First things first. Restaurant owner and chef Natalie Young wants people to stop describing the cuisine of her new restaurant called Chow as Asian fusion.
It’s Southern-fried chicken. And it’s Chinese food. That’s it. No crossover.
None of this “fusion” stuff.
“I’m a niche filler, man,” Young said.
The woman who opened the popular restaurant called Eat on Carson Avenue in downtown Las Vegas in 2012 with the help of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh is opening Chow in September in the heart of Hsiehville. It’s at 1020 E. Fremont, next door to the Writer’s Block book shop and across the street from the air stream park and 11th Street Records.
Downtown Project, Hsieh’s $350 million redevelopment initiative, is supplying the financial muscle to launch Young’s Chow.