Several months ago, Andrew Pereira gave me a tour in a dark, vast, dirt-floored space. He indicated where the 100-foot buffet and the themed dining rooms would be, as well as the upscale restaurant, and of course, the arcade games and massive laser tag arenas.
Last week, we retraced our steps in that space, but things were a little different. Now, there actually was an insanely long buffet, where customers were enjoying Southern food, Mexican food, Chinese food, a carving station with turkeys and prime rib — and lots more.
A themed dining room celebrating local surf culture and sports and a room with a stage for people to sing and play instruments were there (along with a room for younger kids).
There were banquet rooms, a huge arcade game area and two state-of-the-art laser tag arenas that were like stepping into strange, black-light netherworlds.
The upscale restaurant, Delicioso!, which opens next week, was also all but complete (and will feature a wide menu, including Kobe New York steak, stuffed cornish game hen, beef Wellington and honey pecan-encrusted king salmon).