December 09, 2014

Lona's Lil Eats Brings Delicious Dumplings to Fox Park

After years of selling silks and bags at Soulard Market, Lona Luo and Pierce Powers added dumplings to the mix when a food stall opened. Their new Fox Park brick-and-mortar store builds on their popularity -- and Luo's diverse culinary background. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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Dumplings with crimini mushrooms, steak, onion and housemade pickle.
Dumplings with crimini mushrooms, steak, onion and housemade pickle.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Lona's Lil Eats' dining room.
Co-owner Pierce Powers explains the menu.
Co-owner Pierce Powers explains the menu.
Pierce Powers at the register.
Pierce Powers at the register.
Lona Powers in the kitchen.
Lona Powers in the kitchen.
Spring roll preparation.
Spring roll preparation.
Lona Powers in the kitchen.
Lona Powers in the kitchen.