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Nong's new brick-and-mortar restaurant at SE Ankeny and 6th
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Nong Poonsukwattana, behind the counter at her new operation
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The bottling operation for Nong's sauce is also housed in the same building
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Nong's layout is bright and sunny with light wood booths, and bright yellow and red decorations throughout
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Nong hangs banana bunches around the restaurant, a la the style of restaurants in Japan and Hawaii
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The garage door style windows can be rolled up during the summer
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Window lined with Nong's infamous garlic-ginger soy sauce
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Patrons can choose indoor or outdoor seating, booths, or in front of the windows at the pub style counter tops
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Restaurant goers enjoy the sunshine at picnic tables outside
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Walk up ordering counter with the kitchen open directly behind
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Inside, the restaurant is decorated with gifts from friends and supporters alike
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Small altars displaying Nong's gratitude to patrons have their own dedicated space inside
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Patrons find ample space inside the restaurant as they enjoy the afternoon sun
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