Grasso can trace his roots in the restaurant business to working on the ground floor at Marie Callender’s as a teenager. His management credentials include stints at Hamburger Hamlet in Los Angeles, Elephant Bar & Restaurant in Santa Barbara, Café del Rey in Marina del Rey and, most recently, David Wilhelm’s Orange County restaurant group.
“We are delighted to welcome aboard a true restaurant pro to serve as the new general manager of our flagship Southern California restaurant,”
“Z’Tejas has earned a sterling reputation for its flavorful and varied menu, dynamic atmosphere and top-notch service so it is with great pleasure that I join this team,” added Grasso. “Together, we look forward to creating memorable dining experiences for our guests that exceed their expectations.”
Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill offers a wide array of fresh, flavorful and innovative menu items inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico. The restaurant’s interior features an exhibition kitchen, private dining room, mahogany bar, wrought iron detailing, handcrafted tile work, copper accents, jewel-toned fabric lined booths and flattering amber-colored lighting. Al fresco dining is available on the restaurant’s 85-seat heated patio. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner; half price appetizers and drink specials are offered during happy hour. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is located on the east side of South Coast Plaza (3333 S. Bristol Street, Costa Mesa). For more information, call (714) 979-7469 or visit www.ztejas.com.