From two who know, Thai food on the Heights

16 Apr

I’m still hoping to hook up with Kyle or Jess Miller to learn more about sale of Dixie’s Southern Grub. A friend of ours named Sergio, who has spent some time in numerous local kitchens, tells us the deal is done.

No sooner do I post than I get a shout out from Realtor Julie Gilbert, who has brokered the sale and knows something of what’s up. The papers will be signed Friday; sale closes Monday.

She says the transition to a lifestyle more family-friendly than restaurants has been coming for a bit. Kyle has been working with Food Services of America. With two young children, “normal” has taken on more appeal to the Millers.

Up next? Apparently, buyers Annie and Lone Keopaseuth plan to open a Thai food place. Julie says they’re great people, have been cooking Thai for friends in Hood River for years, and have several family members slingin’ that good Thai flavor in Portland.

I’ll hook up with them as soon as their schedule allows time for a chat, and try to learn more about their plans. Gilbert says they plan a brief closure to get the interior to their liking.

Dixie’s will be missed — good people, good fried chicken and price points. It’s been a tough time to run a restaurant, what with people cutting back. Kyle and Jess gave that seemingly star-crossed structure its best shot in years. Good luck in landing well, K&J.

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One Response to “From two who know, Thai food on the Heights”

  1. David April 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    Excellent! I’ve been hoping for reasonable sit-down Thai in HR forever. The new place in The Dalles is good, but I’ll be able to walk to this one. I hope they’ll have better luck than the last several restaurants at that location.

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