“A place like P.F. Chang's might beat us on décor—they've got millions of dollars to throw at that kind of stuff—but we're trying to beat them on food, service and innovation.” That décor gap is narrowing with the new Westside restaurant; a 5,000-square-foot restaurant with an open-air kitchen and museum-quality reproductions of ancient Chinese bronze art. “It's really pretty,” says Zeng, “you should see it.”
The menu won't change much, though we can expect a few new items to debut this weekend. Watch for the crispy-skinned quail-mango salad with lemongrass vinaigrette, and an entrée of large prawns, fresh tomatoes and oyster mushrooms in a warm wasabi-cream sauce over crispy noodles.
Chow's will unveil its new location in Cottonwood Mall, between JC Penny's and Foley's, this Sunday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will feature live music, dragon and lion dancers and a raffle that will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico. Tickets are $20 per person; make your reservations by calling the Ronald McDonald House at 842-8960. Zeng adds that walk-in guests are more than welcome.
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