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Three Thais and a White Guy
Jeffrey Yarbrough joins Tom Chawana, Lam Promwanrat and Kitti Lirtpanaruk to open new Thai concept in Victory Park
DALLAS, TEXAS (January 8, 2010 ) – Local public relations and marketing executive and former restaurateur, Jeffrey Yarbrough, has teamed up with Tom Chawana, founder of Nandina, Lam Promwanrat, partner in Jasmine, and Kitti Lirtpanaruk, founder of the multi unit Spice Thai Restaurant group, Sea Thai Bistro and Peep Thai Nouveau out of New York. Together these three Thais and white guy are opening a new Thai restaurant late January in Victory Park at 669 High Market St. Dallas, TX 75219, called Naga Thai Kitchen and Bar.
Spice Restaurant Group was looking to expand their operation and their founder, Kitti Lirtpanaruk, felt Dallas would be a great place to start. “With all the people who love Thai food in Dallas, I felt they would love my food especially at the lower price points and high quality. We are known in New York to have great food and affordable prices in beautiful places,” says Kitti. “With Tom and Lam’s experience with design and construction along with Jeffrey’s knowledge of wine and marketing, I knew this was the right team to expand my company.”
Naga Thai Kitchen and Bar will serve traditional Thai cuisine with rich, exotic and distinctive flavors that appeal to both the Thai food connoisseur and those new to the cuisine. Naga’s interior is modern and upscale featuring abstract light features, marble tables and cozy booths. The menu boasts a variety of well executed Thai dishes with a focus on value. Guest’s favorite appetizers and soups like steamed dumplings and Tom-Yum soup can be found for $5. Most entrees come with your choice of chicken, beef, tofu or veggie for $11 including a Ginger Dish made with white mushrooms, asparagus, carrot, ginger and scallions; or a classic Green Curry with bamboo shoots, eggplant, bell peppers and green peas in coconut green curry. Liberty Noodle and past Chef Annie Wong fans will notice a few of their favorite dishes appearing on the Naga menu like the famous Spicy Noodle dish. Naga will also feature an exceptional bar offering an extensive Mojito menu and well appointed beer and wine lists. Naga will serve both lunch and dinner Monday thru Friday and dinner only Saturday and Sunday. Weekends will have live music by local DJ’s and a late night bar menu.
“Kitti is a true visionary and what he has done in New York is what I’ve always known Texas was ready for,” says Jeffrey Yarbrough. “Keeping with the new vision of Victory Park, we feel that Naga is the right product and the right price to give Dallas’ consumers what they’ve been wanting in the neighborhood.”