Chow, the pan-Asian restaurant at 1009 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo, will serve its last dinner Saturday after less than a year in business, to reopen in October with a new menu and theme.
Robin Covey and business partner Shanny Covey opened Chow in mid-November with a menu that offered a blend of California, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisines.
However, the restaurant didn’t attract as many customers as they had hoped, Robin Covey said.
Covey said he intends to revamp the space into a new restaurant to open in early October with different cuisine and an extensive interior remodel. He said the theme of the new restaurant will be unveiled Sept. 15 at the Taste of San Luis.
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Many of the restaurant’s 20 employees have been hired at Covey’s other downtown restaurant, Novo, and the remaining kitchen staff will stay with the transition, Covey said.
Chef Shaun Behrens of Robins in Cambria, owned by Shanny Covey, created the new menu.
“We are changing the concept to make something more appealing to a wider variety of people than Asian fusion did,” Robin Covey said. “I am quite exited about the new menu.”
Covey said he felt like it was necessary to completely change the restaurant both in menu and ambiance.
— AnnMarie Cornejo