Chino Chinatown Joins Trinity Groves December 30By Farah Fleurima | December 18, 2013 By Farah Fleurima | December 18, 2013
Amid chatter around town and online that chef Uno Immanivong and restaurateur Adrian Verdin’s much-awaited, already buzzy Asian-Latin concept Chino Chinatown would open before the year was out, we learn that it is, in fact, opening on the cusp of the new year - December 30. Well played, guys! With Immanivong showing up all over town, cheffing at events like Pairings, Fork Fight and cohosting an Asian-inspired pop-up dinner with Top Chef favorite Tiffany Derry, we’ve tasted a few dishes that are set to appear on the menu of Trinity Groves' newest addition. We bet “Phozole,” Chino’s blend of Asian pho and Latin pozole, duck fat fried rice and cochinita pibil steamed buns will be among the popular dishes at Chino. The menu also features small plates like a barbacoa banh mi slider and lobster shooters, and mains including ramen and sea bass. In addition to dinner service Monday through Saturday, including a late-night menu, Chino plans to kick off Sunday Dim Sum Brunch sometime in January.
The restaurant’s bar program is the handiwork of mixology celeb Jason Kosmas and will be presided over by Ian Reilly, formerly of The People’s Last Stand. Look for craft cocktails like the mescal-Sazerac love child Mezerac; some will even be available by the pitcher, which is a trend we say more bars and restaurants need to build on.
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