Sunday with the Balows: How Thai Pop’s owners spend their day off

Apr. 20—ROCHESTER — Last summer, Annie and Ryan Balow’s restaurant Thai Pop burst on the Rochester food scene having graduated from pop-up events and shared kitchens.

The popularity of the restaurant has been a pleasant surprise for the couple. However, the crowded dining rooms and full reservation lists also mean 12- to 15-hour days the six days each week Thai Pop is open.

One day a week, the couple make the most of a day off.

“We take it slow on Sundays,” Annie Balow said. “I never appreciated a Sunday until I opened a restaurant.