"thai cuisine" news and stories
So, I can't tell you how absolutely edamame-green with envy I was to read about LA foodblogger Dylan's encounter with the object of my affection. Dylan writes at Eat, Drink n Be Merry, and also has a food blog on the side dedicated to noodles called Noodle Whore. It was via a post about Sapp Coffee Shop in LA's Thai Town that Tony Bourdain found Dylan, and from there...the rest is jealousy-inducing history. Dylan got to meet Tony while the chef was in LA filming for an episode of his show, which included Sapp Coffee Shop.
Vines is quick to point out that Thai street food has caused many a Brit food poisoning and cautions against it. For cheap eats he reccomends Suda, which lists a whopping 170 Thai and Chinese disheson its illustrated menu. And with an order of stir-fried tuna with basil leaves and chili costing only 80 baht ($2.10), one can see why it's a viable alternative to roadside stands.
For more elegant fare, his pick is Celadon at the upscale Sukothai hotel. It serves dishes from all over Thailand. Standouts include grilled beef sirloin served with dried chili and shallot sauce. Hotel buffets don't fare well in his roundup, with both the Marriott and Hilton getting called out for boring food.
And if for some strange reason you crave French or Italian food in Bangkok he recommends Lyon and Zanotti.
I don't know how this one slipped past me: The New York Times' Travel section spends 36 hours in Hollywood, but on a slightly different plan than the typical tourist. There is quite of activity, but of course, we here at Slahfood care all about the food, and were happy to see that they made it to some cool places that we have tried.
Friday night, dinner is at Palms Thai (which I have tried), where a Thai Elvis shimmies and shakes while you suck down frogs' legs and fried air bladder. Late night, Birds Cafe is a "scene"-less rotisserie chicken joint.
Saturday morning, roll out of bed and head to Square One for eggs. A late lunch? Perhaps it's an afternoon snack? They recommend hot dogs, either from Pink's or Skooby's. Ice cream afterwards has to be from Mashti Malone's. For late night eats, Magnolia and The Bowery and right next to each other for your choice.
Last stop on Sunday morning is for brunch at Off Vine.