Day: September 14, 2021

Chefs Are Taking Asian Cuisines to the Next Level in Los Angeles

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As regional Asian cuisines achieve more mainstream popularity in the US, many restaurant owners are still faced with outdated attitudes, including the unfair assumption that certain kinds of food should have a low price point. More recently, anti-Asian sentiment intensified in the wake of COVID-19 and subjected Asian-owned restaurants to further stigmatization. However, here in LA, as the city continues to dip its toe into more tasting menu-type dining experiences, a new wave of talented Asian-American chefs are challenging racial biases and dated assumptions about their ancestral cuisines.

Unlike their immigrant parents, many of whom entered the restaurant business simply

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a no-nonsense bar, a seafood joint and a nightclub

Updated Sept. 10, 2021 to correct the name of the chef at Crab City.

They say good things come in threes. So here are three new food-and-bev establishments that opened in August or September 2021 in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Crab City

Crab City in Garland has a fish shack vibe and with a long bar.
Crab City in Garland has a fish shack vibe and with a long bar. (Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)

New Garland restaurant Crab City is serving seafood fusion food that honors the owners’ Vietnamese upbringing and shows off their love for Cajun food.

Chef Thanh Nguyen makes lobster with XO sauce at Crab City in Garland.
Chef Thanh Nguyen makes lobster with XO sauce at Crab City in Garland.(Brandon Wade / Special
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