Baan Thai was not having the 1 star Yelp review user Michelle S. left for the restaurant, which claimed the "regular" Thai items on the menu are "hidden," and knocked the place's no substitutions policy. The manager responded, "We don't 'hide the 'regular Thai items'. We simply don't sell them at all....I have to admit, getting called terrible for doing what made us popular kind of stings....Here's an article talking about some of the most authentic Thai restaurants in Washington, DC...You might want to avoid them." [Yelp]
The World's 50 Best Restaurant list, overseen by Deloitte, is out (none from D.C. per usual — few U.S. restaurants in general tend to make the rankings). Topping the list is Italy's Ostera Francescana from Massimo Bottura. New York's Eleven Madison Park is ranked third. [E]
Up on the roof
Here's a festive event idea — cocktail classes on the roof. Art & Soul is hosting onewith bartenders Jo-Jo Valenzuela and Jamie MacBain on the 15th.
There's a burger
And for today's "This just looks good" restaurant social media post, check out the burger from Convivial.