This month, you can feel extra good about eating at one of St. Louis' best new restaurants.
Starting Jan. 15, Chao Baan in The Grove will donate 15 percent of its Wednesday night sales to Siteman Cancer Center's sarcoma and rare tumor program.
The new concept comes from the owners of South Grand mainstay King & I.
According to a press release, 15 percent of all food and nonalcoholic drink sales will be donated to the Siteman Cancer Center from 5 to 9pm each Wednesday through Feb. 5. The restaurant also plans to donate an additional $1 of all nonalcoholic beverage purchases.
For owner Shayn Prapaisilp, the cause is personal: He himself is currently battling cancer and is receiving treatment at Siteman.
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"Since my diagnosis and recurrence of my cancer, I've been very fortunate to have had access to the world-class care and expertise at Siteman Cancer Center during my treatment over the past few months,” Prapaisilp said in the release. “Everyone from the staff, nurses and doctors has been so great while I've been in treatment. Instead of having to fly to Boston or Houston, I was very lucky to have a specialist that has expertise in my rare cancer right here in St. Louis.”
Chao Baan, which opened in the new CHROMA development in June, specializes in regional Thai dishes including khao soi, tom yum, beef nom tak and fiery gaeng som.
"Our restaurant can be an amazing platform to share the Rare Tumor and Sarcoma program’s important work as well as raise funds to continue to support Siteman and Washington University School of Medicine," Prapaisilp added.
Chao Baan, 4087 Chouteau Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, chaobaanstl.com