The billboard welcoming drivers on Swenson Street was correct. Ahead of a schedule released by the resort, chef Roy Choi will debut his first Las Vegas expansion at the Park MGM on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Best Friend’s future serving hours will be nightly from 5 to 10 p.m., with no mention of the late-night dining menu Choi has previously hoped to unveil. Future chef-driven pop-up events are also still in the planning stage.
A self-described “Korean BBQ joint,” merged with Mexican influences, the menu has been developed with Diego Echavarria, executive chef at Choi’s former dining outlets at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles.
A full and final menu has yet to be revealed, but behind the “Liquor Store” bar and retail outlet, the star restaurateur has imagined 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.”
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