It looks as though the lights at 26th Street and Franklin Avenue might not be dark for much longer. Drunken Sake, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will open soon at that address, the former location of True Thai. We spoke with the co-owner to get the scoop on this new spot.See also:True Thai closed
New Northeast spot has a lot to make diners happy, including the prices
See also: Raspberry basil rum fizz Ginger beet gin & tonic This week's cocktail is a nifty play on the sweet 'n' spicy dynamic, with the freshest watermelon pureed and strained to extract its essence. Thai chili pepper gives this drink a swift kick. Add more or less chili peppers to your taste.
Royal Orchid, which formerly had a location in Roseville in addition to its spot in the skyway of downtown Minneapolis, has reopened on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights after being closed in Roseville for the past year and a half. This is a welcome development for the stretch of Central Avenue th ... More >>
$2.50 pints at Town Hall on WednesdayThere's an extra day this month to cram in some more eating, so we recommend a few charitable dining enterprises or the well-timed "leap beer" at Town Hall on Wednesday to make the most of it. 2/28 Don't wait for takeout to get your Thai fix. Hit up the ... More >>
Eat Street spot wins with authenticity
Flower-kissed.Chrysanthemum juice $2 Bangkok Thai 315 University Ave. W., St. Paul 651.224.4300 In an usual mosaic-covered building on University Avenue, some of the most mind-blowingly delicious and authentic Thai food is served. This place falls into that "hole-in-the-wall" category. The menu is ... More >>
Style over substance in Uptown
It's a Vellee good day in the neighborhoodVellee Deli's slick black truck has been winding through Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets serving a combination of Mexican and Asian cuisines. The new mobile kitchen is owned and operated by William Xiong and his partner/executive chef Joyce Truon ... More >>
Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul
An off-menu variant of Nam Thok at On's. Sure, On's Thai Kitchen on University Avenue offers the usual suspects: spring rolls, green curry, pad Thai. But it's worth exploring the further corners of the menu's authentic, home-style Thai cooking and considering lesser-seen dishes such as Pad-Ph ... More >>
Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina. Naviya and Kim La Barge have ear ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidA taste of Taste of Thailand's pad thaiThis week Food Fight went for another top takeout dish, pad thai. Between our two competitors, Taste of Thailand and Sen Yai Sen Lek, we found that while the main ingredients are fairly uniform--a heaping pile of noodles, a sprinkling of c ... More >>
Wok across the street from Thanh Do for more pan-Asian fare.While Thom Pham has been busy running his new Wondrous Azian Kitchen and thinking about reopening Azia, his original restaurant, Thanh Do, has been quietly humming along in its new St. Louis Park digs--and experiencing some friendly ... More >>
Michelle LeonAn experiment with the flavors found in Thai cooking.Using the freshest of the season's ingredients--this time, cucumber--we continue to share drink recipes that make the most of the harvest. We named this cocktail Ginger Cucumber Amore because the flavors blended in such a heav ... More >>
God bless our freedom from kippers and tripe. It's a week of celebrations from Thai cuisine and kale to local food and folk music. Not to mention our independence from bangers and mash and our right to light pyrotechnics. Your Week in Food . . . Monday 6/28 We've come a long way since Swedish ... More >>
Photo by: Jack Dykinga Great news for the 1.3 percent of the population allergic to peanuts: At a recent conference in London, USDA research scientist Soheila Maleki announced that her team is close to developing a hypoallergenic peanut. The scientists discovered that nuts with certain gene ... More >>
Local weatherdude Sven Sundgaard is off your television screen and on vacation this week, enjoying the heat and hummus in Israel and Jordan. When he's not globetrotting, the active Sundgaard can most often be found at the nearest Thai food establishment.
Quick-service cafes get it done
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Thai restaurant intersects authentic and accessible
Bagu gets creative with sushi
Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville
Ruam Mit Thai dazzles with its take on classic dishes
The first fine-dining restaurant in a gentrifying neighborhood has its share of hits and misses
Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.
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A decade in the making, an Asian gem that's neither dumbed down nor sugared up
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