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Foodie alert: Hot chef Paul Qui opens new East Side King restaurant

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Paul Qui and Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya opened a second brick-and-mortar East Side King on December 26. East Side King
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If you've already made dinner plans, you’ll wanna reschedule: East Side King on South Lamar Boulevard officially opens today, December 26.

This is the second brick-and-mortar location for the renowned Asian-fusion concept, which originally started in a trailer pioneered by Top Chef winner Paul Qui and co-owner Motoyasu "Moto" Utsunomiya. The year-old Hole in the Wall location was met with great acclaim, as was executive chef/owner Paul Qui’s other award-winning Austin restaurant, Qui.

The new East Side King menu is published on the restaurant’s website, but spoiler alert: expect to see a smorgasbord of classics — such as Poor Qui’s Buns (steamed roasted pork belly buns) and Brussels sprouts salad (fried Brussels sprouts with sweet and spicy sauce, cabbage and an assortment of herbs) — as well as adventurous tacos, such as the chasu pork taco (seared pork with moo shu wrap, hoisin sauce, nori guacamole, onion, cabbage and mixed herbs).

For more information on the new restaurant, visit the East Side King website

2310 S. Lamar, 512-383-8382, Monday - Friday, 11 am – 10 pm; Friday - Saturday, noon – 10 pm.

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