Chef Bee (formerly of Khong River House), who owns and operates Oishi Thai is opening up a new restaurant called NaiYaRa in Sunset Harbour. According to Short Order the new spot "will specialize in the Asian street food that captured his heart growing up along the Mekong river in Thailand." As for the name choice, Chef Bee (or Piyarat Arreeratn) tells the blog the name means "peaceful and calm" as well as "female elephant," "and is the name of the chef's young daughter." Short Order also reports that the restaurant is a "3,700-square-foot" that will feature "a full bar and seat about 200 people". Learn more about NaiYaRa this way.
· Chef Bee to Open NaiYaRa Asian Street Fare Restaurant in South Beach [SO]
· All Coverage of Chef Bee on Eater [EMIA]