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Let's Do Lunch: Starry Kitchen

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There are some great lunches to be had in this town, and we want to celebrate the midday meal. So, let's do lunch, shall we?

If you make great food, it's natural to want to share it with others, and for many, the next step is to open a restaurant. But for husband and wife team Nguyen and Thi Tran, the road to Starry Kitchen at California Plaza started inside their North Hollywood apartment, where for some time they ran an underground restaurant that brought to their doorstep a constant stream of enthusiasts for their playful, Vietnamese-based Asian fare as prepared by Thi, and also the Health Department, who were met by an enthusiastic Nguyen.

Soon after the Health Department knocked, so did opportunity, and the Trans decided to shift their operations to a restaurant in Downtown, where they've been serving up their delicious eats for the lunchtime masses since February.