Friday Faves with @VegasDining

You know what day it is and know what that means. FRIDAY FAVES!! This week, we’re featuring May and she runs one of the biggest LV foodie accounts, @vegasdining. Chances are you already follow her, but if you don’t, tap that “follow” button and let the nomz begin. Take it away….

1. Flock & Fowl

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“I feel like this is sort of like beating a dead horse due to all of the good press they’ve gotten, but GO TO FLOCK & FOWL. Owned by Chef Sheridan Su and his wife Jenny Wong, this place does chicken right. From their famous Hainanese Chicken Rice (which virtually didn’t exist in Vegas before they came along) to their buttermilk fried chicken tenders, they are doing justice to the bird at this place. Jenny and Sheridan are ALWAYS there, so you can feel the labor of love they’ve got going on. Be sure to check out their specials board–you’ll find dishes like a chicken banh mi, or chicken liver toast. They are located near SLS, on Sahara.” 380 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102

2. PublicUs

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“Every time I come to PublicUs I feel so blessed that such an amazing place exists in Las Vegas. Located on the very edge of Downtown where it just starts to feel sketchy, and owned by Kimo Akiona and Travis Landice, it’s a coffee shop that is so much more than just that. The coffee program is helmed by the dapper Cole McBride, who has won national latte art competitions. Coffee choices include macadamia latte and pour overs. And the food is just as exciting. You can see their specials displayed behind the counters every day. They are fantastic for brunch–they always use farm-fresh ingredients like local eggs and seasonal veggies. One of the owners custom-built all the furniture, which adds to how special this restaurant is. Whatever you do, don’t forget to check out the crazy bathrooms before you leave.” 1126 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Echo & Rig

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“Dinner? Brunch? Echo & Rig excels at it all. This gorgeous restaurant, located at Tivoli Village in Summerlin, specializes in all things meat. There is a butcher shop downstairs where you can actually pick up gourmet cuts of meat. Upstairs, you’ll find a refined restaurant setting with sturdy tables and chairs. Some of my favorite dishes include the portobello mushroom fries (the aioli that comes with it tastes like crack), their steak (of course) and for brunch, don’t sleep on their short rib hash. It comes with these extremely finely diced potatoes and poached eggs. Divine! Echo & Rig’s service has always impressed me. It’s a solid choice to take mom and dad, or that date you want to impress.” 440 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

4. Tonkatsu Kiyoshi

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“I live in the Southwest area, and Tonkatsu Kiyoshi is definitely a must-stop if you’re in the area. This is probably the most authentic tonkatsu I’ve ever tried in the U.S., and I lived in Japan for five years so I know what’s up! It’s run by a family from Hawaii, and you really can never go wrong at this place. From their extremely flavorful Japanese-style curry to their crispy-crunchy tiger shrimp katsu, the ingredients are quality and the technique is on point. Don’t forget to grind up your sesame seeds with the mortar and pestle you’ll find at your table. I think they recently got their liquor license so bottoms up!” 7780 S Jones Blvd #103, Las Vegas, NV 89139

5. Other Mama

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“Other Mama is one of the first places I tell out-of-towners to go to when they ask for recommendations. Of course it’s in a strip mall, where all of the best Vegas restaurants can be found. When I first heard about it, I was like “Oh yeah? A white guy trying to do sushi?” But Dan Krohmer is not your average white guy. He worked for Chef Masaharu Morimoto and helped open Japanese Cuisine by Omae. Other Mama specializes in fresh oysters (so good), sushi/sashimi and bangin’ cocktails. There are always interesting specials on their chalkboard. Every time I go in, Chef Dan is in the kitchen putting in work, which is not the case for every restaurant. I think Vegas needs more restaurants like Other Mama, so go in and support sometime!” 3655 S Durango Dr Unit 6, Las Vegas, NV 89147

All Photos Courtesy of @vegasdining

Check out her blog at www.vegasdininginsta.wordpress.com

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