Eater hears, and Feast confirms, that the foodie destination that happens to be in a Vegas strip mall, Lotus of Siam, is coming to the old Cru space in the first week of November. Apparently it’ll feature a third of the dishes on the Vegas original’s menu — meaning about fifty. (One of the many Chowhounders who are already atwitter about this has posted the menu from a preview dinner, and another points out there’s already an Opentable page). About a decade ago, Jonathan Gold declared this “the single best Thai restaurant in North America” in Gourmet, and it has since been nominated for two Beard awards and has won five Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence (it’s said Cru’s wine consultants will have a hand in the list here). Way to steal Kin Shop’s thunder!