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One of the most famous DJ’s in the world has announced that he will be opening a new pizzeria in the Proper Eats Food Hall at the Aria Resort and Casino.

According to an article by Corey Levitan on, Steve Aoki, the fourth highest-grossing DJ, opened up PizzAoki off strip on South Valley View at West Sirius Avenue back in 2019. Now, he brings his superstar name and pizzeria to the Las Vegas Strip, joining two more new concept eateries in Proper Eats: An Istaeli restaurant from Portland, Oregon called Shalom Y’all, as well as Lola’s Burgers, which will be the first location of this kind opened by the daughter of Proper Eats co-owner, Oliver Wharton.

There are four other eateries that have already been announced for inclusion in the new food hall, which will eventually accommodate 12 restaurants in the Aria’s second-level promenade. Per Levitan’s posting, the previously announced food hall restaurants include: “the first Wexler’s Deli outside of LA, the first Seoul Bird Korean fried chicken outside of London, Clique’s newly created Temaki Bar sushi restaurant, and New York’s breakfast-centric Egghead.” The 24,000 square-foot-space used to be the home for the resort’s buffet, and the new food hall taking it’s place is set to open early this coming winter.

Here’s something I did not know about DJ Steve Aoki which I learned from Levitan’s article: His late father, Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, introduced the hibachi steakhouse concept to the US in 1964 by founding the phenomenally successful Benihana chain. Aoki’s brother is also a restauranteur, and together, they own the Bluetree Cafe in Hawaii.

It seems that the Strip resorts like this food hall concept, as Proper Eats will join the already established Famous Food Street Eats food hall at Resorts World, the Block 16 Urban food hall at the Cosmopolitan, and Eataly at Park MGM.

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


Ranked: Best Pizza Places In Las Vegas

Extra pepperoni please… Vegas has delicious pizza and many different kinds. Looking for margarita? We got you covered. Supreme? Check. Classic cheese? Check.

Whether you’re looking for New York, Chicago or Neapolitan style there are plenty of fresh pies to go around. Dedicated pizza connoisseurs will go to war with you on what the best style of pizza is but regardless the taste is still magical with every bite. Pizza is an international delicacy that has been consumed for many years.

The origin of the word “Pizza” is a little unclear but states many etymologists believe it comes from the ancient German Lombardic word bizzo which means “bite.” Some etymologists think that the word Pizza comes from the Greek word, “Pitta” which has the root word of pita referring to brand bread.

In any case of the meaning, the doughy-saucy goodness is so popular that customers can order it in many different shapes and sizes. The best part is that you can add just about anything to the top of pizzas… Except pineapple. Sorry, not sorry about it.

According to, “the modern birthplace of pizza is southwestern Italy’s Campania region, home to the city of Naples.” That is not to say that the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians didn’t create their own form of what we know as pizza today.

Pizza possesses many great qualities of convenience and taste. You can find pizza on street corners in New York to upscale restaurants in high-rises with city scape views. Many customers like to pinch it, folding it in half or inside out folding it in half. There is no incorrect way to eat a pizza. Don’t listen to the haters.

Pizza places were ranked based on their Google review star rating. Each business was chosen with more than 200 customer reviews.

Las Vegas may not be the origin place of pizza but with our fellow New Yorker and Chicagoan transplants we have saucy pies ready to eat. Did your favorite Las Vegas local pizza shop make the list? See below.

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