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Velvet Taco Anchors New Food Hall at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant

May 2, 2023

First Velvet Taco Inside a Casino and Resort Opens This Fall at the District Food Hall in Durant

DURANT, Okla., (May 2, 2023)- A new food hall is coming to Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant this fall! The District Food Hall will feature five venues highlighting different cuisines, with the popular Dallas-based Velvet Taco as the anchor restaurant. The Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant location will be Velvet Taco’s first casino and resort location.

The Dallas-based restaurant, Velvet Taco, features diverse, globally inspired tacos. Its menu includes inventive taco combinations like Chimichurri Steak, Korean Fried Rice, Cuban Pig, Spicy Tikka Chicken and more. The menu at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant will also offer alcoholic beverages such as Velvet Taco’s signature Kick-Ass Margaritas, Palomas, beer and more.

“We are thrilled to announce the District Food Hall as part of Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant’s incredible dining and nightlife offerings,” says Jeff Penz, Senior Director of Gaming & Hospitality at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant.

“We are committed to continuing to elevate the experience for our guests with new food and drink options and look forward to our partnership with Velvet Taco.”

In addition to the new Velvet Taco scheduled to open this fall, Choctaw Casino & Resort — Durant operates several popular franchises within the resort, including Starbucks, Smashburger, Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen + Bar, Cinnabon, Papa John’s Pizza, and Krispy Krunchy Chicken.

The District Food Hall will also include, The Pit (Barbeque), Italia Kitchen (Italian), Slush’D (frozen daiquiris) and South Hot Chicken (chicken fingers).

The District Food Hall at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is scheduled to open in September 2023. For more information about dining options at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, please visit Eat & Drink – Choctaw Casinos.

About Velvet Taco
Founded in 2011, Velvet Taco, the Dallas, Texas-based concept, set out to elevate the taco through globally inspired recipes and the freshest ingredients. The acclaimed restaurant provides a broad sampling of international tastes and inventive combinations, delivering flavors that are as memorable as they are delicious. In 2016, Velvet Taco was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Hot Concept,” and in 2020 it won Nation’s Restaurant News’ MenuMasters Award in the category of Best Limited Time Offer for its Weekly Taco Feature. Velvet Taco has locations in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas; Atlanta; Chicago; and Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, including a complete menu, visit velvettaco.com and follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram @VelvetTaco.

 About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is a AAA Four Diamond casino resort, entertainment and convention destination in southeastern Oklahoma. The casino has more than 7,400 slot machines, table games, a poker room, and a large non-smoking casino.  The resort offers more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and seats more than 3,000 at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) award-winning Grand Theater. The resort also includes more than 1,600 luxurious rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, six retail stores, two fitness centers, a spa, and two outdoor pools and a water park. The family-friendly District offers guests 20 bowling lanes, a 6-screen premier movie theater, 70 arcade games and dining options. Additionally, guests can enjoy the 30-camper KOA Choctaw RV Park located across from the casino. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.





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