By Chris Fish
MELBOURNE -- Adam Woodworth of Chez Quan's in Melbourne is reinventing the restaurant experience.
"We're trying something different," he said. "And, it's OK if people don't get it, and it's OK if people don't like it, but I'd like them to at least come in and try it. We already have a few reviews on Yelp, and everything has been five stars."
At first glance, one might not notice the quaint, somewhat hidden establishment off Aurora Road. But, as is sometimes the case, the smallest packages often pack the biggest punch.
Alongside his mother, Quon Rutirasiri, who has an extensive culinary background, Mr. Woodworth has created a truly unique dining experience for his guests for the past six months.
At Chez Quan's, diners can experience the only true take-out Thai restaurant in Brevard, Mr. Woodworth said.
"There's no Thai take-out (in the area)," he said. "In my opinion, other than Orlando, you can't find Thai take-out. You can call a Thai restaurant and you can place an order and go pick it up, there might be a couple that deliver, even though I haven't found one, but, here, you're getting the food made fresh, decently fast and at an unbelievable price."
The restaurant offers three options for customers: they can order from a take-out window, located in front of the restaurant; enjoy their meal inside the establishment's cozy environment; or they can choose to have the food delivered to their home.
The inside of Chez Quan's is adorned with repurposed furniture and eclectic décor, which makes diners feel comfortable and at home the moment they walk in the door.
And, more importantly, the restaurant's food selections boast a variety of items, sure to please anyone's palate.
Not only can diners order favorite Thai staples, such as Pad Thai, but Chez Quan's also offers a selection of Latin food, as well as sandwiches, such as a Big BLT, a Buffalo chicken sandwich and a meatball sub, and a variety of chicken items, such as wings and fried chicken.
Chez Quan's also offers certain specials and fun events for diners, such as giving away free items to diners that can recite lyrics from a musician currently being highlighted by the restaurant.
In the future, Mr. Woodworth said he would like to start an open-mic night for local musicians or auto-tuned karaoke events.
Chez Quan's is located at 1470 Aurora Road in Melbourne and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, or to place an order for take-out or delivery, call (321) 622-6979.