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Austin Food & Wine Fest takes you inside Umai Mi, Jason Dady's new space fusing hip hop and Thai food

San Antonio chef Jason Dady at the Austin Food and Wine Festival Fire Pits
Chef Jason Dady at the 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival Photo by Matt McGinnis

Acclaimed San Antonio chef Jason Dady took a big leap when, after eight years, he closed his successful restaurant Bin 555 and quickly transformed the space into an entirely new concept.

In this exclusive video, the Austin Food & Wine Festival goes behind the scenes to chat with Dady about Umai Mi Modern Asian Fare and the transformation process, which happened in only three weeks. The video above also features a guest appearance by artist Robert Tatum, whose unique vision completed the casual, fun atmosphere. 

You can catch Dady at the Austin Food & Wine Festival's Taste of Texas event on April 25.

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For more of an insider's look at his new concept, check out these additional videos where Dady makes a Singapore Sling cocktail and a green papaya salad

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