Andrew, Michael, and Phil—show
us their animal magnetism.
RM Seafood’s surf ’n’ turf.
The surf ’n’
The pop superstars of Human Nature hail from the land Down Under, a country famous for its great beef and world-class seafood. So for Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Toby Allen, and Phil Burton—stars of Venetian’s hit Smokey Robinson–produced Motown tribute show—it’s simply their nature to seek out the popular American specialty known as surf ’n’ turf. Each member of the Australian quartet reveals his favorite place to go in Vegas when he gets a craving for this unbeatable pairing.
Star Choice: Craftsteak
With more than 200 varieties of whiskey and scotch, plus a staggering selection of steakhouse favorites, Craftsteak, at MGM Grand, impresses the group’s bass singer. “It’s one place that I completely love,” says Toby, who enjoys the clubby atmosphere and highly recommends the Black Angus surf ’n’ turf (A-5 Wagyu is also available on the chef’s beef tasting menu). He heads to James Beard Award–winning Tom Colicchio’s steak restaurant on his rare nights out, when he’s not home with his new twins. MGM Grand, 702-891-7318
Star Choice: RM Seafood
With undoubtedly the most surf-focused menu of the four (its Surf and Surf entrée boasts three jumbo shrimp and half a poached lobster on a bed of truffled mushroom risotto), RM Seafood is also noted for its surf ’n’ turf, a favorite of Phil’s. “It reminds me of home,” says the high baritone. “Rick Moonen is the best.” Feast on the plate’s shelled half lobster with clarified butter and petite filet mignon in red wine jus, then head upstairs to Moonen’s new steampunk-themedgastropub, Rx Boiler Room. Mandalay Bay, 702-632-9300
Star Choice: Carnevino
Mario Batali’smecca for meat lovers is the standout for Andrew, who celebrated his most recent birthday here. He particularly loves the best-known item in its famous aging program: the bone-in six-month dry-aged riserva rib eye. “I had it with their lobster salad on the side,” says Andrew, a high baritone. “The end result is something really special, sensational. Plus, the wine list is amazing.” Palazzo, 701-789-4141
Star Choice: SushiSamba
When he hungers for a land-and-sea combo, Andrew’s younger brother Mike heads for this Brazilian/Japanese fusion destination. “It’s got a cool vibe,” says the former boy soprano. Mike’s favorites include the churrasco meat plate and the spiny lobster robata skewer. “My wife took me there for my first Father’s Day with my little girl. She actually tried a bit when she was less than a year old!” Venetian, 702-607-0700