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Lucky Foo’s new Sunday brunch brings fun and flavor

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Omelets and mimosas—all day.
Jesse J. Sutherland

With so many big-time brunch options on the Strip, it’s easy to overlook the ’burbs. But with modern, Asian-inspired eats like the chicken katsu and jalapeño-infused bacon waffle, skipping out on Lucky Foo’s new Mimosa House Sunday Brunch Sessions would definitely be a huge misstep.

“We did a traditional brunch for a little over a year, but it wasn’t really gaining any traction,” says Foo’s owner Michael Fuller. Now that the Americanized izakaya launched the more musical concept in March, spearheaded by the Vegas-based DJ group Flash Gang, the southeast spot has seen success even Fuller didn’t expect. “We saw a 50 percent lift over the two-week [test run],” he says, calling Lucky Foo’s “the only DJ brunch concept off the Strip.”

From that Japanese take on the classic chicken and waffles to the comfort-food favorite bacon and egg fried rice bowl, there’s something for every occasion, pre- or post-club. The fact that it’s offered all day on Sunday makes it the perfect stop for whenever the mimosa pangs hit.

“What people want is a place to go that they call their home away from home, where there’s just something cool happening all the time,” Fuller says. He wants Lucky Foo’s to be that place—not just for the Ibiza-influenced sounds but because of its flavorful and unique menu. First-timer? Fuller suggests his personal favorite, the dragon omelet with kurobuta sausage. “It’s the best omelet I’ve had in my life,” he says. “It’s just undeniably delicious.” Lucky Foo’s Mimosa House Sunday Brunch Sessions, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; 8955 S. Eastern Ave., 702-650-0669.

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