True Food Kitchen has huge plans for the Forum Shops at Caesars when it debuts on the Strip in 2020, but diners looking for a first Las Vegas taste of the dining experience only need to wait until the fall to order what the restaurant calls “great tasting food and thoughtfully crafted beverages — shared in an environment of infectious positivity.”
Famous for its financial and promotional backing by Oprah Winfrey, True Food Kitchen has long been predicting a fall debut at Downtown Summerlin, and recent paperwork indicates that the healthy food restaurant is well on its way to meet that deadline.
The restaurant takes over the shuttered Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar in the northern Dining Arroyo section of the shopping center. Construction permits show the restaurant will fill 7,277 square feet, large enough for a maximum occupancy of 361 inside.
Initial estimates called for a construction budget of $1.8 million to remodel the space, set to feature a bright, vibrant dining room with open kitchen and create a scratch bar featuring fresh pressed fruit and vegetable juices, seasonal cocktails, local beer, and wine. The existing patio will also undergo a light makeover.
True Food Kitchen, which started in Phoenix in 2008, already filed permits for signs and started hiring, indicators of a project heading to the final stretch.
Once open, the restaurant that offers organic meals, including vegan and vegetarian options, will serve lunch and dinner, and feature a menu of bowls, pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, plus responsibly sourced and gluten-free, seasonally inspired entrees.
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