The New American Chinese Food: The Restaurants Redefining a Genre

In 1983, Tim Ma’s parents opened Bamboo Garden in Conway, Ark. It was a side hustle — his mother was in graduate school, and his father worked full-time as a medical technician. As owners of the only Chinese restaurant in their small town, the Mas made good money in their first year. But it wasn’t without setbacks. There was the brick hurled into their family’s home, the drunken driver who crashed into the restaurant’s dining room and the eventual arrival of competition, when their talented chef opened his own restaurant across the street.

The struggles the Mas endured informed their

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18 Bay Area restaurants join ‘affordable’ Bib Gourmand list

On Wednesday, the Michelin Guide released the names of its newest Bib Gourmand honorees in California — menus with “excellent food at reasonable prices” — and 18 Bay Area restaurants made the list for the first time.

They will join dozens of other Northern California restaurants when the full Bib Gourmand array is announced Sept. 28. All told, 145 California restaurants, including 47 newcomers, will be on that affordable list. Michelin’s prestigious star awards will also be revealed that day.

Brisket, a beef rib and side dishes from Horn Barbecue in Oakland. (Photo courtesy of Horn Barbecue) 

Among the new

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Delhicacy brings Indian street fusion to Cedar Rapids

Booths are framed in sheer fabric at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. The restaurant is the expansion of NewBo City Market stand, Melting Bite. It offers a new and expanded menu of Indian fusion and street food. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Lanterns hang above the tables at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Photos and chimes hang on the walls at Delhicacy in Cedar Rapids. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids’ newest Indian restaurant brings not only a new taste of the owner’s home, but a vision of it in a way many international cuisine restaurants

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