Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Address: Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Dr.
Status: Open now
For the first time, Bruce & Eric Bromberg have allowed their famed fried chicken concept out of New York City and it's landed in Downtown Summerlin.
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is now open, located between Andiron Steak & Sea and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill on the northeast side of the outdoor mega-mall, serving their crispy fried wings, thighs and tenders.
The key for the brothers was not to copy a Southern fried recipe, but invent a less greasy, more flavorful dish, created with chicken dipped in egg whites, coated with matzo meal and fried. There's also their special spice blend to add a unique touch.
The full menu includes plenty of choices for the individual or for a large group. Buy a party wing by the piece for $1.50, or boneless thigh for $3.75. A basket of 10 party wings costs $14. Combos are served with fries and coleslaw. Sides are priced at $3.75 for the small and $7.95 for a large and choices include adobo corn, pickled cucumbers, collards and smoked bacon and fries topped with "the works."
You can find versions of the brother's fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq, but in Summerlin you'll find a mecca dedicated just to the bird, ready for side sauce options of wildflower, chipotle and wasabi honey flavors, habanero hot sauce and their own BRBBQ barbecue creation.
Opening hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.