Chef Uno Immanivong, known for her fusion approach to Vietnamese cuisine, is stepping away from the restaurant she opened at Trinity Groves, and opening a second outpost of her fast-casual restaurant Red Stix Asian Street Food.
Immanivong announced her departure from Chino Chinatown on Facebook on Friday, noting that she will leave the restaurant in the hands of its current team. Immanivong tells Eater that current general manager Joseph Felling will stay in his role, and day-one kitchen manager Jose Gomez will also stick around to oversee the restaurant, along with input from the team that manages operations at Trinity Groves..
In the post, Immanivong says that she will also focus on growing Red Stix Asian Street Food, the Vietnamese skewer shop she opened at Legacy Hall in Plano. Immanivong tells Eater that she plans to open a second location of Red Stix in Dallas across from Southern Methodist University sometime next year. She’ll also focus on projects associated with her “Chef Uno” brand. “The hospitality business in Dallas is evolving and now is the time to be a pioneer and think progressively,” she says.
Chino Chinatown will continue to operate normally, and Immanivong assures us that the wildly popular duck fat fried rice will stay on the menu. The second outpost of Red Stix is set to arrive in Dallas sometime next spring.