Still readying for a summer debut, SocialEats, Santa Monica’s new “food hall within a food hall” concept, is already looking at expanding nationally with a first stop somewhere on Las Vegas Boulevard.
John Kolaski’s K2 Restaurants is behind the West Coast venture that already announced plans to open “a second Las Vegas Strip location of SocialEats.” Kolaski was formerly chief operating officer of SBE’s restaurant portfolio, which includes Katsuya, Bazaar Meat, and Umami Burger at the former SLS Las Vegas.
Sitting below The Gallery Food Hall on Santa Monica’s high-profile Third Street Promenade, SocialEats will become home to the first Los Angeles site for celebrity chef David Chang’s fried chicken restaurant Fuku.
Also on the way, the fast-casual sushi bar Supertoro; coffee, wine, and cookies at Adelaide; the noodle-centric Street Noods; Cada Vez and its Spanish pintxos menu; plus “salads, sandwiches and more” at Petit Harvest Co. from another famed TV chef Graham Elliot, long rumored to be interested in opening a Las Vegas restaurant.
Yet to confirm a proposed location, or possible tenants, K2 Restaurants has shared future expansions might include “STRFSH, a fast-casual fish sandwich shop in partnership with the Voltaggio Brothers, and Paperboy Pizza, a rock n’ roll neighborhood pizzeria in partnership with Jeremy Fall.” The Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse debuted at Maryland’s MGM National Harbor resort in 2016.