New Locations Coming for Two Local Family-Owned Restaurants

Get ready for more Mountain West Eatery and Mang Felix Kitchen
Photo: Mang Felix Kitchen Official

Two family-owned local brands are preparing to launch new locations in the coming weeks and months. Mountain West Eatery, which is currently open at 5110 Blue Diamond Road, will launch a second location at 1375 E Tropicana Ave. within the next few weeks, co-owner Jenilyn Ruff told What Now on Tuesday.

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“It’s the same as Mountain West,” Ruff said. “But we’ll be adding Japanese ramen and birria to the menu.”

This change is likely to excite—but perhaps not surprise—fans of Mountain West Eatery, whose menu is already an extremely eclectic mix of Chicagoan and Southern soul food and Filipino cuisine, ranging from the Mountain Drizzle—a ½ pound burger topped with grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, and barbecue sauce—to Sinampalukan Manok (chicken cooked in tamarind mix with onion, garlic, diced tomato, jalapeño, eggplant, green beans, daikon, and bokchoy).

Ruff is also behind the upcoming second location of Mang Felix Kitchen, which has become a favorite in the Southwest area for its Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine. What Now has found licensing paperwork that shows the second location opening at 9570 S Eastern Ave in Silverado Ranch’s Silverado Park Place.  

Mang Felix Kitchen’s menu features several varieties of pho and other soups and noodle soups, plus specialties like Sinigang (Baby bok choy, green beans, tomato, white onions, eggplant and daikon in a tamarind broth) and Adobo.

Ruff said Mang Felix’s second location has no set opening date yet but is expected to launch this summer.

Photo: Mountain West Eatery Official

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
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