A fast-casual restaurant from Southern California is quickly making its way to Las Vegas, importing Korean-inspired chicken to the Silverado Ranch Village retail enter.
Belly Bombz hopes to debut its third restaurant by the end of October, expanding from Artesia and Whittier, California, and its very popular food truck, a veteran of multiple trips to Las Vegas.
Created by chef Albert Shim, the local space at the intersection of Silverado Ranch Boulevard and Bermuda Road was the former home of Sunny Kitchen, Hank’s Philly Steaks, and Catfish Alley. The restaurant sits four doors down from Slater’s 50/50.
In California, Belly Bombz serves its own ground beef and bacon patties called “51/50 sliders.”
Shim earned a very loyal following for his off-the-cob white corn elotes, Bomb Dust Fries tossed in a barbecue dry rub, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, bowls, and loaded fries, including the Black Phoenix stout oxtail poutine.
The house special wings, tofu, and boneless chicken are tossed in rice flour and prepared extra crispy with a long roster of sauces, including soy caramel, the tangy and sweet Mom's recipe, and super hot Zombie and Death concoctions. Crispy chicken skin can also be added as a side dish.
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