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Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - A New, Chef-Driven, Asian Fast Food Restaurant Coming To Ann Arbor

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This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by writer, food expert, and host of the Sunday afternoon jazz music show "The In Crowd" Jessica Webster as they talk to one of the owners of Ann Arbor's Logan about plans to open a new different type of restaurant soon.

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Thad Gillies, chef and owner of Logan Restaurant, talks about the bread he plans to make for their new restaurant “Chow.”

Chow Asian Street Cuisine is the brainchild of Thad and Ryan Gillies, who co-founded Logan Restaurant in Ann Arbor, which is named after Thad's son.  Thad envisioned a place to eat that was less expensive and more everyday than Logan.  Plus, he wanted to show off his passion for Asian cooking.

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Handmade Mo bread that will be served at soon-to-be opened Chow restaurant in Ann Arbor

All dishes are made from scratch, especially its Mo bread, which is best used for building your own sandwiches (Thad refers to his sandwiches as "Chinese sliders).  Chow will also serve numerous soups made from recipes from all across Asia.  In fact, Thad gathered nearly 200 soup recipes for his repetoire, but the duck soup will be the restaurant's specialty.  

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A BBQ Char Siu pork belly dish that will be served at soon to be opened Chow restaurant in Ann Arbor

Chow also offers "build your own bowl" options, which comes with your choice of sauces made from the most authentic ingredients.  Thad notes that he's a real fan of hot sauces, but, of course, not everybody is.  Still, there's a sauce for every palate.

After nearly two years of planning by the Gillies brothers, Chow is scheduled to finally open later this month.  It is located at the former site of Mark's Carts on West Liberty St. in downtown Ann Arbor.

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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