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Soda gembira, aka happy soda ($6) — cocopandan syrup, jelly, condensed milk and Fanta. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Pivoting to some new business news: An Indonesian restaurant by the owner of Prime Fish recently opened in the Arboretum, Laura writes.

Why it matters: Nusa is Charlotte's first Indonesian restaurant, according to owner Robin Anthony.

  • Chef Robin is originally from Indonesia and has tapped Indonesian native Hendra Tjiey to lead the kitchen.

Zoom in: Unlike Anthony's other restaurants, Nusa has a more fast-casual vibe.

  • You'll find traditional Indonesian dishes like beef rendang (braised beef) and "gado gado," an Indonesian salad made with boiled vegetables, boiled eggs, fried tofu and tempeh, topped with peanut sauce dressing.
  • They serve daily lunch specials that come with rice, sauce and two small sides for $12.

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