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Vegas - 2015 - Issue 5 - September - Fall Fashion - Kate King

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photography by rebecca SimmS The chimichurri mahi mahi is pan-roasted; served on a bed of black beans, sautéed zucchini, red peppers, and onions; and topped with cilantro chimichurri sauce and a pickled carrot, onion, and orange salad. For dog owners, few experiences are as tranquil as relaxing in a comfort- able chair with your pet lounging contentedly at your feet. And until now, the kind of homey, small-town business that welcomes dogs as well as humans had been hard to find in Vegas's strip-malled neighborhoods. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar may be the city's first major dog-friendly eatery. Well-behaved pups are welcome on the patio, where the servers provide t hem with free bowls of water to alleviate the Vegas heat. If they're hungry after a long day of exploring the massive shopping center, the doggie menu features bowls of brown rice, either alone or with a hamburger patty or grilled chicken. The restaurant wants its human cus- tomers, dog lovers or not, to feel just as welcome and comfortable. The pet-free interior conjures images of a mountain lodge with its exposed wood beams and allusions to cowboy culture. Outside, you can gather with friends around the fire pit at night and enjoy the stars through the skylight above. The food here is recognizable, but there's more atten- tion paid to detail than you might expect. The edamame are seasoned with the Japanese spice mix togarashi. The turkey meatballs contain a smattering of pine nuts. The mahi mahi is served with a cilantro chimi- churri sauce. The chicken Sriracha sandwich boasts a Vietnamese-style slaw. Even the bar mixers are prepared fresh daily. Lazy Dog is basically an ideal spot to sit, give your feet (or paws) a rest, and meet your neigh- bors. 1725 Festival Plaza Dr., 702-727-4784; V DOG Days Downtown Summerlin'S Lazy Dog RestauRant & BaR aDDS an alwayS-been-here neighborhooD feel to the planneD community'S inStant city center. by al mancini  113 GUIDE

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