Seng Luangrath’s Laotian Hot Spot Thip Khao
Mar19

Seng Luangrath’s Laotian Hot Spot Thip Khao

Washington, D.C.’s first Laotian restaurant, Thip Khao, opened at the end of 2014 in Columbia Heights and has hit the ground running. There may be a lack of familiarity with Laos cuisine in this area, but that hasn’t kept the place from filling up and garnering strong early reviews. Even in the middle of the week, the restaurant is crowded and bustling, with eager diners packed in close. Thip Khao is the second restaurant...

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Does Mama Rouge’s French-Southeast Asian Cross Cultural Mash-up Work?
Feb19

Does Mama Rouge’s French-Southeast Asian Cross Cultural Mash-up Work?

Mama Rouge, open since October 2014 along the Georgetown waterfront in the former Bangkok Joe’s location, combines southeast Asian foods with a touch of French fare and flair. The result is a southeast Asian bistro drawing heavily from the food cultures of Thailand, Vietnam and France, and an entirely new restaurant concept, not merely Bangkok Joe’s reborn with a new name. But does all of this mixing and matching produce...

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Mango Tree: An Exploration from Bangkok to DC
Feb17

Mango Tree: An Exploration from Bangkok to DC

A Tale of Two Mango Trees: Mango Tree DC opened last month in Washington, D.C.’s CityCenter. It’s the first U.S. location of the international Thai chain launched in Bangkok, Thailand in 1994. Having recently spent a month in Thailand, I jumped at the chance to explore the restaurant and its roots more deeply. As such, I visited the original Mango Tree in Bangkok and just 10 days later dined at the freshly opened Mango...

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Soi 38 Showcasing Authentic, Fresh & Fun Thai Food
Nov14

Soi 38 Showcasing Authentic, Fresh & Fun Thai Food

Restaurant Review – Soi 38 in Washington, D.C.: Soi 38, on L & 21st St NW, is bringing authentic Thai street food to Washington, D.C. Owners Nat Ongsangkoon and Dia Khanthongthip hail from Bangkok, and named their restaurant for the popular night market in their native city. With additional inspiration from chef Mitchai Pankham, who hails from northern Thailand, Soi 38 showcases Thai food above and beyond what your average...

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DC Restaurant Buzz: Mango Tree Opens in December, Champagne Day, Wine Events, Brunch at Ping Pong & so much more
Oct23

DC Restaurant Buzz: Mango Tree Opens in December, Champagne Day, Wine Events, Brunch at Ping Pong & so much more

We’re back with the latest edition of our D.C. restaurant buzz column, where we showcase all of the dining news and notes you need to know in and around the District. No time to waste, so let’s get started. Free Cheese & Wine Tasting at Sonoma Capping off a month of artisanal cheeses and American wines, Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar is hosting a free cheese and wine tasting on Thursday, October 30th with chef Josh...

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