Taste of Laos

Video of Utica Restaurant Owner Who Was Called Racial Slur is Heartbreaking
Video of Utica Restaurant Owner Who Was Called Racial Slur is Heartbreaking
Jonann Velardi, the owner of A Taste of Laos used Facebook Live to tell her story of a recent incident that occurred at her restaurant on Bank Place in Utica. Velardi, a Laotian-American born in Utica, said a person walking by as she was preparing her restaurant before opening, called her lazy and used a racial slur to describe her.