavo
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Here, you can get close enough to smell the DJ’s sweat.
Best adult funneling: Porron De Clara at Jaleo
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Growing up doesn’t mean you have to forsake the almighty funnel.
Best Meat on a Stick: Azn Chicken & Waffles at Fukuburger
Thursday, June 28, 2012
And it comes with Okinawan doughnut holes.
Best New Club: Hyde Bellagio
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Any lounge dweller would agree, it’s all pretty spectacular.
Best Party to Beat the Heat: Summer Camp Fridays at Hard Rock Hotel
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The childhood getaway meets daytime debauchery at this poolside bash.
Best Non-Nightclub Party: Artifice First Fridays
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Whether you set up barside or take to the dancefloor, inside Artifice, Las Vegas feels like the city it’s bound to become.
Best Urban Hike: Amargosa Trail
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Get a workout and a sweet view of Henderson.
Best Pub Quiz: Crown & Anchor
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Totally bomb and at least you can drown your sorrows in Guinness and chicken fingers.
Best Late-Night Bite: Ichiza
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Impending hangover, meet honey toast.
Best Dining on a Diet: Greens & Proteins
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Rediscover the joy of kale.
Best Bartender We’d Like To … : Rustyn Vaughn Lee
Thursday, June 28, 2012
How’s about we get you out of that bowtie and into something more comfortable.
Best Vegas Mascot: Penny Pibbets
Thursday, June 28, 2012
This pint-sized, mega-vocal proponent of deviant morality and poor decision-making reached our hearts.
Best Sommelier: Joseph Phillips of Michael Mina Bellagio
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Phillips' seemingly unlimited knowledge, peerless palate and laid-back style removes any formality or stiffness.
Best Plate of Pasta: Short Rib Agnolotti at Scarpetta
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Bone marrow and brown butter? Yup.
Best New Venue: Smith Center's Reynolds Hall
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Our community's new home for touring and local performing arts.
Best Sandwich: The Royal at Naked City Pizza Shop
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Meat and meat and cheese in dive-bar heaven.
Best Locals Party: Splash Dance at Surrender
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The nighttime pool party gives locals more than a few reasons to party mid-week.
Best Local Sports Legend: Jerry Tarkanian
Thursday, June 28, 2012
He brought a national championship to Las Vegas. 'Nuff said.
Best Out-of-the-Box Booking: Pat DiNizio at Riviera
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Raise your hand if you predicted he'd sign on for the Strip. Liar!
Best Place to Blow Your Paycheck: Hugo's Cellar
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Escargot and old-school service.
Best Band on the Verge: Most Thieves
Thursday, June 28, 2012
We're staking our digestive health on it.
Best Artist (Emerging): Fred Mitchell
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Prepare to get your mind warped.
Best Sports Bar: Big Dog’s
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Even casual Packers fans will find both locations welcome spots to cheer,
Best Music Venue: The Joint
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Guns N’ Roses, the Arcade Fire, Tiësto, Drake …
Best Paella: Jaleo
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Even the veggie version is irresistible.
Best Band for Starting a Flash-Mob Block Party: Rhyme N Rhythm
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Four MCs + a full live band = an unforgettable experience.
Best Place for a Booze Education: Herbs & Rye
Thursday, June 28, 2012
They can rap about ancient herbal tinctures, but they’d rather swap stories over cocktails that blend exceptional taste, method and the moment.
Best Resident DJ: DJ Munkey at Beauty Bar
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Find him behind the booth every week at Beauty Bar, during the hipster haven’s Turntable Thursdays party.
Best Booze With a View: Mandarin Bar
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Strip has many bars with million-dollar views. Still, Mandarin stands out.
Best Night to See a Future EDC Headliner from Vegas: In the House Fridays at Haze with DJ Stellar
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The up-and-coming DJ's cosmic rise is just getting started.
Best Dayclub: Encore Beach Club
Thursday, June 28, 2012
World-renown DJs, an awesome aesthetic and elbow room.
Best Drink for Non-Drinkers: Virgin Bloody Mary at PT’s
Thursday, June 28, 2012
If you’re drinking for two, or just prefer your Bloodies sans booze, this does the trick.
Best Blogger: WonderHussy
Thursday, June 28, 2012
You don’t want to know. Or maybe you do, you sicko.
Best Go-Gos: Krave
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Strip-side gay club's go-gos don't just dance, they perform.
Best Nightlife Secret: Savile Row
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A speakeasy vibe on the Strip? Believe it.
Best Calendar: Smith Center
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Is there anything the Valley's new performing arts center won't try?
Best Local Fighter: Martin Kampmann
Thursday, June 28, 2012
He's won three straight fights against elite competition, placing himself one victory away from a title shot in the welterweight division.
Best Hometown Sports Hero: Bryce Harper
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Washington Nationals called up the Las Vegas-bred baseball phenom earlier than expected and he's lived up to the hype.

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