Posts Tagged ‘Thai cuisine’

Last Night’s Leftovers: Rabbit Boudin Edition

Bring on the rabbit boudin! Drew Trautmann's District Kitchen opens Wednesday. [Post] More false advertising from Taylor Gourmet? It turns out, the real mayor didn't show up for the fancy sandwich shop's grand opening festivities on 14th Street NW on Tuesday. When the operators said "mayoral ribbon cutting," they were apparently talking about these guys. […]

Taqueria Mexicana, 4912 Thai, R.I.P.

It's only Monday and already we're reading not one but two culinary obituaries: First, Prince of Petworth alerts us to the closure of Shaw's Taqueria Mexicana, with the proprietor citing high rent for its demise. More sad news arrives via the Chevy Chase email list, which passes along that 4921 Thai Cuisine on Wisconsin Avenue […]

Komi’s Johnny Monis Is Opening a Tiny Thai Place

Metrocurean has the scoop on the latest project from Komi's Johnny Monis: a 30-seat Thai eatery called Little Serow, located right next door to his hallowed multi-course Mediterranean restaurant on 17th Street NW. Says Monis: "Whereas Komi is a natural extension of my heritage and the food I grew up with, Little Serow is a […]

Jacques Pépin Doesn’t Think Much Of D.C.’s Food Scene

“I appreciate the couple of times I was there. I went to local markets—Vietnamese and Thai, and they were all very good. That to me is always great, I love to go to markets.”—Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin, one of several boldface names heading to D.C.'s upcoming Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, when asked by Washingtonian […]

This Sssoup Is Ssserpentine: Python Tom Kai at Thunder Burger

Snake is one of those exotic meats that anecdotally tends to fall into the "tastes like chicken" category. But the slices of serpent floating amid carrots, onions and tomatoes in a zesty Thai soup at Thunder Burger last night reminded me more of fish—halibut, in particular—in terms of taste and texture. Chef Ryan Fichter rattled […]

A First Look at Teak Wood in Logan Circle

For a place that had the chutzpah to open directly across 14th Street NW from the regrettably named Thaitanic, newcomer Teak Wood is an awfully meditative space, as if it's going to squash the competition with prayer. The first thing that greets you upon entering is a sleek, decidedly slim Buddha carved out of — […]

Elvis Presley Meets Tofu Pad Thai at Nage

I'm not sure if Elvis Presley would have been a fan of Meatless Mondays — the movement to abstain from animal proteins one day a week for a healthier population and planet — but I have a feeling he'd like this peanut butter and banana dish. The King's most famous (only?) nod to vegetarianism was […]

Wheaton’s Nava Thai Now Serves Up Sushi, Too

It was hard enough swallowing the idea that my beloved hole-in-the-wall Nava Thai had moved into more spacious digs, which essentially forced the owners to expand their concise, noodle-soup-heavy menu to cater to the expansive new location. But now this: The Wheaton operation has added sushi to its offerings. Several months back, Suchart and Ladavan […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Thai Square

To those who claim that Thai Square has fallen from grace, or at least from its former lofty heights, I’d like to ask a serious question: Are you freakin’ kidding me? OK, I’ll grant you the pad thai has problems; the dish leans heavily on sweetness at the expense of its sour and spicy flavors. […]

Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater jmiams on Ruan Thai

Rater jmiams likes Nava Thai OK, but really digs Ruan Thai. It really isn't fair that one community has so many good Thai restaurants. But as Restaurant Rater jmiams points, there are at least three Thai options in Wheaton, all of them worthy of your dining dollar. But this particular Rater has a thing for […]