New Milwaukee restaurant, bar serves Asian comfort food

A couple from Laos recently opened a restaurant and bar that serves Asian comfort food on Milwaukee’s northwest side. 

Sia Xiong and Johnni Sihavong named their new business AN OX Café after their birth year: the Chinese zodiac year of the ox. 

The restaurant specializes in Lao and Thai cuisines, and features starters, salads, soups, curries, noodles, entrees and a hot fudge s’mores cake for dessert, according to its menu

Sihavong said one of the most popular salads so far has been the Larb ($15.99), a “meat salad” that has thin-sliced beef, rice flour, fresh lime juice, red onion

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Food twist: Corvallis Chinese restaurant serves up soul food on weekends | Local

Most people don’t expect to see shrimp and grits on the menu when they go to a Chinese restaurant, but China Delight in Corvallis isn’t your run-of-the-mill eatery.

Located at 325 NW Second St., China Delight serves traditional Chinese food seven days a week, but patrons can expect something a little different on the weekends.

That’s thanks to bar manager Nick Turner, an Alabama native, who cooks up authentic Southern soul food with a rotating menu Fridays through Sundays.

“I feel like people here haven’t had truly cheesy, salty, delicious buttery grits before,” Turner said. “I’m here to

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Kinlaw’s serves classic Southern food

“What is it, baby?”

More than 1,000 people a day walk through the front door at Kinlaw’s Welcome Grill to a resonating greeting from Miss Betty, a fixture at the front of the cafeteria line at Kinlaw’s for more than 15 years.

Customers may get a “baby,” “love” or “mama,” whether it’s their first time in, or they’re returning for lunch after stopping in for breakfast earlier that morning. In just a few minutes, several regulars tell Miss Betty they love her, a feeling she promptly reciprocates.

There are no windows at Kinlaw’s, an open square space with about 25

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New Fresno restaurant La Kitchen serves Lao, Thai food

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

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