I live in Durham work, work in Chapel Hill and love Thai food. My girlfriend and I adore the Pad Thai and Thai Villa noodles from Thai Villa, but the atmosphere there kind of sucks and with heavy gas prices it is hard to find an excuse to drive to Cary for dinner.
It has been a long time since I tried Thai Palace in Chapel Hill (it was always okay), for a little bit nicer atmosphere we have frequented Pao Lim but were never as pleased with the food, we have also tried Thai Lanna and while we really liked the Pad Thai did not find too many other menu items great. Any suggestions, or comments on our past experiences? (I love spicy noodles with garlic and basil)