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.