Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Thai

Hi all,

Tim and I ate at the new Thai Grille in Westerville (at 15 E. College Ave., where Michael's Pizza used to be) last week. It was a very cold night; we walked there from our house which is a couple of blocks north. The spicy, tasty food warmed us up!

We each tried a bowl of soup -- Tim had a coconut soup and I had a really good, but very spicy, shrimp soup with a wonderful clear broth loaded with lemon grass, lime zest and fresh vegetables. I loved mine, even when my lips went numb; Tim wasn't crazy about his because I think he expected something sweeter and traditionally "coconutty" (I asked him, "what did you expect, coconut cream pie?") We asked the waiter to recommend an entree, which we shared because the soup filled us up. The house specialties are the noodle dishes (pad thai?) ; we had a chicken and rice noodle plate full of chicken, veggies and really good, wide sticky rice noodles. Very good. The young couple who own the restaurant (she's from Thailand) have vowed to serve organic, locally sourced foods as much as possible.

Not being experts in Thai food, we nevertheless found it to be a great new place and we plan on going back. Prices at dinner are in the $11-15 range, with a filet mignon dish around $25. They are open for lunch too.

According to our local paper, this is a dream come true for the young couple who own it. Give it a try and help support their dream!

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