When chef John McKibben first opened Grape Street Cafe in 1997, his small restaurant took a back seat to a large front-of-the-house retail area where customers could purchase house-made sauces, salads, and high-quality wines. Though the concept quickly transitioned to focus on the fresh, house-made dishes flying out of his kitchen, McKibben has held on to his retail license and continues to encourage his diners to finish their meal by picking up a bottle of wine to go or commissioning a self-portrait painted with balsamic vinegar.
With the exception of a handful of rotating nightly specials, the menu has stayed largely the same, and Chef McKibben credits the cuisine as the eatery's 14-year secret to success. Dinner finds the shop's signature hot sandwiches, creamy pastas, and pizzas sharing top billing alongside nationally inspired entrees such as a baked Alaskan halibut topped with lemon beurre-blanc and Colorado lamb in a sweet-and-sour mint glaze. However, the diverse menu is designed to complement the restaurant?s real draw: its extensive wine selection. Up to 90 vinos are available by the glass each day, with selections that hail from as near as Napa and as far away as Mosel, Bordeaux, Rioja, and Mos Eisley.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — Chicago Brewing Company serves sandwiches, salads and more to Las Vegas' Peccole Ranch patrons.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Chicago Brewing Company, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Chicago Brewing Company's full bar.
Chicago Brewing Company is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Chicago Brewing Company's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Casual dining at its best, Chicago Brewing Company customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
Through their catering service, Chicago Brewing Company can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Or, take your food to-go.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Chicago Brewing Company's moderately priced fare.
You can stop by at practically any time, since Chicago Brewing Company serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Nigh owls and early risers alike will appreciate that the restaurant is open 24 hours a day.
Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Gordon Biersch.
The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit.
Gordon Biersch's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Gordon Biersch won't cost you a sitter.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Gordon Biersch, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Gordon Biersch, which offers a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
The dress code is strictly casual at Gordon Biersch, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Gordon Biersch also offers catering.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
No need to spend time searching for a space — there is a nearby lot with valet available as well.
A typical meal at Gordon Biersch will set you back less than $30.
Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Las Vegas doesn't necessarily have a reputation for high culture, but the founders of the Las Vegas Philharmonic showed they were serious from their very first concert. In 1999, the orchestra debuted with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, a demanding work with unusual instrumentation that can stretch up to 90 minutes in length. "As far as we know, this is the largest staging of a classical music piece in the city's history," cofounder Harold Weller told the Review-Journal of the 260-musician production. In the decade-plus since then, the Philharmonic has continued its record of accessible ambition with a pops series, live accompaniment to silent films, and collaborations with superstars such as Sarah Brightman, Placido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli.
In 2012, the orchestra moved into The Smith Center, a brand new cultural center built from 2,458 tons of Indiana limestone and crowned by an art-deco-style carillon tower that holds 47 bells. Inside the theater, streamlined chandeliers evoke 1920s elegance, and a wide, palm-tree-flanked lawn frames the massive building with enough space for outdoor spectacles and double dates with other orchestras.
Indulge in a wide array of American dishes at Money Plays.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Money Plays offers a variety of drink options.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Money Plays.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Money Plays' outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Musical guests frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Money Plays' busiest days.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Money Plays — attire is casual.
Diners can opt to leave their vehicles in the nearby garage or an adjacent lot.
The super-affordable fare at Money Plays will definitely make your budget happy too — prices are almost always under $15.
Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.
A nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities, New Vista Community hosts festive fundraisers throughout the year. Savvy to the pulse of the community, event organizers throw raucous events such as wine walks, which regale guests with the foolproof combination of fine food samples, wine and cocktails, and live music. Guests at the Brew's Best Hand-Crafted Beer festival sip free samples of regional brews, and at the lighthearted Adam & Eve's Love Fling, love-happy attendees and confused mannequin collectors bid on bachelors and bachelorettes.
Though many in the community may know New Vista Community primarily for these events, the organization dedicates its best energies to help those with disabilities. Founded in 1984 by three sets of parents with intellectually challenged kids, the charity provides group homes, assisted living, job training, and field trips to kids and adults.