Rob Balon, Revisited

By Rob Balon 
Roving Gourmet 
Web posted: July 23, 2010

At first glance one would think that I-35 and Howard Lane is not exactly fertile ground for fine dining. But I think I'm setting a record here by doing two restaurants in the same strip mall. The first was Bella Luna and the second is Ka Prow, helmed by the inestimably talented Chef Opart. The cuisine is Pan Asian but I'm always drawn to the Thai section.

Aside from being talented, Opart is congenial and generous. He has on many occasions donated a percentage of his sales to those in need. And that speaks volumes. So does his collection of appetizers.

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Dale Rice

By Dale Rice
American-Statesman Restaurant Critic
Web posted: July 27, 2005

There's a growing trend among Asian restaurants: reaching across the regional borders to incorporate more than one nation's fare on the menu. One of the best in the area is Ka-Prow, a Pan-Asian bistro dominated by Thai cuisine in Northeast Austin.

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Rob Balon, Original

By Rob Balon 
Roving Gourmet 
Web posted: February 11, 2005

The area around Howard Lane and N IH35 is bustling and busy. Stores and strip malls abound. There's lots of retail clutter. In fact, if you're not careful, you could miss a really neat little Pan Asian restaurant. I want to introduce you to Ka Prow at 1200 W. Howard Lane..

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