As fans of cronuts and cake pops can attest, food trends come and go. So how can you tell which tastes are trending at this very moment?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to discover which restaurants have been getting outsized attention this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Las Vegas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are worth exploring, right now.
Leticias Cocina & Cantina
Open since April, this Mexican spot is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Mexican" on Yelp.
Citywide, Mexican spots saw a median 6.2 percent increase in new reviews over the past month, but Leticias Cocina & Cantina saw a 51.4 percent increase, maintaining a mixed three-star rating throughout.
Located at 4949 N. Rancho Drive in Centennial Hills, the business offers a variety of classic Mexican favories such as tacos, burritos, enchiladas and fajitas. Check out the full menu here.
Flock & Fowl
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about downtown Las Vegas' Flock & Fowl, the Asian fusion, New American and Singaporean spot is a hot topic, according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "American (New)" on Yelp saw a median 1.5 percent increase in new reviews over the past month, Flock & Fowl bagged a 4.7 percent increase in new reviews within that timeframe, maintaining a solid four-star rating. It significantly outperformed the previous month by gaining 1.7 times more reviews than expected based on its past performance.
Open at 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 100 since December 2017, Flock & Fowl offers fusion food, such as fried chicken, chicken ramen and macaroni and cheese.
Downtown Las Vegas's AmeriBrunch Cafe is also making waves. Open since August 2017 at 316 E. Bridger Ave., Suite 102, the breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot, which offers coffee and tea and more, has seen an 8 percent bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 2.7 percent for all businesses tagged "American (Traditional)" on Yelp.
The eatery offers a variety of caffeinated beverages and light bites. Over the past month, it's maintained a sound 4.5-star rating among Yelpers.