To say that Wai Louie's lineage is rooted in the restaurant industry is an understatement.
His great grandfather opened a Chinese eatery in Boise, Idaho, in the 1930s. His grandfather eventually settled in San Francisco, while Louie went south to Los Angeles and San Diego, and his siblings branched out into the Northwest.
More than 80 years after his great grandfather began one version of the American dream, Louie can now watch his nephew, Carson City resident Steve Madar, write a different version by managing his new restaurant in Minden.
"I've always loved this area," Madar said last week at …