Call it a summer switch. Crossroads, the southern-inspired restaurant at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, has just unleashed an all-new menu full of fresh flavor, starting with appetizers like the roasted vegetable Mediterranean cheese dip—a smoky, creamy concoction topped with savory peppers and deep-fried pita chips serving as the perfect vessel. Visit Crossroads this month and pair your starters with the featured cocktail for July, a refreshing and light blend of coconut rum, raspberries and ginger beer.
The musically themed eatery stays true to its roots with entrée additions like the jambalaya bayou bowl, with marinated chicken and Andouille sausage, and the cast iron clucker, a perfectly blackened chicken sandwich. This bird bursts with Cajun flavor, topped with creamy remoulade, tomato and lettuce, a satisfying bite that pairs perfectly with a side of sweet potato waffle fries. Pro tip: Throw a couple spicy-sweet pickles somewhere in between the brioche-bookended goodness.
The best part of the menu makeover is that you can keep it light or completely indulge, making Crossroads a great main event or fantastic pre-game option before a night out; after all, Crossroads diners score complimentary entry to HOB’s top-of-the-tower Foundation Room.
Whether you’re just beginning your night or wrapping the evening up, the whimsical root beer float is a solid dessert decision, one you can upgrade to an adult version with Coney Island’s alcoholic root beer. It creates the perfect summery buzz. Crossroads at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 702-632-7600; daily 7 a.m.-midnight.