This is just a reminder that the voting deadline for the "Thai Smackdown" is fast approaching. So far, I have 7 responses and fewer than a dozen restaurants nominated. Some consensus winners are starting to emerge, but no single restaurant has appeared on more than 3 people's lists.
The rules are in the link below and you have until January 15 to vote. I'll post the full, ranked results, and a proposed schedule. We'll try to hit all weekdays over the course of the series. We also have volunteer hosts for a number of the restaurants. Volunteering to be the host means that if your restaurant is picked, you will definitely get to schedule the lunch there at a time you can attend.
I also have seen virtually NO consensus on what dishes should be the "must order" comparison standards. If I don't see a consensus, I will turn to my sister-in-law for assistance. She worked for the UN in Thailand. Sadly, she lives in Boston, where the Thai restaurant scene is downright pathetic.