upfish wrote: fundamentallybroken wrote:
upfish wrote:So, ASD-eqsue question for Denver/Boulder area people: is there a nice Thai place in Denver that is also good? I want to get some curry w/a friend, and we were hoping for a slightly upscale spot.
His suggestions are...not great.
Edit: My sentences are awful! I mean that I don't want a Pei Wei knockoff. I want a place with actual Thai food that doesn't serve other cuisines. His suggestions were Se7en (pretentious naaaame!) and Parallel Seventeen, if that helps you know what I *don't* want haha.
So, no fusion (and Parallel Seventeen is Vietnamese, isn't it?) Not so upscale, but with really good Thai is Tommy's Thai on Colfax. An undiscovered place that I love is called Thai Pot on South Colorado Blvd - it's in a strip mall, but the food is fantastic. Try the Lad Na with scallops (chicken if you're not into the seafood thing), and ask them to stir an egg into it... Mmmmm, I know what's for dinner tonight...
I actually suggested this after looking through yelp a little bit! This and Chada Thai I think were what I emailed back to him.
Parallel Seventeen was confusing me w/its pho references and I guess now I know why!
I would be totally pro strip mall Thai, but he's trying to be fancy.
I haven't been to Chada Thai yet, but it's definitely a nice looking place that serves both Thai and Chinese. It's also on a really hip strip of bars/restaurants/coffee shops. St. Marks coffeehouse has been a hipster mainstay for at least the last 20 years (originally downtown, where I spent many a teenage night), and the owner's bar is next door, the Thin Man.
Watercourse Foods is okay, but I've always found it to be a place where flavor is lacking. Yeah, everything's really healthy, but I think it's a premier vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver because it's the only vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Denver.