Celebrity chef Richard Blais just tipped his hand about the opening of The Crack Shack, the gourmet fried-chicken eatery known for one-of-a-kind menu items, at the Park MGM. Just as the soaring temperatures in Vegas hit maximum, the king of all things chicken debuts in July. The restaurant just started hiring for management positions.
The three-meal casual-dining outlet features comfort food such as fried chicken, chicken sandwiches, chicken oysters, mini biscuits with miso maple butter, deviled eggs with candied bacon, Mexican poutine with pollo asada and Cheez Whiz, and more. A full bar, bar games, and a patio also will be available. Most importantly, the restaurant devotes itself to all things chicken as well as breakfast for dinner.
Blais is probably best known as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, and trained at The French Laundry, Daniel, Chez Panisse, and el Bulli. He’s appeared on Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars, Iron Chef America, and Chopped All-Stars as a competitor, and has a recurring role as a judge on Top Chef and Master Chef.
The Crack Shack already has locations in Encinitas, Costa Mesa, San Diego, Century City, and Pasadena, California. Fans should cross their fingers for the giant chicken outside.
The restaurant plans to open next to Eataly.
• Richard Blais Brings The Crack Shack to Las Vegas in 2019 [ELV]