Sophisticated cocktails developed to complement the bright, unique Thai flavors at this hip 28th Avenue eatery make for a well-balanced meal, and the long communal tables in the center of the dining room make for interesting random interactions over chive cakes, Sriracha and fish sauce-glazed fried chicken wings, grilled hanger steak with spicy tamarind dip, and bowls of hot noodles–pig lovers, the egg noodles in spicy lime and pork broth with fried pork belly, tender slices of red pork, and ground pork is the porkfecta of your dreams.
Owner: Earl Ninsom
Atmosphere: Bright, loft-like concrete and wood-lined space, open floor plan with long wooden communal tables ringed by smaller tables for those feeling less social, huge windows opening up onto 28th Avenue and busy Burnside, neighborhood crowd is hip and friendly
Outdoor seating: Sidewalk tables along SE 28th Ave.
Best Seat: Depends on your mood, I like sitting at the communal tables because I'm a shameless eavesdropper
Noise Level: Normal to Boisterous
Dress Code: Casual
Bring the Kids: I'd bring them for lunch or an early dinner, later on, the crowd is more adult and the cocktails are flying
Bathrooms: Down the hall to the left of the bar
Parking: Street parking is free and can be challenging to find out front and on Burnside, so try up a residential side street
Cocktails: Signature cocktails ($8-$9), full bar
Beer: Four rotating taps $5, bottled beers and hard ciders ($2-$6)
Wine: Sparkling, rosé, white and red by the glass ($8-$9) and bottle ($32-36)
Teetotalers: Dry Sodas, Fever-Tree ginger ale, Mexican Coca Cola, mango, pineapple and guava juices
Coffee: Water Avenue French Press, Thai iced coffee
Tea: Yamamotoyama, Steven Smith, Thai iced tea
Ideal Meal: Sriracha chicken wings, fried crab and pork fritters, chive cakes, hot and sour soup with wild prawns, egg noodles with three kinds of pork, egg noodles with chicken, fried trout, Lovely's Fifty-Fifty ice cream
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Good for the following occasions: Lunch or Dinner With Friends, Date Night, Noodle Night, Dining Alfresco, Shameless Eavesdropping
Group/Private Party Details: Event space available for workshops, lectures, exhibits, dinners, and private parties. Kitchen can provide any level of catering to suit your needs. To make reservations or for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.