Sue Serves Up Donations
Restaurateur offers lots of community support
by Krystyna Hunt
When the Revue Cinema closed in June, 2006, Sue (“call me just Sue, everyone knows Sue”) of Sue’s Thai Food/Vicky’s Fish and Chips was one of the first business owners to donate to the save the theatre campaign. And last fall, she gave one day’s profit from her restaurant.
She loves the Roncesvalles community. “So many good people here,” she says. Every July 1, she offers customers free pad thai to celebrate her adoptive country’s birthday and show her appreciation.
Sue always wanted to see the world outside her native Bangkok, and Canada seemed exotic and exciting. She settled in Toronto and worked at factory jobs before deciding to open her own restaurant.
Purchasing Vicky’s Fish & Chips, near the corner of Howard Park and Roncesvalles, gave her a venue for her cooking talents. After several years of serving up the house specialty, she made the leap to her true passion, Thai food.
NOW magazine has called her enterprise “inexpensive with authentic punch,” adding to the
Globe and Mail’s observation of the Anglo/Thai fusion of “deep fat fryers boiling ready next to steaming woks.”
She’s 100 per cent behind the Revue as a community project. “I am very happy, very glad (about the Revue reopening). Community has to support each other.”