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Apr 5, 2010 04:15 PM

Thai New Year Festivities

Hi, Is there any Thai New Year Festivities going on in San Diego? I am looking to try new foods. Thanks!

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  1. Saffron's going to be holding a special New Year's street food market on April 16, 17 & 18, 6p-9p, 11a-3p, & 11a-3p respectively.

    (Their Talad Nut street food market will continue to repeat monthly on the first Saturday of every month, the first one having been held last week.)

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    1. re: cgfan

      cgfan, are they serving inside the restaurant or on India Street? Just trying to figure out parking in my head.

      1. re: daantaat

        I really don't have much of an idea since I didn't make it to their inaugural street food market this past Saturday. It's hard to imagine they can get much of anything going on down there being that there's so little open space in the first place. It leaves me curious too what the logistics will be.

        1. re: cgfan

          Their flyer said they're serving it on their outdoor patio. I have the menu in .pdf but can't figure out how to post it w/o retyping the whole thing.

    2. I'm in Seattle right now, but I plan on stopping by the Thai Buddhist temple in Escondido when I get home and inquiring about their celebration. Last year that held it a couple of weeks after the New Year, and I missed it.
      I'll update soon, and you'll definitely want to plan a drive north to attend. The food is amazing.

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      1. re: maestra

        My wife and her girlfriends have been talking about the New Year's Festival at the temple in Escondido on Sunday. I have no detaiIs, but the food will surely be wonderful.

        1. re: Uncle Lefty

          Well, if your wife and her girlfriends are talking about it, it surely would be worth attending! I found this on Google:

          1. re: Uncle Lefty

            Thanks for the info! I've been keeping my eye on them for the last two weekends, but I haven't managed to walk by when anyone was outside to ask. The food is indeed wonderful. It is worth the trip no matter where in the county you live.

        2. I was excited to go to the street festival two saturdays ago after hearing about it on npr. I guess I was thinking it was going to be a somewhat larger festival with several booths, perhaps expanding into the area across the street from the restaurant. But when I got there, it just seemed like the restaurant was open for business as usual and there were a couple tables outside where chefs were making the few "special" menu items, but you still had to go inside to order. Not hungry enough to sit down and eat a full meal, my boyfriend and I just left. The food did sound good and unique, I just don't know how you could call it a festival.