Alibi V.21 No.42 • Oct 18-24, 2012 
Go green: Many of Mean Bao's delicacies are infused with green tea.

Good and Baked

Mean Bao

Lean dessert machine

Mean Bao Tawainese-American bakery offers perfectly concocted delights like savory and vanilla cream bao (a beignet-like treat), pineapple cake and green tea milk buns.

The Mouthful

News for Foodies

Bite-sized edition

Detectable levels of lead in urban-farmed eggs mean bad news for the burgeoning backyard chicken movement.

Chowtown Restaurant Guide

At some point down the line Thai food became synonymous with comfort food for me. It was my family’s favorite dining out cuisine when I was young, and now I have a lot of good nostalgia wrapped up in the smell of lemongrass and curry. Tom kha gai, papaya salad and pad see ew are my go-to orders when I’m sick or just craving something warming and familiar, so I’ve visited most of the Thai spots in town to find some of my favorites of each. That GrubHub bill is getting a little out of control at this point, honestly.

Here’s a few of my favorite spots to order Thai in the Duke City. May they bring you many spicy tears and great evenings.