Two fast casual expansions that would make normally cause a local stir have quietly made plans for the east side, but the lack of publicity is all due to their unusual location.
The third local outpost for chef John Chien Lee’s Soho Sushi Burrito has taken over the shuttered Metro Pizza spot at UNLV’s Student Union food court.
Now open from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., chef Lee has created the "Hey Reb!," red, black and white sushi burrito exclusively for this spot, made with "unagi (BBQ eel), spicy tuna, surimi crab, cream cheese, cucumber, spinach, wonton strips, crispy flakes, splashed with chipotle mayo and unagi sauce."
Students completed a survey of their opinions on the state of the university's dining options and were given a chance to choose what should be next. The student body voted for sushi burritos and the second local outpost for Steak 'n Shake, which will replace the sushi-focused Sushic. The counter service Steak 'n Shake is now hiring and will debut before the start of the spring semester.
Steak 'n Shake has been an incredibly popular addition to the South Point Hotel and Casino since its arrival in late 2010, featuring a retro-themed environment and a menu including "Steakburgers," melts, fries and "hand-dipped shakes."