Pom Moongauklang, owner of Pom Pom’s sandwicherie, is planning a new restaurant for the new year. Takocheena will occupy a space on Mills Avenue a few doors up from Bananas Diner. It’s a space that most recently was home to a catering company, but which has been a number of failed restaurants in the last decade.
Moongaulang’s new place will feature a fusion of Asian and Tex-Mex (say the name Takocheena phonetically) to reflect her heritage. Her family is the owner of Thai House restaurant. The new place will be casual, with bike racks inside and some seating out back.
Another of Pom’s recent projects has been designing the menu for the just-opened Mr. Sisters, a gay bar with a lakefront location on E. Colonial Drive near Semoran Boulevard (it’s a big building painted in the hottest of pinks; you can’t miss it). She says the menu is better than your average bar food, but bar food nonetheless. The restaurant will soon start serving her Sunday brunch menu on the lakeside deck.
Takocheena is aiming for a February opening.