Alibi V.23 No.14 • April 3-9, 2014 

Flash in the Pan

Boxed and Blended

The art of cheap-wine snobbery

Ari LeVaux shares his tips for getting drunk on only the best cheap vino.
1st place cupcakes by Amanda Rivas
Mark Lopez

The Mouthful

Chocolate Judgement

Playing Paula Abdul at the The Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Festival

Mark Lopez gets to play Paula Abdul at the 4th annual Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest.

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.