The first thing you need to know about the newly opened La Kitchen in southeast Fresno is how to pronounce it.
Despite the sign with the capitalized letters, this restaurant has nothing to do with Los Angeles. It’s pronounced La Kitchen, as in tra la la.
La is one of the owners’ first names.
La Keomanivong worked for Pelco for more than 20 years. She always cooked on the side, bringing egg rolls to work events and selling party trays of food.
“Everybody (told) me to open a restaurant,” she said. “I never thought about it.”
But when she got