Asian fusion to take over empty nest

By July 28, 2011

A new Asian fusion restaurant Open Rice Kitchen has a lease for the former nestware spot at 204 G St. (The housewares and gift store moved earlier this year to 207-B in the E Street Plaza.)

Calvin Liu, a UC Davis graduate, and co-owner Corman Yu, both of Sacramento, want to create a “comfort food” feel. Liu, who is Cantonese, said “open rice” translates to “let’s eat.” The menu is still under development, but diners will order at a counter and have food delivered to their table. There will be beer, wine and – this is G Street – happy hour specials.

Liu plans a Facebook page where future customers can vote for what they’d like to see on the menu.

Davis Commercial Properties brokered the lease.

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • Special Publications »

    Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
    Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.