Life Is Beautiful with Food
I spent most of the inaugural Life Is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas concentrating on the chefs and food elements, for my reportage in Las Vegas City Life. But I also enjoyed a lot of the art and music, including Alabama Shakes, the Purity Ring, Beck, Kings of Leon and the Killers.
My story starts below and continues in the link... but here's an edited album of my shots from the weekend too... some not all that great, but just for memories Enjoy.
After more than a month of almost relentless food festivals and gourmet charity events around town, Las Vegans could be forgiven for assuming the Culinary Village at Life Is Beautiful would be pretty much more of the same.
But while many of the 31 participating businesses were familiar local and Strip restaurants like Honey Salt, Cafe Martarano and TAO, their stands weren’t offering small bites from their regular menus. Instead, star chefs like Hubert Keller (Fleur) and Michael Mina (StripSteak) were given the unusual directive of selling a creative festival food for under $10 (and yes, the celebrity chefs actually were at their booths, at least at times)....