I know it seems hard to imagine, what with Thai restaurants sprouting up like rice stalks in a paddy, but back in the '70s, before Supenn Harrison launched her Sawatdee empire, you'd be hard-pressed to find a bowl of green curry around these parts. When I first started eating Thai food in the Twin Cities, most southeast Asian restaurants were humble little family-run spots like Ruam Mit Thai in downtown St. Paul; Chino Latino's "Cheaper than a Bangkok brothel" billboards wouldn't arrive for... More >>>