The Mixx Grill & Lounge
For Locals, By Locals
By Jen Chase
From the get-go, the restaurateurs who have brought Mixx Grill’s relaxed atmosphere to Summerlin’s Boca Park had one thing in mind: make it about the locals.
In most cities and towns, that’s probably a no-brainer. But in a place built on the backs of tourists who spend copious dollars that help keep the Las Vegas economy in the black, an eatery and drinkery for the folks who call this city home, 24/7/365, it’s important. And it’s the kind of (daresay) “winning thinking” that having an experienced duo on the front end can produce.
Mixx Grill was founded by JP Teresi, whose previously-opened-successful-restaurant-roster includes Sugar Factory, Chateau Beer Garden, Gordon Ramsay Steak, and countless others. Putting his degree to use, earned at France’s University de August Escoffier, service is key for Teresi…service that also delivers food representative of around the world quality and flavors.
Which makes this second, equally important half of any restaurant equation come together so nicely for Mixx: It has food that chef Bryan Ogden has brought to it. After years in the kitchen at Caesars’ Bradley Ogden (his father), he’s brought his culinary expertise to a place where he can truly hang his hat at, serving a menu that’s all his own.
From cold, hard-shaken drinks to its menu that runs lunch to late night and has something for vegetarians, carnivores and even just imbibers alone (check out the two daily happy hours—2:30-6:30 p.m. and 10:30-12:30 a.m., with prices starting at a very un-Vegaslike $4.77), there’s a lot to like. Especially this: “The Iron,” reminiscent of a teppanyaki grill, only bigger. Way bigger. And round. It allows diners to watch some culinary theatre before they get to ingest it, but not before they put their own touch on their meal by combining produce, proteins, sauces, and spices to create stir-fry-esque meals with unimaginable possibilities.
(Or, they can order off the pre-determined menu which is predetermined to fill bellies just as tastefully: butter-bean hummus; chorizo-stuffed Maine lobster; Portobello mushroom quinoa; Wagyu short rib. Yum.)
There’s a lot to love about Mixx Grill. What’s your favorite? Go for yourself and find out. And, go often. With a menu like Mixx’s (especially with that Iron), Teresi and Ogden have all but assured you’ll go back early and often.
Located At Boca park
750 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145