EDGEWATER — The "vibrant true flavors of Chachoengsao Thailand" are soon to hit Edgewater with a new Andy's Thai Kitchen set to open next month along North Broadway.
Currently in Lakeview, the eatery will takeover a former restaurant at 6230 N. Broadway in early October, said Travis Sutton, who runs the business with chef Andy Aroonrasameruang.
Sutton said Aroonrasameruang used to live in Edgewater and had been keeping tabs on real estate opportunities, so when their landlord told them he had another property equipped for a restaurant in the Far North Side neighborhood, the pair jumped at the chance.
"We've been looking for a location for quite some time," Sutton said. "We wanted to get into the Edgewater neighborhood ... and we've had customers who are from Edgewater come to our Lakeview location and say, 'Oh I wish you were closer.'"
Some new dishes not found on the Lakeview menu that will make their way to Edgewater include Thai Red Snapper filet, Tom Yum Pad and Kha Moo Palo (slow cooked braised pork hock with sweet soy sauce, tofu, hard boiled egg and Chinese broccoli).
The fall menu will also feature Crying Tiger, a juicy Thai-style grilled steak served with chili sauce.
A perk of the new location was an existing bar, which Sutton said will hopefully be functioning as the restaurant's well once they open and work toward acquiring a liquor license.
In the meantime, the restaurant will be BYOB, he said.
Unlike their first location, the Edgewater restaurant won't be cash-only and will have a larger seating area, Sutton said.
Andy's Thai Kitchen will be open from noon-10 p.m. daily, but closed for an hour between 4-5 p.m.
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