we bought a 1977 food truck in 2010 and operated at the farmer's market and various food festivals, including President Obama's Las Vegas rally. The truck kept breaking down again and again. Eventually, we found a small cafe for rent on the corner of Tropicana and Decatur....in a hair salon.
We opened our cafe in 2011 with a counter and 4 seats. After our first full day of serving, we fed just one customer in 10 hours! Rough and scary start! It wasn't long before food writers and influential locals started finding out about the baos (steamed bun sandwiches). The lines were out the door. Even the Food Network, New York Times and USA Today made stops at our tiny restaurant.
We had an auspicious meeting with the owner of Eureka Casino in 2012. Upon the first meeting, the concept for Fat Choy was born. Fat Choy is a Classic American Diner with a twist on Asian Comfort Foods, where a cheeseburger or a plate of Buffalo Wings can share the same table with a bowl of wonton soup or some delicious tangy sesame noodles.
Known for his adventurous cuisine and eclectic techniques, Chef Sheridan was formally trained in nationally acclaimed kitchens, including:
-Ambrosia on Huntington, Boston
-Atelier, Ritz Carlton, New York
-Sona, Los Angeles
-Joel Robuchon at the Mansion, Las Vegas
-Social House, Las Vegas
-Wazuzu, Las Vegas
-Red 8, Las Vegas
-Comme Ca, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
Since opening his first independent restaurant, Great Bao in 2011, Chef Sheridan has opened Fat Choy, Flock & Fowl and Flock Downtown. These restaurants have captured the attention Food & Wine, NY Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Las Vegas Weekly, The Review Journal, NPR, Food Arts and The Food Network.
In 2018, Sheridan was recognized along with his wife, Jenny, by NPR's Desert Companion. They were awarded the distinguished honor of "Restauranteurs of the Year".
Also in 2018, Sheridan was nominated for "Best Chef: West" by the prestigious James Beard Foundation.
Both Fat Choy and Flock & Fowl continue to be recognized by locals and tourists as an "Essential Las Vegas Restaurant".