Okay, so the economy’s improving, but it’ll be a long time before we’re all eating gold-dusted moneyburgers like we were before the bust. In the meantime, our fifth annual DEALicious Meals is here to tide you over.
Of course the pastries, custom cakes and artisan chocolates are sublime at Megan Romano’s neighborhood sweet spot; no surprises there. The shock comes when you stop in for lunch and realize 1) the basil tomato soup, roasted vegetable frittata, heirloom tomato and mozzarella napoleon and honey maple ham on brioche are as good as it gets, 2) that everything is between seven and 12 bucks and 3) this place still hasn’t been discovered by the west side masses.
One of the celebrated perks of living in Las Vegas is easy access to dirt-cheap food — buffets, graveyard specials and comped meals abound. But which beer-budget items can truly satisfy an eater with champagne tastes? Taking the spirit of our DEALicious Meals issue to its most miserly extreme, we crawled local casinos for their cheapest eats.
The Huntridge has been a lot of things: movie theater, concert venue, art gallery, even house of worship. Its latest incarnation is no secret to anyone who’s driven by the weatherworn hulk lately: a monument to dashed hopes since it shut its doors in 2004.
The musician and cultural critic Brian Eno once coined the term “scenius” to describe the burst of collective creative energy that occurs when you put the right people together in the right place at the right time. There was scenius in Florence, Italy at the end of the 15th century, and in the expat bars and cafes of Paris in the 1920s.
These innovators in tech, business and sustainability aren’t just creating a buzz — they’re making Las Vegas a better place to live
Seems like you can’t hop onto the Internet these days without reading yet another mythic overnight-success story about some mop-haired twentysomething selling a novelty app for umpteenbazillion dollars to Yahooglebook. Indeed, as the flow of venture capital meets the rise of bedroom software whizzes to fuel what looks like another tech bubble, we’ve perhaps forgotten that technology is about more than clever Vine videos and grainy Instagram snaps of sandwiches — and business is about more than boasting the biggest bottom line.