Despite busy food and drink careers, restaurant veteran Carrie Bowen has never been able to work with her chef sister Oula Sakounthong. That changes with Bowen’s coming soon Lao Bar project destined for the squirreled away corner of the Broadway Alley mall below Tacos Chukis where Vaca Loca gave it a go before closing shop. “The Alley doesn’t have a full bar,”
Bowen says and adds that “people will find something very different” at Lao Bar. “There’s a lot of Vietnamese. A lot of Pho. A lot of Thai.” She tells CHS that the new bar will specialize in authentic Laotian fare leaning toward street style preparations including skewers and lots of veggie dishes. Expect booze and, hey, Laotian brunch.