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Roy Choi Reveals Best Friend Debut Date on a Billboard

Plus, more renderings of what to expect in December

Best Friend rendering
Best Friend rendering

On Dec. 28, visitors to the Park MGM resort will be able to make an opening night visit to the 11,000-square-foot On the Record nightclub, hidden behind a mock record store shopfront.

A few feet away, hidden behind its own “Liquor Store” bar, Roy Choi’s first expansion to Las Vegas will already up and running, according to a new billboard greeting travelers on Swenson Street.

One of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of the year, Choi’s Instagram feed has been promoting a Dec. 28 launch for Best Friend, while the expensive and harder to change new advertising updates it will open Dec. 19.

Best Friend billboard
Best Friend billboard
Bradley Martin

Self-described as “Koreatown in a capsule — a portal to the streets of LA,” Choi has posted video previews to social media, explaining he hopes the project will feel similar to a “barbecue restaurant or a dim sum parlor on a Sunday afternoon,” where “all your manners go to the wind and you’re licking your fingers and reaching across the table and talking with your mouth full.”

Best Friend interior rendering
Best Friend interior rendering

Reflecting on the location, he added, “I just want to bring smiles, and a little bit of nerdiness and humility and kindness to this big casino restaurant.”

He will be assisted in creating the “Korean BBQ joint” menu by Diego Echavarria, former executive chef at Choi’s now-shuttered concepts at Koreatown’s Line Hotel.

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Best Friend

3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 730-6770 Visit Website

On The Record

3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 730-6773 Visit Website

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