They’ll dance while you dine

If you click on this picture and blow it up, you will see my friend Nancy's head in the upper right hand corner. Jaime Green shot this last year at Saigon, 1103 N. Broadway.

A couple of local Asian restaurants will soon be offering traditional cultural dancing to entertain their diners.

One is Sit @ Thai Bistro, which has recently begun an every-Friday-night traditional dance show. From 6 to 7 p.m. at the restaurant’s west side location, 7603 W. 21st St., a professional Thai dancer from Bangkok performs.

Monday is the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, which is celebrated by many countries. It’s the Year of the Dragon, and local Vietnamese restaurant Saigon, 1103 N. Broadway, will celebrate as it does every year with traditional Dragon Dancers in the restaurant around noon. Check out the picture above if you doubt how well this spectacle accompanies a #45.

Opening today: Sit @ Thai Express

Sit @ Thai Express is a new restaurant that the owners of Sit @ Thai Bistro, 7603 W. 21st St., are opening today in the former Taco Shop building at 4910 E. Central.

I peeked in the window last week, and it was all pretty and white and hip looking.

The restaurant plans to offer a small menu of five to seven specials each day. The opening day menu today includes yellow curry chicken, spicy cashew nut beef and garlic ginger with beef. The food will be served in to-go containers, and the owners hope to eventually offer a drive-through.

Hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 316-351-5856.

And just a little FYI, here’s the review I wrote of the Sit @ Empire’s first restaurant back in 2009.