I'm in town for a visit from New York and want to eat the best Thai food I can. I'm partial to Northern Thai, but will gladly settle for anything great. I don't care at all about decore, service, or hell, even cleanliness. I just want tasty Thai food that will make me love this city.
L.A. is so big and boring to an outsider who knows not what he does or where he goes. I'm in Santa Monica (which outside of the farmers market doesn't impress me, food-wise--am I missing something?) and getting around by bicycle. I'm willing to bike 10 miles or so, one way. Where should I go?
[And unrelated to Thai food, can I just mention that the al pastor from taco trucks in L.A. is so much better than the al pastor in NYC. It must be a Mexican regional thing.]