Nelson Tran

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    First Look: Goody Cafe Blends Bubble Tea with Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine

    Bubble tea hasn't quite taken St. Louis by storm the way it has in larger cities, but over the years, spots featuring chewy tapioca and oversize straws have slowly crept onto the scene. The Bubble Tea House in Chesterfield and Galleria malls, named the best bubble tea in the RFT's Best of St. Louis ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Mi Linh's Former Chef Nelson Padilla Says He Was Forced Out by Sister Dee Dee Tran

    Last week, we reported that Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road; 314-918-8868), the nine-month old Vietnamese restaurant in Rock Hill, parted ways with its executive chef, Nelson Tran. Owner Dee Dee Tran told us in a statement and through a spokeswoman that the split with Nelson and his wife Linh Tu, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Mi Linh Parts Ways with Executive Chef Nelson Tran

    Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road; 314-918-8868), the fantastic Vietnamese restaurant in Rock Hill, has lost its executive chef and co-owner Nelson Tran. Tran split from his partner (and sister) Dee-Dee Tran sometime last fall. Manager Linh Tu (who is married to Nelson) departed as well. See also: Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    The Eight Best Wings in St. Louis

    The football season is officially upon on us, and with that the search for the perfect serving of wings becomes paramount. The right amount of sauce, spice and breading is crucial to any successful gameday. It can get a bit tricky, though, because nearly every sports bar around has (sometimes painfu ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Mi Linh's Butter-Garlic Chicken Wings: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now

    The psychologist Abraham Maslow describes a peak experience as an ecstatic state tinged with euphoria and involving sudden feelings of intense happiness, well-being, wonder and awe. I had a peak experience while eating the butter-garlic chicken wings at Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road; 314-918-8868-). ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Vietnamese Restaurant Mi Linh Opens in Rock Hill

    Gut Check first learned in March that a Vietnamese restaurant called Mi Linh would open at 9737 Manchester Road in Rock Hill. After a soft opening over this past weekend, Mi Linh is now officially open for business. The restaurant's regular hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 ... More >>