Former New York Mets slugger Carlos Beltran’s Sofrito has been looking for locales in Vegas. Owner Genaro “JR” Morales says, “We’re looking at getting into one of the hotels in Vegas as well as the strip in South Beach.”
Could Puerto Rico’s aromatic mix of onions, garlic, tomatoes and other ingredients sauteed in olive oil be headed to Sin City? Sofrito already has two locations, one in Manhattan and the other in White Plains, while Morales also owns Sazon, another Puerto Rican resto in downtown New York.
Genaro “JR” Morales at Sofrito. [Photo: Matthew Brown/The Journal News]