Sapp Coffee Shop – Los Angeles, CA

Pad Thai may very well be the most popular and widely consumed Thai dish, but it's the boat noodles that create arguments over where to find the best version. Sapp Coffee Shop is one place that always comes up in the conversation, a small family-run Thai diner of a place located in the corner of a faded strip mall on Hollywood Blvd and Kingsley, just down the street from Harvard & Stone and Jumbo's Clown Room.
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Lotus of Siam – Las Vegas, NV

After unsuccessful attempts on previous visits to Las Vegas, I was finally able to land a reservation this time around at the famed Lotus of Siam. There's quite a lot to say about the history and fanfare of the restaurant, a favorite among locals, tourists, celebrities...hell, everyone.
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Night + Market – West Hollywood, CA // Dine LA 2013

Night+Market is the creation of Chef Kris Yenbamroong, who has seen his name rise in recognition since his restaurant opened at the end of 2010, winding up on seemingly every best new chef or best chefs under 30 list. The food is "street food" inspired and meat-centric, with an emphasis on specialties from the northern region of Thailand.
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