Lotus of Siam: Northern Thai Cuisine in Las Vegas

The beautiful Crispy Duck Panang

If you are looking for the best Thai restaurant in Las Vegas, you go to Lotus of Siam, which specializes in authentic Northern Thai cuisine. Everybody who loves Thai food knows of Lotus of Siam, including locals, tourists, magazine writers, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs such as Anthony Bourdain. Since its opening in 1999, the restaurant has become well known for its Northern Thai cuisine inspired by Chef Saipin Chutima. In 2011, Chef Chutima won a James Beard Award for …

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Mediterranean Halal Food Cart in Baltimore, Maryland

The massive Combo Rice Platter, Mediterranean Halal Food, Baltimore, Maryland

On my trip to Baltimore, I visited the Mediterranean Halal Food Cart, a halal food cart selling rice plates and wraps with chicken and lamb. I only stumbled upon this hidden gem because of its location on the corner of Baltimore Street and Hopkins Plaza, directly across the street from my hotel. There were a few things that stood out about this food cart. First, everyone ordering food from the cart appeared local, including students and workers from downtown businesses. …

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