Don't be surprised to hear your stomach growl if you look at the menu at brand-new Karey's Kitchen, which bills itself as a "Filipino-Mexican Fusion Cafe." The food sounds mouthwatering.
Along with South of the Border fare like flautas and chimichangas, the eatery offers Filipino treats such as lumpia (pork eggrolls), pancit (pan-fried noodles), and cassava cake. Owner Karen Hough (whose background is Filipino, Spanish, and German) says the chicken adobo burrito is a house specialty.
Karey's Kitchen is tucked away behind the Blockbuster at the northeast corner of 40th Street and Thomas (4041 E. Thomas), in a building that used to be a drive-thru liquor store. Currently, the restaurant isn't offering drive-thru service, but they're considering it.
"We're really popular with the flight attendants, who want to get their food to go," says Hough.
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Karey's Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.