It appears the tentacles of restaurateur Sam Fox are reaching out to expand his empire once again -- this time in Vegas, baby.
The 2012 James Beard Foundation semi-finalist for Outstanding Restaurateur has announced that Culinary Dropout, his trendy gastropub in Scottsdale, will open a location inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The restaurant will be Fox's first in the "whatever happens here, stays here" city and will open this summer.
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"We believe the 24/7 culture of Las Vegas will welcome the addition of Culinary Dropout," Fox said in a press release. "Furthermore, the atmosphere of the Hard Rock Hotel complements the hip but never pretentious vibe of Culinary Dropout."