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Get the early word on four new Atlanta restaurants: 8ARM, Saint Germain, Herban Fix, and Sri Thai Kitchen & Sushi Bar
Buford Highway’s 8 Fahrenheit is reshaping how we eat ice cream—literally. Forget scoops and cones; think Instagram-perfect frozen curls.
A new Thai restaurant called Bangkok Station (550 Pharr Road, Atlanta 30305) will open in Buckhead this April. Owner Ratinthon Nithithanawut and chef Nathaphak (Paul) Maphu will use their restaurant experience in Thailand to forge an authentic dining experience inspired by the rail system there—hence the name Bangkok Station.
Thai cuisine, in its truest form, riles the senses. Be it a classic green curry or a jumble of shrimp tossed in a scorching wok with fermented shoots and buds of plants mostly foreign to Western palates, the aromas inundate before the first bite. Smells from the most pungent dishes may slightly repulse before the flavors enchant—the culinary equivalent of how destined lovers behave in a Shakespearean play. Garlic, herbs, chiles, and lime ripple over the taste buds. Coconut calms the heat in spicy preparations from the coastal south. Hearty sausages and salads from the rugged, mountainous north bolster appetites.
When Philippa Kingsley decamped to Atlanta, Georgia, from her former home in the Hague (Dutch taste buds were never quite the same again), she did not miss a single “fiddle dee dee” cooking Thai food in America’s deep South.
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