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For hungry Las Vegans who can’t get enough to eat at Eat, Chef Natalie Young is putting a new entrée on the downtown restaurant menu: a nighttime concept called Chow.
“I really enjoy the creative aspect of opening restaurants…I love designing the space and the menu, and I love giving people jobs,” says the experienced chef.
Her new dining space, planned for sometime later this year, will be another chance for the community to come and really connect, but at night.
What drove her decision she says are the people who keep saying the success of Eat is an anomaly. “I’ll figure that out with Chow if I know what I’m doing, or did I just get lucky.”
After beating addiction and getting sober, Young opened Eat almost three years ago as a breakfast and lunch “joint.” With the help of a Downtown Project-assisted loan, and a supportive community, it was a big hit from the start – this March was their busiest month ever – and allowed her to pay off her debt in just over a year. Her success even caught the attention of American Express. She recently starred in one of their commercials during the Oscars!
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