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 Casino.org, 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.