Nevada breweries had a phenomenal showing at the Great American Beer Festival, the largest commercial beer competition in the world held in Denver last month, earning six medals. This awesome performance was the Silver State’s brewers’ best showing ever, and Big Dog’s Brewing did the unthinkable, claiming three medals. Pictured here is the Big Dog’s team on the medal stage collecting their third medallion, which Head Brewer Dave Pascual emphasizes by holding up three fingers.

7th & Carson just commemorated its 2nd anniversary with a new menu and a new guest chef, the renowned and beloved Chef Sammy D. Pictured here are two of Chef’s new offerings: grilled swordfish with wilted spinach salad and seared U-10 diver scallops with celery-root puree. Read more about this Downtown Las Vegas hot spot in Editorial Director Bob Barnes’ What’s Cooking column.