Jason Anderson's newest culinary venture Nox Kitchen + Cocktails opens Friday, serving up Anderson's Asian-Latin fusion menu the includes pork belly tacos, tuna tartare, a ramen noodle bowl with pork belly and a flat iron steak dressed with tamarind and chimichurri.
Dinner prices start at $13 for the house burger and top out at $25 for a Chilean sea bass sided with bok choy and so-called "forbidden rice."
Appetizers include a chef's board of artisan cheeses and meats, black mussels in a lobster white wine sauce and duck confit fries, with prices ranging from $8 to $12; the price of chef's board will be set by market rates.
Nox also has a selection of salads and sliders. Tacos come stuffed with crispy pork belly, duck confit, short rib and mahi mahi tuna. The restaurant also is pouring an extensive craft cocktail menu.
Nox takes up residence in the old Cafe Jasper at 6370 N. Campbell Ave. The kitchen is helmed by 15-year Fox Restaurant Concepts veteran Peter Lindquist, who was most recently known executive chef at the Hub downtown.
Anderson in mid-January closed Umi Star, his 18-month-old Asian-fusion restaurant on North Campbell Avenue that specialized in sushi. At the time, Anderson said Umi Star needed more space to grow.
Nox will be open for dinner and bar service (5 p.m. to 1 a.m.) through Sunday . Regular hours — 11:30 to 1 a.m. daily — begin Monday.