ALL IN THEFAMILY
For decades our March issue has featured our annual ode to the area's best restaurants and chefs. In this unfortunate pandemic period, though, we forgo our usual top 10 ranking. Too many quality restaurants are closed, paused, or focused on carryout to allow us to properly evaluate and compare dining experiences and menus. Instead, this issue highlights family-owned restaurants across the region and examines how they've been challenged—and stuck together—in ways only families can understand. The family behind Oriental Wok, headed by Mike and Helen Wong (seated left), is a prime example of a resilient local food family.
By Akshay Ahuja, Katie Coburn, Lauren Fisher, John Fox, Aiesha D. Little, Kaileigh Peyton, Carrie Blackmore Smith, and Rodney Wilson