Image of Pok Pok courtesy Jando S. via Yelp
Y'all. Pok Pok chef/owner Andy Ricker has announced plans for a new restaurant. Ricker has signed a lease for the former Kappaya Restaurant space on SE Division, just three blocks east of the Pok Pok mothership, to open a new spot inspired by casual "raan khao kaeng" Thai curry-on-rice houses. Per an email blast that went out on Friday evening:
"After an undetermined period of time, during which we will re-kit the space to our needs, we will be opening a new casual restaurant there based on something called 'raan khao kaeng' in Thai: basically a curry-on-rice house featuring dishes such as Kaeng Som (spicy southern Thai style), Kaeng Naw Mai Dong, Kaeng Kiaw Waan Kai, Kaeng Om Neua, Kaeng Kati Tap Neua, and maybe even some standards such as Kaeng Phet Pet Yaang, using our duck oven to roast the ducks. Also, a dedicated Khanom Jiin station offering 3 or 4 different sauces to top the noodles with. Should be fun! Again, opening date is undetermined."
Build-out is scheduled to begin in early October; more information on the as-yet-unnamed project as it becomes available.
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