WIll the new King and I live up to the old?
Driving by the shuttered King and I space was like walking past the graveyard where an old friend had gone to rest. So, so sad.
The friend who gave you so many good memories, cooked fabulous towers of Pad Thai to nurse your hangover, while you simultaneously cultivated another on Tiki drinks, with house music throbbing in the background.
You've never met anyone quite like it since -- the ultimate friend with benefits -- the one who would receive you into the dark, mysterious comfort of her underground lair, play just the record you needed to hear and ply you with vodka, naam pla, and pure unadulterated lovin'.
Reliable to the end, always tasty, sending you back into the cold world satiated and happily spent.
King and I Thai to close December 17