[Photo from early August by Stacie Joy]
East Village resident Pimnapa "Lek" Sunthatkolkarn, the chef/owner of Lui's Thai Food on Fourth Street, was hospitalized late last week. She remains in the hospital in stable condition, per EVG contributor Stacie Joy.
Lek's friends and neighbors have come together and launched a crowdfunding campaign to help her and her family with expenses.
Per the campaign:
Lek, who grew up in Bangkok, has lived in the EV for more than 30 years and previously owned the much loved Thai restaurant, Holy Basil, before opening Lui's Thai Food. At 62 years old, Chef Lek is a powerhouse and a beloved neighbor in the community.
You may find the GoFundMe link here.
The restaurant at 128 E. Fourth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue remains closed for now...
Previously on EV Grieve:
• A visit to Lui’s Thai Food on 4th Street
[Photo from March 2019]