It’s only maybe kind of a little bit of a small coincidence that our annual Restaurant Awards feature falls in December, part of the season that celebrates rosy-nosed goodwill, generosity, and, if you’re doing it right, heedless excess.
Honestly, it was all a blur, buying the house. I was a bachelor then — early thirties, a strange time to settle down. Strange place. On the far southwestern edge of town, way out by Blue Diamond, up against the desert hills
For all its transience and fluidity, Las Vegas seems like a giant airport sometimes. Countless people — tourists, residents, nomads falling somewhere in between — perch for a while and then flutter off.
At Santos Guisados Tacos & Beer, to interpret the flexible Spanish culinary term guisado, General Manager Michael Carlisi goes with “stewed.” The meats in the guisado tacos are cooked for hours, adding water and letting it reduce again.
If you’re determined to pursue happiness — or at least a childlike, selfie-intensive version of it — Mandalay Bay has a place for you: Happy Place, that is, 15,000-square feet offering 10 themed rooms for all the Instagram posts you could want