Another new addition to the Town Square dining scene has started construction a short distance from Master Kim’s Korean BBQ and promises a high twist on pizza and dessert pies. Crust & Roux Gourmet Pie Co. is moving into 3,500 square foot 120 suite in The Landings retail and dining annex, on the southeast border of the open-air mall, overseen by Lowell Raven, who also has two other restaurants in the works.
Raven says her late father, Christopher Raven, inspired the restaurant which plans to feature a contemporary white interior, lounge, showcase kitchen, wine show, booth, and regular seating. The restaurant promises a menu of savory pies and up to a dozen dessert choices such as blueberry zest and strawberry peach. Pizza sauce options will range from the traditional red marinara and seafood to the white butter roux of the same name.
An estimated start date of 2022 has not been announced. Raven is also working on Thick & Thin Treats, described as a modern dessert and healthy juice bar, and Pine Bistro, serving a menu of Lebanese inspired cuisine. The locations of the two projects have yet to be revealed.
Town Square Park becomes home to Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs, which serves Korean corn dogs from franchise owners Ann and Ron Lim. The couple plan to open the booth with spicy dogs coated in hot Cheetos powder and potato dogs coated in diced potatoes, as well as a version of crispy rice and classic corn dogs that combine spicy and sweet flavors. “We wanted to share the experience of having a Korean Corn Dog with the Vegas community,” says Ann Lim. The kiosk opens at the beginning of October open every day from Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In Town Square, Crust & Roux joins the recently launched Milano Restaurant & Bar, plus Chewy Boba, still under construction, and Filipino restaurant Noypitz Bar & Grill, imported from West Covina and Cerritos, California.