I'd like to add my comments after last night's sensational Lotus experience. It seems a few folks have been less than thrilled w/LOS lately; I'll continue to tout this place as a mecca for fabulous Thai. The sausage/crunchy rice appetizer is awesome, as always. The myriad ingredients leave your tastebuds with a different flavor nearly every bite. Then we had the sliced beef with chilis and tamarind sauce. I nearly licked the plate. And the best was last: an entire catfish, deep fried in an apple juice sauce with peppers, cilantro, diced apples, ginger, red pepper and a couple other things. I picked the carcass clean! I confess to only going to LOS maybe twice in the past 8 months; but Chowhounds don't walk... RUN to Lotus for some of the best Thai you'll ever eat.