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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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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The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates
Jan20

The 2015 Debut of the DC Restaurant Buzz: Dozens of DC Dining Notes & Updates

Man Talk Food has been away for a month, and we definitely have some catching up to do. Of course, we won’t be able to go back and cover everything we missed. Nevertheless, he have an absolutely mammoth round-up here with our 2015 debut of the D.C. Restaurant Buzz. This is a big one, folks. Strap yourself in and let’s get started… News from DC Heavyweights, José Andrés & Richard Sandoval *** Andrés: China...

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Man Talk Food Headed to Thailand for a Month
Dec16

Man Talk Food Headed to Thailand for a Month

Man Talk Food is on the move, with a month-long getaway to Thailand. Realistically — and I know, very sadly for everyone — you won’t be hearing from the site much, if at all, during this period. Although you can still keep tabs on us via Twitter to see if we’re posting anything particularly delicious, strange, exciting, or otherwise of intrigue from time to time. But the great news is that once we’re back...

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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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