When you think about the best restaurants in Las Vegas, chances are you’re imagining a celebrity chef plating some 10-year-aged foie gras on a bed of 24-karat gold flake, or maybe a bone marrow, backyard-grown kale combo at one of downtown’s hipster spots. Either way, you wouldn’t be wrong. But what if you had another Las Vegas restaurant option? Enter: Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina. This locally-owned joint is all about fresh, quality ingredients. Their tortillas, sauces and salsas are made daily, meats and vegetables are sourced responsibly and sustainably, and their juices are all natural. Speaking of juices, Bandito’s cocktails stand toe-to-toe with any of those bigwigs on the Strip. And we’re going to prove it. Their Fashionista OVO is fiyah. Check the video to see for yourself. Humble brag, but we’re pretty good at recommending things. When you inevitably swing by, just remember who put you on the up-and-up.
It gets cold in Northern Nevada. Like, Leo in “The Revenant,” type of cold. Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but after spending the majority of my life up north, I was ready to kick the crappy weather to the curb and start working on my year-round tan. Initially, my desire to move to Las Vegas solely revolved around the weather, and that’s it. Little did I know what this city truly had to offer. Where else can you pop into a grocery store at 3 a.m. and see a showgirl buying almond milk and kale, or hit the local dry cleaners to catch a Cirque performer dropping off their costume? This town is 24/7 excitement, and I haven’t even mentioned gettin’ down at the hottest nightclub or the questionable decisions you make at sketchy downtown dive bars. Adventure in abundance is why I love Vegas. And it’s usually available where you least expect it.