“We can’t help but draw comparisons to a similar spirit we find in both Appalachia, where my mother is from, and the backwater town in Greece where Johnny’s parents are from.”—-Little Serow co-owner Anne Marler, telling the Post‘s Tom Sietsema about the three-star Isaan-style Thai eatery‘s eclectic selection of background music, ranging from bluegrass to Dolly Parton, which, she goes on to explain, derives from “the scrappy, proud resourcefulness” of the cooks that she and chef-husband Johnny Monis met while traveling abroad.

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