ELV® recently completed his final ballot for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards.
In case you’re interested, his ballot looked like this:
So how does a cuisine beloved by chefs and assorted ragged outer-borough chowhounds turn into a full-fledged Manhattan restaurant boomlet more or less overnight? That was the question that the grateful, slightly befuddled Thai-food scholars at my table pondered as we sat down to dinner at Lotus of Siam, the second prominent Thai-style restaurant to open in Manhattan in the last two months. Continue reading “LOTUS OF SIAM (New York Version) Reviewed in New York Magazine”