Marc Marrone, the former Tao Group corporate executive chef, opens his second Graffiti Bao, this time in the southwest. The original counter-service location opened in March at T-Mobile Arena.
In the Asian-heavy southwest, Marrone, along with his business partner Todd Lunger, bring a fast-casual restaurant with dumplings in Sichuan chicken, prawn and pork, or vegetable, bao buns, rice rolls, and bun-ches, a mix of buns and rolls. Entrees start by customers choosing a protein from beef, chicken, pork, prawn, or crispy tofu and then selecting a style such as Mandarin orange, Kung Pao, sweet sesame, or roasted chili sauce. A Singapore-style ramen, lo mein, and a chicken fried rice round out the menu.
The restaurant features neon signs, a group dining table, and televisions tuned to classic Asian films.
The restaurant plans to be open daily for lunch to late at night.
Graffiti Bao, 7355 S. Buffalo Drive, 702-323-6033. Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight.
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