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Random Reno comments....a tale of two Thai, falafel, and question on new places...


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Random Reno comments....a tale of two Thai, falafel, and question on new places...

janetofreno | Jun 5, 2014 12:40 AM

OK, Reno hounds, you've been too quiet lately. So I have a few random notes from recent meals out: First of all, DH and I went to Bangkok Cuisine (the original on Mt. Rose St) for the first time in years a few nights ago (Remember, we were down south for awhile...). I must say we were both disappointed. The pud thai was somewhat flavorless, our appetizer of shrimp satay was undercooked, if that's possible, and a fried tofu with basil dish contained chewy, over-cooked tofu and almost no basil. Its going off the old favorites list, I'm afraid. As we ate, I told DH that we should have gone to Thai Lotus on S. Virginia, site of a great group dinner a few months ago. And today I had lunch with a friend at Thai Lotus, it was as good as remembered from that night. Good lunch specials, but also the full menu is available. About my only criticism is that the cucumber salad is too sweet.

And on to falafel: the restaurant on South Virginia that looks like an old diner (forget the name, but long-timers know the one I mean...its shaped like an airstream trailer without the wheels:-) has been advertising 1.99 falafel sandwiches. DH couldn't resist, and here's his second-hand report: good falafel and worth the trip. But avoid the salads and other items that bring up the price; not worth it.\

FInally, the new Mexican place in midtown (Chuy's maybe?) has been very crowded every time I drive by. It looks a little upscale, and perhaps more DF style. To me, if I'm in Midtown and want Mexican, that means El Adobe. Should I try the new joint? And while we're talking about new places, have any of you gone to the new restaurant in the new Mt. Whitney Hotel? It sounds really intriguing....I think Mark Este is the executive chef, if I heard right....

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