After months of anticipation, fans of the flavorful Thai creations of James Beard recognized Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin can “Eat Up” at the chef’s first location of Kin Kin Urban Thai when it opens to the public on Monday, March 9. Initially, the restaurant will open with only dinner service and will add lunch service beginning on Friday, March 13. Kin Kin Urban Thai opens at 2801W. 7th Street in Fort Worth. The 3,500 square foot restaurant will seat 80 people and also plans a vibrant take-out business.
Kin Kin Urban Thai is Chef Eddy’s means of paying homage both to the food of his childhood and to the culinary gifts and hard work of his mother, Pat. An accomplished chef and restaurateur herself, Pat was honored to have cooked for the Thai Royal family while operating a series of Thai restaurants in upstate New York.
The restaurant welcomes new fans to experience Chef Eddy’s cuisine with a special promotion during its first week of business. From March 9 – March 12, guests can enjoy all food at 50 percent off of normal menu pricing simply by checking in on their social media accounts, including Facebook and Instagram.
“We really wanted a chance to give back to our community and to our diners,” explains Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin. “We plan to make a similar offering at each of our Kin Kin Urban Thai locations when they open.”
The menu at Kin Kin is vibrant and modern, just like visiting Thailand today. “I brought together all of my favorite Thai flavors into one menu,” explains Chef Eddy. “Even in Bangkok, you’d have to visit several different restaurants to find all of these flavors.”
Guests will enjoy traditional Thai favorites such as Pad Thai and Tom Yum Soup, as well as innovative new dishes such as a Thai Scottish Egg and a Thai-inspired burger.
Kin Kin on West 7th will be the first location for the restaurant. Additional locations are planned on Oak Lawn in Dallas (April 2015) and at Preston/Forest (Summer 2015).