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  1. Menus
    What to Drink at Rambutan’s New Beer BarOnly in L.A. would there be a Thai restaurant with some sort of South Dakota sticks-theme and a menu of Southern food.
  2. Slideshows
    A Look Into Night Market, Open Tonight in West Hollywood for Thai Street FoodThe owners of Talesai open a sparse space of communal tables for informal Thai dining, with the possibility of pop-ups to come.
  3. Parking Lot Prospector
    Parking Lot Prospector: Taco Burgers at Rick’s; Chinese Peruvian at El RocotoA round-up of recently recommended cheap eats and finds in SoCal.
  4. Openings
    Lotus of Siam, ‘Best Thai Restaurant in North America,’ Takes CruThe Vegas favorite will open in the next couple of weeks.
  5. Slideshow
    First Look at Pure Thai Shophouse, Now Serving Handmade Noodles in MidtownThe husband-and-wife team behind Land Thai open a homey spot with noodle bar.
  6. Slideshow
    AAA Thai Market Opens In PalmsWhile not exactly Thaun Phat Superstore, the tiny market improves a blighted block.
  7. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Chef Robert Danhi Popping Up At Feniger’s StreetThe chef and James Beard-nominated author will prepare unlimited offerings of Southeast Asian street food.
  8. Openings
    What To Eat at Rama, Grand-Open on Third StreetChef Pannuwat Soukjai was formerly an instructor at the Royal Culinary Institute of Thailand.
  9. Openings
    Summer Canteen Brings Burmese Eats, Thai Movie Posters, and Barn Wood to N.The owners come from Gindhi Thai in nearby Burbank.
  10. Openings
    First Look: Thai Favorite Rhong-Tiam Closes in East Village, Opens in GramercyThe new location offers 40 Carrots fro-yo, Asian burritos, and more.
  11. Coming Soon
    New Thai Market and Deli To Neighbor Howard’s Famous This FallOwners expect to finish their takeover of Crest Jr. Market in September.
  12. Openings
    Harold Dieterle Does ThaiHe is indeed opening a new West Village restaurant.
  13. The Other Critics
    Virbila Deems First & Hope Vibrant; Gold Not Too Impressed by XoiaShelly Cooper keeps The L.A. Times entertained while Vietnamese-Mexican fusion fails to impress L.A. Weekly.
  14. Closings
    Tip Top Thai in Somerville ClosesThe predominantly take-out restaurant served Thai and Japanese.
  15. Previews
    Thai Teak Starting Vegan Thai Takeout in Santa MonicaAn opening could still be two months away as licenses while licenses are approved.
  16. Chef Shuffle
    Pranna Gets Third Executive Chef, Keith KornfeldA spa and hotel vet hopes to give the Southeast Asian restaurant a boost.
  17. Empire Building
    Sang Yoon Confirms Lukshon Is Coming to Culver City in 2010Though the chef could churn out burgers for the rest of his life, he will instead attempt to elevate Southeast Asian food.
  18. The Other Critics
    Virbila Visits Valentino; Gold Takes on Oodles of Ord’s NoodlesChef Nicola Chessa revives Piero Selvaggio’s property while Carl Stone lends L.A. Weekly a hand in chowing Thai noodles.
  19. Foodievents
    RockSugar Throws a Thai Songkran PartyA four-course menu of Thai holiday dishes is being prepared by chef Ismail Mohan.
  20. The Other Critics
    Gold Gets Into ‘Fat, Warm, Breast-Shaped Things’ at Papa Rich; Virbila VisitsL.A. Times names it picks at City Center and The Weekly looks at Papa Rich.
  21. Slideshow
    First Look at Betel and Its ‘Modern Southeast Asian’ CuisineDoes Manhattan need another Thai restaurant? A couple of Australians think so!
  22. Rumors
    Is Sang Yoon Opening Lukshon or Just Thinking Out Loud?The Father’s Office creator might have a new restaurant, but for now is just kicking around ideas.
  23. Cooking Classes
    RockSugar Chef Teaches Thai FundamentalsIsmail Mohan shares his passion for Southeast Asian cooking.
  24. Openings
    Thai Transitions Mark Two New Mar Vista RestaurantsCeladon and Culver Cafe bring traditional and fused flavors to Washington Blvd.,
  25. The Other Critics
    The Gorbals Gives Gold Good Pub Grub; La Cachette Bistro Blows It with VirbilaIlan Hall’s small restaurant gets good grades with two critics.
  26. Decade in Review
    The Decade In Review, In ReviewA summary version of what Time Out Chicago, NewCity, and the Tribune had to say about the last ten years.
  27. Truckin’
    New Food Trucks Arrive From Every DirectionThe food truck trend rolls on and on and on.
  28. Secret Menus
    Me Dee Cafe Joins the Late-Night Secret Menu BrigadeSo inaccessible: a secret, all-congee late night menu written in Thai.
  29. Slideshow
    A First Look at Michael Huynh’s OBAO and Its FoodA look at the new pan-Asian restaurant’s space, menu, and dishes.
  30. Reopenings
    Lovely Day Reopens After a Year Out of CommissionThe Nolita Thai fixture reopened in time for a Halloween party.
  31. Foodievents
    Kogi and Danhi Team to Demystify the Asian Grocery StoreKogi teams up with a South east Asian food expert to tour one of L.A.’s Asian markets.
  32. Menus
    Pacific Catch Introduces Thai MenuThe jet-setting seafood restaurant will serve a three-course thai prix fixe until Sept. 13.
  33. Rants
    Tac Quick Thai: Why Do We Even Bother Calling It a Secret Menu Anymore?Tasting Table Chicago launches with a refresher course in how to get truly authentic Thai.
  34. Fire Damage
    Rising From the Ashes: Lovely Day and Totonno’s Could Reopen in JulyThe latest on two fire-felled favorites.
  35. Slideshow
    BYOB Alert: A First Look at Spice of Astor PlaceThe popular Thai chain’s latest location features a vastly expanded menu.
  36. Openings
    Spice Opens Astor Place CoveSpeaking of New York newcomers, a good many of them have honed their dining chops here.
  37. Openings
    Kuma Inn BrooklynKing Phojanakong plans to bring an outpost of Kuma Inn to the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant.
  38. Mediavore
    The Box Supports Obama; Do McDonald’s Burgers Ever Go Bad?What Congress ate during last night’s financial bailout meetings, and which presidential candidate’s state has better wine, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  39. Reopenings
    Today in KurveAn early report indicates possible Justin Timberlake influences.
  40. NewsFeed
    Rain Closes for Baoification; Hurapan Moves to AsianaMichael Bao (and possibly an oyster bar) is coming to the Upper West Side.
  41. Mediavore
    Supersizing Wall Street; Sizzler Threatens MidtownRice shortages in Australia, Vongerichten considers Vancouver, and more in today’s food news.
  42. The Orange Line
    Riding the V Line: Thai Heat and Genius on Elmhurst AvenueWe’re riding the B and V from Coney Island all the way to Forest Hills, jumping off frequently to rave about our favorite restaurants along the way. It’s not much of a secret anymore, but it would be madness to get off at Elmhurst Avenue and not eat at Chao Thai, a Thai restaurant nearly as good as Woodside’s legendary Sripraphai.
  43. NewsFeed
    Is Funky Thai Closed, or Just in a Temporary Funk? Funky Thai has been shuttered for a couple of weeks, which isn’t exactly a shocker. Despite its entrepreneurial spirit (diners got three free tater tots every time they surrendered their dignity by saying the words “all tongue-tied for three free tasty Thai tater tots!!”), the place spent its first year of operation depressingly empty, in so far as a restaurant with a fluorescent-green-and-purple color scheme and an affinity for smiley faces can be depressing. A phone message had them back from Thanksgiving vacation on November 27, but here we are a week later and still a padlock instead of pad Thai. Could this be the end of the latest incarnation of the spot that was Funky Broome and then briefly Jazzi Wok? And if so, what will replace it, Swingin’ Szechuan? Funky Thai Café [Official site]
  44. Mediavore
    Bourdain Lays Into ‘Top Chef’ Hung; Restaurant to Open in Back ofAnthony Bourdain jumps on Top Chef’s Hung even harder than he laid into Marcel last season: “‘Flavor’ counts for very little in a competition for ‘Top Chef.’” [Amuse Biatch] Related: ‘Top Chef’ Biases Finally Out on the Table ‘Top Chef’ Non-Winner Lia on What Went Wrong Kanye West is a soul-food connoisseur, when he’s not eating out in haute Asian eateries like Spice Market and Philippe. [WSJ] An unrelated restaurant will open Thursday in the back room of Setagaya and will feature Thai, Japanese, and Malaysian food. [Eat for Victory/VV] Related: New East Village Ramen Spot Insists It’s More Authentic Than Momofuku
  45. Restroom Report
    Reflecting on the Thai Toilets of Pukk and Peep It’s no secret that Thais are fly — Thai restaurants are generally outfitted with more bells and whistles than Santa Claus directing traffic. The interior design is especially crispy in the bathrooms (see Sea), and the ones at sister eateries Pukk and Peep are no exception. We visited them both for some very chic leaks.
  46. Back of the House
    On the Machismo of Cooking: Competitive Eaters Make for Macho TVCooking is now an essential part of modern machismo, or so men’s magazines seem to feel. [NYDN] The International Federation of Competitive Eaters inks a deal with Spike TV to keep their “gurgitators,” including NY locals Crazy Legs Conti and Tim “Eater X” Janus, on the airwaves year-round. [Page Six] Is it possible to open a restaurant on the D.L. in New York City? In the final chapter of this three-part series, the media weighs in. [Snack]
  47. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Thai Food in ElmhurstThere is no better neighborhood in town for larb fiends and som tum enthusiasts.