The third Vegas Unstripped event in Downtown Las Vegas is set to be bigger than ever on October 16, featuring more than two dozen local chefs and restaurateurs serving up one-night-only dishes in an outdoor, Arts District setting to be revealed soon.
Feast of Friends, the local marketing and event company behind the local-focused food fest, announced the roster of participating chefs today, a veritable all-star squad of the creative culinarians driving the Vegas restaurant scene. Just a few of the familiar names: John Arena of Metro Pizza, Justin Kingsley Hall of Main St. Provisions, Brian Howard of Sparrow + Wolf, Bruce Kalman of Soulbelly BBQ, Gina Marinelli of La Strega, Marc Marrone of Graffiti Bao, Gio Mauro of Pizzeria Monzu, Jamie Tran of the Black Sheep and James Trees of Esther’s Kitchen and Al Solito Posto.
All-inclusive tickets for Vegas Unstripped are on sale now at vegasunstripped.com, and early bird prices of $95 will continue today, September 1, with prices increasing to $115 on September 2. The event will take place from 8 p.m. until midnight on October 16, and proof of vaccination will be required of all attendees and participants.
Net proceeds from the event, which will also feature local bars and bartenders and live entertainment, will be donated to local nonprofits assisting the homeless. To date, Vegas Unstripped has donated nearly $15,000 to local charities.
More information about beverage partners, sponsorships and additional elements of Vegas Unstripped will be announced soon. Here’s the complete chef lineup:
Oscar Amador (EDO Tapas)
Geno Bernardo (The Summit Club)
Johnny Church (Johnny C’s Diner)
John Arena (Metro Pizza)
Francesco Di Caudo (formerly Ferraro’s)
Sonia El-Nawal (Rooster Boy Café)
Justin Kingsley Hall (Main St. Provisions)
Brian Howard (Sparrow + Wolf)
Bruce Kalman (Soulbelly BBQ)
Keris Kuwana (Keris Sweets)
Gary FX LaMorte (Honest Hospitality)
Jimmy Li (Shanghai Taste)
Gina Marinelli (La Strega)
Marc Marrone (Graffiti Bao)
Gio Mauro (Pizzeria Monzu)
Matt Mayer (Served)
Michael Vakneen (Pop Up Pizza)
Ralph Perrazzo (Snap-O-Razzo)
Michael Stamm (Cured & Whey)
Jackson Stamper (Ada’s Wine Bar)
Jamie Tran (The Black Sheep)
James Trees (Esther’s Kitchen)
Khai Vu (District One)
Steve Young (Al Solito Posto)