I checked out two new (to me) restaurants this past week with colleagues and friends.
World Street Kitchen
First, thank you for having offstreet parking in Uptown! (You don't want to be behind me parallel parking; it is painful to watch. Yes, I'm from and live in the 'burbs.) We went all out and tried the pickles and aloo tikki chaat. I have never had anything quite like the latter. It had a bit of kick, but was more like a spread, so I wish we had pita bread, or something for it. The pickles were delicious. I had the lamb belly yum yum bowl, and it was yummy. I spiced it up with some of their hot sauce selection too. One miss was the curry peanut butter cookie; it takes a lot for me not to eat something and the curry was too overbearing for me.
Go there now! This is hands-down my new favorite thai restaurant! I will be getting take-out from there once a month on my way home. I love this place. The spring rolls were delicious- balance of crunchy vegetables, noodles, and pork with a nice dipping sauce. The cream cheese wontons were the best I have had lately, as they weren't over fried and had lots of cream cheese in them. The reviews all said to get Pad See Ew, and I did. OMG, the best I have ever had! I ordered it in between mild and medium and I was sweating a bit, so they really take their spice seriously here. I washed it all down with a lovely thai tea with condensed milk. That is a wonderful drink dessert. Now that I am writing about it I want to go back tomorrow. So good!