This month Advocate brought you all the best Asian eateries, including neighborhood favorite (and one of my personal favorites) Asian Mint.
What didn’t make it in to the magazine, however, was the scoop on the restaurant’s second location.
During my interview, owner Nikky Phinyawatana filled me in on all the details, so now I’m bringing them to you a la blog:
She says this new location (which will simply be called The Mint) will be at the Shops of Highland Park. She also says it will actually be smaller than the already-itty bitty location in our neighborhood.
The menu will also be "more up scale", she says, so expect things like seared ahi tuna. And the digs will also be "a bit more dressed up," including a new color scheme that’s not green. A highlight will also be the bar, which Phinyawatana tells me they really splurged on.
The Mint should be open by mid-August.