Dining Out with the Harrises
Mixx Grill and Lounge Heats Up Summerlin with a Unique First-Class Dining Experience
Over the last few years Summerlin has become a locals gastronomic epicenter featuring renowned restaurants and bars to satisfy any craving at a price point to accommodate any wallet. Restaurateur JP Teresi has teamed up with the young and talented Chef Bryan Ogden to open Mixx Grill and Lounge in Boca Park.
Your eyes can’t help but be drawn to the star of the show, a 4,400 pound hardened steel grill. “The grill took quiet an effort to bring into the venue and install,” JP said with pride. “This grill was quite a learning curve for me. It maintains approximately 400 degrees over the entire grill,” Bryan added. The grill is not all that sets Mixx apart. Guests have the option of 28 appetizers to dress up a tasty protein of choice. Once you have your masterpiece ingredients to your likening, walk over to the grill, and stand by Chef Bryan as he puts the final touches on your creation. Of course, you can stay in your comfortable seat and Chef Bryan and his staff will create a dish for you right off the menu. Wild, line-caught Ahi Tuna was a favorite of ours, and of course the Wagyu Beef is spectacular as well. Whether you are into just veggies or a true carnivore, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Dive into a signature cocktail from the mixologist or enjoy a world-class bottle of wine to pair with your meal. Attention to detail is what it’s all about at Summerlin’s newest hot spot. Mixx is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail, lunch or dinner. No matter what time of day it may be, Mixx is the place to be.
Even in the Hot Summer
Months School Is in Session
at 702 Public School
Celebrating one year of educating the public on “the art of food and beer,” Public School 702 has become a locals favorite in Downtown Summerlin’s restaurant line-up. Just about anyone who needs a little refreshment from the sweltering heat of Las Vegas can gladly call this gastropub a cool oasis from the desert dryness. Recently we stopped by to see what seasonal artisanal cocktails were on the list and share some of the featured summer menu items.
Who doesn’t love watermelon and fresh seasonal heirloom tomatoes? These seasonal sensations are stacked together in the Grilled Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad. Drizzled with balsamic vinegar, studded with pungent feta cheese and dotted with crunchy Marcona almonds, this is truly a convergence of summer fun on a plate and on the palate. Several other tasty menu items that are sure to please are the Pizza di Verdure a veggie pizza with zucchini, onion, roasted tomatoes, kale, mozzarella and provolone, and the Meatballs & Linguine, which pack a punch of flavor with a kick from poblano peppers adding that zesty zing.
For those who would like to go south of the border on their cocktail selection, try the Yellow Smoke with fresh pineapple juice, serrano and Alipus mescal. If a more refreshing beverage is what you desire to quench the fire of the noonday sun, the Guavalajara combines guava, basil and Corralejo Blanco for a dip into a version of a Mexican mojito.
Enjoy a good selection of seasonal rotating taps such as Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry by Almanac. This 7% ABV flavorful beer shines in the glass with hand-picked blueberries added to a sour golden ale that is then aged in wine barrels. Public School’s informed servers will gladly give you all the schooling you need on what to sip and savor in the heat of the Las Vegas summer.
Chef Marc’s Trattoria Is Well Worth a Visit for Authentic Tuscan Fare
Chef Marc Sgrizzi is at it again and this time he plans on making Chef Marc’s Trattoria a permanent and popular Las Vegas dining establishment. We happened to stop by the Lakeside Village Plaza and were pleased to see a steady crowd. Chef Marc joined us at our table to tell us about his special of the day, a Tuna Bolognese with homemade linguine. Fresh ahi tuna, melded together with homemade pasta and a mirepoix reduction of celery, carrots, onions, and wine of course, reflected Chef’s passion for freshness and flavor with each bite. Eggplant Parmesan with alternating layers of thinly sliced, delicately breaded eggplant, mozzarella and Alfredo sauce is outstanding. We were pleased to see a veteran Las Vegas culinary professional who pours his heart and knowledge into his outstanding dishes have success. This 2,527-square-foot of comfortable upscale dining space also featuring a lovely outdoor seating area is fast becoming a favorite Las Vegas eatery.