We team up with UNLOKT to uncover the most exciting and locally beloved spots in all of Vegas. No ratings. No reviews. No self-proclaimed "critics." No noise. Just killer local spots that make Las Vegas one of the fastest growing foodie capitals in the nation.
In our first installment, we highlight some new favorite eateries that are making waves among locals.
These days, gelato is everywhere. But rarely is it done just right. That's just what gelato genius Desyreé Alberganti has set out to perfect. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she was making all her famous flavors at Art of Flavors before deciding to venture out on her own. Alberganti makes everything from scratch and presents 18 rotating flavors daily. Some of her most unique flavors are smoked salmon with cream cheese and foie gras with thyme and rosemary. One taste of Alberganti's gelatos and you'll know why locals from all over the city drive for miles to get their fix (including us!). 7910 S Rainbow Blvd. #110, 702-914-9144
What to Order: Green tea kit kat, pear with gorgonzola and pistachio.
Fat Choy's chef Sheridan Su and wife Jenny Wong are at it again. Heading up Flock & Fowl, the couple is now serving a dish that they have eaten their entire lives: Hianan chicken. Poached chicken served with rice that is cooked in chicken fat and paired with house-made dipping sauces, this is a must-have dish. If poached chicken isn't your thing, the eatery offers fried tenders and wings that will leave you speechless. 380 W. Sahara Ave.
On any night, you can find big name chefs from other eateries slurping down oysters and enjoying crafted cocktails at this local favorite. Head to Chef Dan Krohmer's modern American eatery to indulge in Japanese-influenced dishes and some of the most succulent seafood we've ever tasted. "The name Other Mama comes from how we referred to my great grandmother because she raised my dad and his brother and sister," says Chef Krohmer. 3655 S Durango Dr., Unit 6, Las Vegas, 702-463-8382
What to Order: Oyster Rockefeller with foie gras, kimchi fried rice with pork belly, the daily sashimi and oyster selections from the raw bar, and the grilled prime rib-eye with waffle fries.
"Labels are for leftovers and Chow is for people, all people, all the time," proclaims Chef Natalie Young of famed Downtown breakfast and lunch joint, Eat. Her new space, Chow, is gaining a loyal following by dishing up Southern grub and Chinese cuisine all the while pumping out Led Zeppelin tracks on the speakers. 1020 Fremont St., 702-998-0574
What to Order: Sriracha mac and cheese, crab rangoon dip, and the fried chicken.
Step inside the Downtown eatery and you won't believe you're in Vegas anymore. The high vaulted ceilings, exposed air ducts, and elongated bar give the space a gastropub/loft feel with some serious fare and libations to go with it. Owners Sig Rogich and Jared Weiss recruited Executive Chef Daniel Ontiveros of Comme Ça to helm the kitchen and serve up impressive tapas and other elevated bar fare. Therapy encourages eaters to dine "socially" and taste everything, from the oxtail empanadas (insanely delicious) and Wagyu burger to the flatbreads, the roasted street corn, and the bacon wrapped dates (some of the best in the city). Also stop by to try some of the signature cocktails, craft beers, and house-made sangrias to get your night going. Cheers! 518 East Fremont St., 702-912-1622 What to Order: Oxtail empanada.