Flowers, food, feet, & more
The new location will seat thirty to forty, but the kitchen is huge. Cho explains they will use the space to centralize the food prep. Meat and vegetables will all be cut here and ferried to the other, much smaller No Thais. "That was our major goal in getting a place this big, but we have high hopes for this location, just like we did for the Kerrytown location. They're all completely different locations. Here you don't have the foot traffic, but I think this is an area of growth for Ann Arbor. Campus is pretty full now. The Briarwood area is pretty full now. So this was a good area to get tapped into."
The four partners were college friends (they're now around thirty), and three of the four live together. Victor Kim is married and lives with his wife on the north side of Ann Arbor, while the others share a house near Briarwood. And if you envision the three bachelors standing over the sink eating No Thai! takeout, banish the thought. They rarely touch the stuff. "We eat like normal people," says Cho. "In fact, we grill almost every Sunday."
No Thai!, 1745 Plymouth Road. 663-8080. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. www.nothai.com.