We had the good fortune of connecting with adam gorelick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi adam, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
My wife and I already had opened 1 successful small restaurant, Noe’s crepes coffee and tea, and realized that we could do a good job as restauranteurs. COVID shook up a lot of things during it, and when it first hit we had no idea how we would survive. When the pandemic hit, we decided to try and sell delivery Thai food out of the coffee shop and people really loved what we made. Further, into the pandemic, the restaurant had failed in the space we took over. It was a crazy idea to be opening a new restaurant in the height of COVID but my wife and I were willing to risk it. We are glad that we did, it seems we are coming to an end our restaurant is becoming more successful every day.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I think an interesting story is how the food came about. My wife is Thai and I am American, and because of this everyone assumes the kitchen and food is Wanalee’s (my wife) responsibility. What comes out of the kitchen is my responsibility. People might wonder why would an American guy know so much about “authentic” Thai food and that would trace back to my wife. We met in America and she had to go back to Thailand because her visa expired. At the time I was, and still am High School math and science teacher. When she had to go home I spent every summer, Christmas, and spring break in Thailand for a period of 2 years. Before being in Thailand, I had minimal exposure to Thai food and that was where I learned what Thai food really was. When we were living in the Woodlands there are very few restaurants that are truly Thai. We try to stick to traditional recipes and cooking methods whenever possible and we even source lots of ingredients straight from Thailand. Anyways, we got married in lived here for years and we couldn’t ever find restaurants that really reminded us of Thailand. When this opportunity came up we jumped on it and having going strong since November of last year.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Lets do some foods:
Secret omakase or MF sushi
Definitely one of the local good barbecue places (corckscrew, bbq godfather few others)
Definitely tacos, maybe taco Veloz in Conroe or iffy mart inside an Valero gas station near my house or even belly of the beast
Get some massive prime Ribeyes and do a texas style grill-out
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shout-out is to my staff. They are my most valuable asset, anything else can be replaced.
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