Searching for Good Thai
First time poster.
For our first Valentine's Day, my wife and I went to a kitschy Thai spot in Washington D.C. (our then home). It was a perfect choice. We'd only been dating for a few weeks; Thai offered a touch of the exotic (she's from Iowa, I'm from Ohio--neither are ethnic hotbeads) without a huge price tag or the typical Valentine's Day drama.
Ever since, we've endeavored to eat Thai food every Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, since we moved to Chicago (Wicker Park) a few years ago, we haven't found a Thai spot that we liked. After another ho-hum holiday, we've about decided to stay home and cook it ourselves...or else choose a new ethnicity.
Before we throw in the towel, I'd solicit your thoughts. What do you recommend for solid, cheap(ish) Thai food? I'm not looking for a VTK-type place here but a smaller, more neighborhood-y joint.
1125 Emerson St, Evanston, IL 60201
Thai Sookdee Restaurant
1016 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201
Ruby of Siam Skokie
9420 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077
Ruby of Siam
170 W Washington St Fl 1, Chicago, IL 60602
Sticky Rice on Western Avenue and @ Irving Park -- not too far north of Wicker Park -- is another option. It is northern Thai, authentic, inexpensive and really good. I highly recommend it along with Spoon and TAC.
Sticky is at 4018 N. Western Ave.
I like P.S. Bangkok in Lakeview its kind of a ways away for you in Wicker Park but its reasonably priced and authentic. The curry is spicy the way it should it. Unlike some places that say its spicy and its not even close to anything remotely hot.