There’s nothing more divine than a rich, butter-basted steak. Luckily, Las Vegas is no stranger to the all-American steakhouse.

Is there anything that screams “luxury” more than a piece of tender meat paired with perfect sides that enhance the flavor of the exquisite cut of steak.

There are tons of options to choose from when it comes to a steak night! However, not all places are equal.

You can either go with a chain restaurant or an independently owned establishment. And most of the time, we’re proponents of helping independent restaurateurs.

The publication Eat This, Not That recently came out with an article about the most-popular independent steakhouses in America. If you’re a Vegas local, or a seasoned Vegas veteran, then you know that we have some of the best steakhouses in America.

Throughout the city, a plethora of eateries offer different styles and cuts of steaks that can completely alter your steak-going experience — in the best of ways, of course. However, this particular steakhouse is one of the most popular in the United States, grossing nearly $26 million in 2021, according to the publication and Vital Vegas. And its “independently owned” status makes this large-dollar figure even more impressive.

So, what mysterious restaurant holds the place for second-most popular, independent steakhouse in the U.S.?

Well, it’s no other than Top of the World restaurant!

This place is the epitome of fine dining, Vegas style. It’s located on the 106th floor of The Strat’s tower, giving attendees a panoramic view of the Las Vegas skyline. According to Eat This, Not That, the average cost of the check is about $133. In 2021, this steakhouse/Americana eatery served over 210,000 meals, which makes sense why the restaurant made over $25 million. One of the biggest splurges on the menu is the prime tomahawk chop, which will run you about $175.

Now, you may be asking: What was the first most-popular, independent steakhouse in America? It’s  Maple & Ash in Chicago. This eatery is owned by two Michelin star chef Danny Grant.

Well, despite not having the first place when it comes to this list, Vegas locals know that our steakhouses are unlike any other! At the end of the day, enjoying a nice steak is an accomplishment and simple joy in life that we shouldn’t take for granted.

Nevada's Richest County Isn't What You Think It Is

The richest county in Nevada isn’t what you think it is.

When we think about Nevada’s richest areas, pictures of cash flowing on the famous Las Vegas Strip are often thought of.

But, the wealthiest county in Nevada isn’t Clark County. In fact, the richest county isn’t even located close to Clark County at all!

A recent study by Stacker compiled Nevada’s counties and quantified data that ranked counties from highest to lowest household median incomes. Now, let us put a disclaimer that this study didn’t utilize “revenue generated per county.” This study ranked each county from household median income instead.

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the study shows the economic disparities between Nevada’s counties. Many counties vastly differ in population, topography, job market, etc. There are 17 counties in Nevada that have unique histories, stories and economies. The geological-lush mines located throughout the state attracted thousands of people to move here during the gold and silver rushes. Along with the mining industry that still supplements many, the glittering Las Vegas Strip economically nourishes Clark County through its hospitality and tourism industry.

No matter where you go in Nevada, the economy is constantly moving and changing throughout the counties.

The Covid-19 pandemic also changed much of the state’s economic trajectory when it came to certain counties in Nevada. Things such as income, poverty levels, consumer habits and job opportunities drastically altered in the Silver State due to the pandemic.

Nevada’s economy is rooted in mining, tourism, gaming and cattle ranching, which are pretty elastic industries that fold and rise with peaks and troughs of the economy’s cycle. This was made certain during the pandemic when much of Nevada’s industries were forced to shut down for weeks.

However, things are growing and returning back to their pre-pandemic levels of activity, according to a report from AARP.

Nevada is diverse and colorful when it comes it its economic activity. However, the richest county isn’t where most people think. Scroll down below to see the top ten richest counties in Nevada.

  • 10) Carson City

    According to Stacker’s data, Carson City is the 10th richest county in Nevada, which may be surprising considering it’s also our state’s capital! The state states that the median household income is $58,305, which is 6% below the state’s average.

  • #9. Lyon County

    Lyon County

    Lyon County was one of the nine original counties created in 1861, according to Genealogytrails.com. According to Stacker, the median household income is $61,048.

  • 8) Clark County

    Surprise, surprise! Clark County isn’t the richest county after all. When we think about Las Vegas, we think about “excess.” Whether it be in the form of hospitality, partying, gaming, etc. But, the household median income isn’t the highest in the state despite our reputation for being “high rolling.” However, if we calculated revenue generated per county then this study (and Clark County’s ranking) may change. According to Stacker, the household medium income is $61,048

  • 7) Storey County

    The epitome of the “wild west,” Storey County earned its place in history in 1859. The major employers in this county are GDiesel, Golden State Petroleum, James Hardie, Mars Pet Care, NV Energy, Pittsburgh Paint, Pet Smart, Storey County School District, Tire Rack and Wal-Mart. According to Stacker, the median household income is $64,000.

  • 6) Humboldt County

    The rolling mountain ranges, the lush nature and the remoteness of this county is what makes it charming. According to Stacker, the median household income is $66,123. It’s largely a region with ranchers and farmers. But there’s currently a proposed lithium mine that is slated to bring 300 long-term jobs that pay an average of $63,000. However, this mine is met with immense controversy due to its inevitable, detrimental environmental effects. Along with this, Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation is located 50 miles from the mine site. Tribe members have expressed concern that the pollution from the mine will spread and ultimately affect the reservation and surrounding environment.

  • 5) Eureka County

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    Public Officials Commissioners Assessor Clerk Recorder Treasurer District Attorney Sheriff Criminal Justice Justice Court Juv. Probation County Services Emergencies Public Works Natural Resources Senior Services Planning Commission Public Guardian Library TV District Crescent Valley CooperativeExtension Human Resources Comptroller Cultural Activities Opera House Sentinel Museum Tourism Recreation Churches & Organizations Eureka County Fair Eureka County 4H Recreation Board Special Websites Nuclear Waste Business Directory Economic Development Resource Info.

    Eureka County is sparse in population. But the jobs are quite the money-making endeavors. According to the county’s website, Eureka’s economy is primarily a ranching, agricultural and mining county. According to Stacker, the median household income is $67,478.

  • 4) Washoe County

    In this county, some of the major employers are health care companies, hotel and hospitality companies, logistic companies and gaming services. The median household income is $68,272.

  • 3) Douglas County

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    According to the county’s website, some of the major employers in this area are: Bently Nevada, A Baker Hughes business, JT Basque Bar and Dining Room, Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Carson Valley Medical Center. The household median income is $71,415.

  • 2) Lander County

    Lander County is located slightly east of Reno, encasing small towns and some post-mining communities within its borders. Although the towns may seem small, the collective community wallet doesn’t reflect that. According to Stacker, the median household income is $73,797.

  • 1) Elko County

    It looks like the big bucks are in Elko! According to Stacker, Elko’s median household income is $79,375. This county thrives from the agricultural, mining, hunting and fishing industry. According to USA Today, less than 2% of American workers are employed within these industries. However, in Elko, 27.5% of people are employed within these industries.

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    This Is The Best Rated Dive Bar In Las Vegas

    Las Vegas is the epitome when it comes to drinking alcohol beverages and dark hole-in-the-wall places. When you think of “turning up” or having a good time there is no better place than Vegas.

    Local bars serve customers, many 24 hours a day, granting them the convenience of comfort. The Las Vegas Strip is full of “hotel” bars that will cost you anywhere from $16 to $38 a drink. Unless you’re a high roller these strip prices will drain your bank account. The real secret is going to the dive bars that are located away from the glitz and glam. Locals know where to go to have a good time for an inexpensive price.

    Every day can be a hustle and bustle but the dark shabby dive bars are open and welcoming.

    According to Yelp, Double Down Saloon is the BEST dive bar in Las Vegas. The ranking for this list comes from overall fan rating, reviews, price point and hours of operation. The popular drink shack has garnered a 4.4 rating, with 571 reviews, lowest price point and they are open all day. You can find this bar located at, 4640 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169. They offer their guests video poker at the bar and they have six large t.v. screens. The reviews speak for themselves which is a good indicator if somewhere is worth the commute.

    Over 30,000 people like their Facebook page and their motto is, “THE WORLD’S FAVORITE PUNK ROCK DIVE.” The bar tends to have very vulgar and expressive event nights which lures all walks of life. A reoccurring theme night is their “Atomic Mayhem Tee Vee” which showcases your favorite music videos, DJ Atomic playing a free form mix, usually starts at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover! You can find their Facebook HERE.

    If you’re a frequent wander of exploring the entertainment capital of the world then you may want to stick around to see more about this murky hot spot:

    • Read 3 Funny Popular Reviews

      #1: “Hell, if you’re going to be drinking them all night might as well take out that $20 puke insurance as well”

      #2: “Either way this murky watering hole is like the Serengeti for the not too skittish creatures of Las Vegas.”

      #3. “The Bacon Martini tastes like a horrible decision, but sometimes you just have to drink things just to say you did.”

    • Atomic Mayhem Tee Vee

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      Posted by Double Down Saloon - Las Vegas on Thursday, October 20, 2022

    • Atomic Video Jukebox

      Tonight @ 9 pm - As always NEVER a cover charge !!!SHUT UP AND DRINK

      Posted by Double Down Saloon - Las Vegas on Thursday, October 27, 2022

    • Who Will Perform On Their Stage Next?

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      Posted by Double Down Saloon - Las Vegas on Friday, September 30, 2022

    • Las Vegas Activities You Have To Try Out

      8 Ways To Pass The Day Las Vegas Style

      Las Vegas is the gift that keeps on giving!

      Offering a plethora of restaurants, attractions and shows, Las Vegas prides itself on being of for the people. The city has seen tremendous growth in the last decade, but it has never lost the charm that made it world famous.

      Fly high with an attraction that will whisk you through the city without the hassle of walking or driving through The Strip at peak hours. If you’re feeling daring, take a leap of faith with a ride that will make you the talk of your friend group for years to come.

      For something more history-minded, visit The Mob Museum. Learn what Prohibition was like in a city that is known for its fun-loving, free-spirited outlook on life at this one-of-a-kind institution.

      Maybe you want to do something more lighthearted? That’s alright! Walk through a boneyard of iconic Las Vegas history. See familiar faces and finally understand why Vegas was nicknamed, “The Neon City.”

      Take a break from the crowded city center and go on a tour of the surrounding desert with Las Vegas RaZoR Adventures. Experience the beauty of the natural terrain! Ride alone, with a group or with a guide.

      Perhaps you want something a bit more budget-friendly? We’ve got you covered! Go off-strip and encounter an art installation that will take your breath away — and that will make for gorgeous Instagram pictures. It’s entirely FREE, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.

      Finally, eat, drink and enjoy live music with an off-beat shopping center that captures the unique spirit that makes Las Vegas a world-class tourist destination.

      Regardless of what you have in mind, find an attraction for every mood. Don’t dilly-dally — come to town and discover everything we have to offer.

      Who knows, you might even find a new favorite!

      • FlyOver Las Vegas

        If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, you might be familiar with this attraction. FlyOver Las Vegas is an immersive flight simulator that takes you on a tour that you’ll never forget. See, feel and smell the most legendary natural wonders of the American Southwest! It’s an unforgettable experience that is perfect for the whole family.

        Get your tickets NOW.

      • Meow Wolf Omega Mart @ Area 15

        Get wacky and wild with Meow Wolf Omega Mart. This thought-provoking, unorthodox experience is part art exhibition, part fun house and 100% something you have to see to believe. You won’t find something like this everyday.

        Click HERE to get your tickets today.

      • Skyjump @ The STRAT Tower

        Get your daredevil flag flying! Skyjump at The STRAT Tower is the ideal attraction for all of the adrenaline junkies out there. At 829 feet tall, breaking speeds of 40 mph, this Guinness World record holding mammoth of an activity is an experience reserved for the truly fearless out there.

        Buy your tickets HERE and prepare for an adventure you’ll never forget.

      • Seven Magic Mountains

        Located right outside Las Vegas, this art installation created by renowned artist Ugo Rondinone is a sight to behold. Located along Interstate 15, the exhibit represents the crossroad between the natural and the artificial, according to Rondinone. It’s certainly sublime, in our opinion.

        This attraction is open to the public. No need for tickets or reservations, just come on down and experience the breathtaking beauty for yourself!

        We are grateful for all of our friends, fans, and visitors that have helped to make Ugo Rondinone’s “Seven Magic Mountains” such a phenomenal success. Many thanks to you all! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.

        Posted by Seven Magic Mountains on Thursday, November 28, 2019

      • Downtown Container Park

        If you’re tired of the Strip, make your way downtown and pop into Downtown Container Park. This open-air shopping center doubles as a music venue. How fun! With good shopping, great restaurants and live entertainment, you’re sure to find something to enjoy here.

        For more information on what’s available, click HERE.

      • The Mob Museum

        Take a field trip to The Mob Museum. Look, Las Vegas has a storied past, though it has grown far past its origins. The museum doesn’t shy away from the city’s dark history, giving visitors an honest, frank look at the crime syndicates that built the town and how they were eventually brought down. They also feature an underground speakeasy and distillery that is both fun and informative. Nice!

        For more information and to buy tickets, click HERE.

      • Las Vegas RaZoR Adventures

        If you really want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a while, consider taking a tour with Las Vegas RaZoR Adventures. They’ve got some of the best off-roading in town! Be one with nature for a while and take in the natural terrain in style and comfort.

        For more information on how to plan your experience, click HERE.

        It’s perfect riding weather! Come join us on the adventure of a lifetime! #canam #nature #offroad #x #nascar #adventure #lasvegas #4x4

        Posted by Las Vegas Razor Adventures on Friday, April 5, 2019

      • The Neon Museum

        The Neon Museum offers a unique look at a small piece of what makes Las Vegas great. With signs dating back to the 1930s, this museum is dedicated to the preservation of iconic Vegas signage and offers visitors a glimpse of every era of the city’s history.

        Click HERE to get your tickets now. Hurry — they sell out like hotcakes!