The first of two local expansions for “conscious casual” restaurant True Food Kitchen is moving closer to achieving an official fall debut in Downtown Summerlin.
Expected to be open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, matching the chain's more than two dozen current locations, the restaurant will take over the shuttered Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar in the Dining Arroyo section of the shopping center, still home to Public School 702 and facing Maggiano’s Little Italy.
Recent construction bids reveal the concept will fill a substantial 8,741 square feet and True Food has updated it will keep the existing outdoor covered patio, build a “bright, vibrant dining room with open kitchen” and create a “scratch bar featuring fresh pressed fruit and vegetable juices, seasonal cocktails, local beer & wine.”
Originally overseen by frequent Oprah guest Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox, known locally for Culinary Dropout and North Italia, the new operators received a major publicity and financial push last year when Winfrey made a “significant equity investment.”
A second location has yet to begin its own construction journey inside an existing retail space near the Las Vegas Boulevard entrance of the Forum Shops at Caesars.
On the future full-service menus, seasonally inspired entrees, bowls, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches with options for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diners.
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