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The slew of restaurant openings at the so-hot-right-now Trinity Groves development continues tonight with the long-awaited debut of chef Uno Immanivong and partner Adrian Verdin's Chino Chinatown, and if you have yet to make the trek over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Chino's intriguing mashup of Latin and Asian flavors might be just the push you were waiting for.
A set of massive wooden doors lead the way into a dining room heavy on the Asian accents, from the red lacquered tables to the neon Chinese characters glowing over the window to an open kitchen where black baseball cap-clad kitchen staff furiously toss sizzling woks and assemble dishes like ramen with barbacoa and elotes with Sriracha aioli. Under the watchful eye of general manager and cocktail genius Ian Reilly, bartenders shake up cocktails incorporating everything from mezcal and shishito peppers to pisco and jasmine grenadine.
Get a taste of Chino Chinatown beginning tonight at 5 p.m., but good luck getting a table if you failed to plan ahead — reservations system OpenTable is currently only showing availability for the oh-so-European dinner hour of 10 p.m.