Fort Worth-born Kin Kin Urban Thai has already called it quits on Oak Lawn. The Thai restaurant opened in early July, meaning it survived less than six months.
But chef/owner Eddy Thretipthuangsin isn't giving up the space: Instead he's transforming it into a concept called BITE, which serves "globally influenced dishes with ... Asian flair." "We feel that BITE better serves our clientele locally," Chef Eddy says via press release. The Oak Lawn restaurant will reopen December 9 in its new form.
The first BITE opened early last year in Fort Worth's West 7th, but shuttered this summer — meaning Chef Eddy's concepts are playing a little game of restaurant musical chairs. As it stands now, Fort Worth still has a Kin Kin in West 7th; Oak Lawn will soon have a BITE; another Kin Kin location will open soon at Preston/Forest; and Richardson's CityLine development is getting both a Kin Kin and a BITE. Whew.