Named after a family that once owned the land it’s on, Peccole Ranch comprises more than 600 acres. With 22 communities (10 of them gated) wedged into that space, you might assume there’s little more than residential property there. But as with most neighborhoods, the closer you look, the more you find.
2️⃣ Things to Do: Peccole Ranch is green-belted with tree-filled suburban walking paths — including a section known as “Birdhouse Alley” thanks to the elaborate aviaries hanging in the trees. Also nestled within the greenways is an 18-hole disc-golf course, said by people who know — my sons, who played it last week — to be fun and challenging, with the trees creating many “low-ceiling” shots.
1️⃣ Bakery to Try: No wonder Burgundy Bakery is a local fave — the Burgundy doesn’t refer to the color but to the actual region in France. Turns out there’s an award-winning French chef in charge here.
2️⃣ Places for Good Pizza: Reader Marc H. touts Dom DeMarco’s Pizzeria as “an absolute must for a list of excellent pizza in Vegas,” and suggests the Sicilian style, the traditional New York style, and the Di Faro. And reader James P. Reza calls Settebello “the most authentic Napoli-style pie in town.”
3️⃣ Other Places to Eat: The Lebanese cuisine at Khoury’s Mediterranean recently earned it Best Neighborhood Restaurant honors from Desert Companion magazine. TheList.Vegas touts the mezze platter and roasted lamb at Elia Authentic Greek Taverna. And my favorite food authorities — my taste buds — are gaga for the bonkers array of gourmet hot dogs at Buldogis. I'm dying for a Soul Dog right now.
1️⃣ Place to Culture Up: The Sahara West Library has some of the best art galleries in the valley — designed, they say, to Smithsonian standards — and they're usually smartly programmed with banger exhibits. Also, there’s a bunch of, you know, books and other media. It’s all housed in one of the library district’s most distinctive buildings.