The first of three food truck veterans will debut a bricks-and-mortar location at the corner of Buffalo Drive and Warm Springs Road later this month, importing Hawaiian and Filipino specialties from Hollywood Boulevard.
Fist of Fusion Island Grill will take over a 1,512-square-foot corner spot at the still under construction retail hub, sitting next door to Power Hour 360 and a couple of steps from the newly opened PT's Gold tavern.
Formerly known as Truck Norris until a lawsuit from the famous inspiration, Fists of Fusion has become a familiar name at Las Vegas food truck events, including this year’s Life is Beautiful festival. Chef Ronnie Lucido expanded his truck operation to a counter-service operation in the retail district behind Hollywood’s famed TCL Chinese Theatre earlier this year.
Inspired by the marinated beef short ribs prepared by his mother in his youth, Lucido’s menu includes rice bowls, tacos, burritos and salads, with a choice of protein like teriyaki chicken, homey sesame tofu and his boneless ribs. Other choices include a garlic shrimp plate and Kalua pork nachos.
The interior space in the southeast will feature murals by artist John Park. Opening hours and an exact debut date have yet to be announced.
Still to come for the retail hub, the second home for local favorite Fukuburger and the first for L.A.-based food truck Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, sharing the same 3,440-square-foot building with a patio.