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Restaurants recognized at the 7th Annual Awards Show
Hosted by Chinese Restaurant News

Newark, Calif. (March 22, 2011)– Chinese Restaurant News announced that Thai Chili Inc. located in 2536 Rimrock Ave. Suite 700 Grand Junction, CO, was named the Top 100 Asian Restaurants (Dining Excellence). The announcement was made at the 7th Annual Top 100 Chinese Restaurants in the USA Awards Show held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. With more than 45,000 Chinese eateries in the United States, the national event organized by Chinese Restaurant News recognizes, cultivates, and preserves the best in Asian cuisine. Thai Chili’s superb showing in the Top 100 Chinese Restaurants Competition is sure to attract more patrons during the upcoming Chinese New Year’s.

This year’s Top 100 Chinese Restaurant Awards Show was hosted by celebrity chef Martin Yan and radio cooking show hostess Theresa Lin, the executive food designer of the award winning movie, “Eat Drink Man Woman.” Co-hosting the Awards were Felix Chu and Mina Li, San Francisco Bay Area community leaders who have emceed hundreds of charity and community events. “Chinese Restaurant News introduced the first Top 100 Chinese Restaurants award in 2004. It has since become an annual tradition for members of the Chinese restaurant industry to gather together at this event,” said Kung Yu, Publisher of Chinese Restaurant News. Over the years, Top 100 has made great strides in helping to raise standards around the industry so that restaurants can better help spread Asian culinary culture one plate at a time. Thai Chili is an extraordinary example of one restaurant that has been quite successful at providing a great dining experience to those curious about Asian culture.

This year’s theme was “The Future of Chinese Dining and Its 150-Year History in America.” Those who attended the Top 100 award show were dazzled by a culinary show, food carving, seminars, and a dine-around-town event in San Francisco, where Chinese cuisine originated in the U.S. Besides being the first time that the event was held in the Bay Area it was also the first time that the event included a public cooking demonstration showcasing Chinese signature dishes. “I’m happy to see the Chinese chefs come out of their restaurant kitchens to cook in front of the public, and in front of my film crew. As I often put it, Yan Can Cook, so can you,” said Chef Martin Yan.

Thai Chili, located in 2536 Rimrock Ave. Suite 700 Grand Junction, CO, is owned by Quanbei Zhao and offers elegantly prepared & artistically presented South-East Asian Cuisine. Making sure to integrate traditional recipes with new trends, the restaurant offers menu items that are prepared in a healthy manner using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

Thai Chili is unique in this area being the only Thai restaurant within hundreds of miles. Thai cuisine, known for balancing sour, sweet, and salty flavors with chili-infused heat, is represented at Thai Chili by freshly cooked noodles, myriad curries, deep-fried or sautéed fish, and chicken, beef, pork, or seafood in sweet chili or hot curry pastes. Every dish has the traditional flavor that people who demand good Thai food expect.

To qualify for an Award, restaurants must receive positive industry or customer recognition and must be in business a minimum of two years, except for those qualifying in the Top Rising Star category. Restaurant menus also must consist of at least 50 percent Chinese cuisine, except for those qualifying in the Asian Restaurants category. The final results are tabulated with Mystery Diner's scores from an independent third party and direct votes from the public at large.

The Top100 competition is open to all Asian restaurants in the U.S. Participating restaurants include newly established restaurants, seasoned restaurants, chain restaurants and past award-winners. A comprehensive list of all the winners can be found at

About Chinese Restaurant News
Chinese Restaurant News ( was founded in 1995 to inform the Chinese speaking owners and operators of over 45,600 Chinese restaurants in the U.S. of industry news and trends. CRN is published by parent company, Smart Business Services, Inc., a global media company that represents the Chinese-American community and business people involved with U.S.-China trade. (

Posted by Leary PR for Thai Chili Inc.

Posted by foodlover143 on 03/23/2011 at 2:13 PM

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