The style-savvy staff at Blackout Clothing Boutique girds women from sizes 1 to 18 in urban-chic and trendy apparel, with an inventory focused on black, white, gray, and denim. The assortment of tops—such as Nation LTD T-shirts ($58) and Cico sweaters ($40)—gracefully top off outfits; alternatively, legs can get an extended hug without being drooled on by clingy toddlers thanks to the See Thru Soul jeans ($100–$110). Sugarlips rompers ($70) spotlight a classic one-piece design that eliminates the need for supporting roles from separate tank tops, cardigans, and skirts. The store’s show room fosters a refined, upscale aesthetic and comes tinged with black-and-white décor. Body-length mirrors take accurate accounts of poses, and ample fitting rooms allow undercover superheroines to change back into mascot heads within discreet spaces.
Though Lasamee Xiong and her husband Thoa have owned restaurants in Minnesota, Michigan, and Oklahoma, their native land will always be Thailand, according to Tulsa World. With their son Saya at the kitchen's helm, they continue to serve up their homeland's cuisine in the quaint 30-person dining room at Thai Garden. Although Thai fare is the primary focus, the 30-item menu also includes Vietnamese and Chinese selections—many accentuated by spices and herbs directly from Thailand.
To the soft rhythms of Southeast Asian music, green and maroon laminate tables populate with steaming soups, traditional pad thai, and chicken and beef in sweet curry and sichuan sauces. Though fork and knife are the primary utensils at Thai Garden, chopsticks are also available upon request.
Within an airy, cream-colored space, Bistro B's chefs sling Vietnamese staples peppered with traditional cuts of meat, fresh vegetables, and herbs. Rare steak, beef meatballs, tripe, and tofu simmer in brothy bowls of pho, which pair with accouterments of bean sprouts, lime, basil, and jalapeño. Equally hearty morsels of lemongrass beef, shredded pork, or shrimp star in broken-rice and vermicelli noodle entrees. The extensive menu boasts more than 75 main dishes and two encrypted prophecies, with its savory selection propelling diners toward sweet endings of fruit smoothies or signature shaved-ice desserts.
Bangkok's menu is much like its namesake city: colorful, fun to explore at night, and almost impossible to drive through. Ambush your sleeping taste buds with an appetizer of four spring rolls ($3.75), fried wontons ($3.99), or fried sweet biscuits ($3) washed down with egg drop soup ($2) or a sweet yum yai salad ($6.95). Bangkok's entrees run the gamut from spicy to non-spicy to curry, and wanders further afield in Asia than just Thailand. An order of pad pet ($8.50) brings the jungle heat, and the kang kua curry ($8.50) artfully offsets its spiciness with the sweetness of crushed pineapple and coconut milk. For a dish that dishes out a devastating combo that strikes the tongue's three major pressure points, try the spicy sweet and sour chicken ($8.50). If you'd rather take a walk on Bangkok's mild side, fill up on Bangkok's delectable favorite, pad thai ($8.99). Ginger chicken ($8.50), veggie stir fry ($8.50–$9.99), and garlic chicken or pork ($8.50) all pair well with fried rice.
Thai Stop, formerly known as Mai Thai, caters to busy lifestyles by quickly forging flavorful orders of Thai cuisine. Curries steam with aromatic combinations of coconut milk, basil, and pineapple, and minced jalapeños and Thai chilies add piquant doses of heat to everything from pepper steak to chicken in ginger sauce. The cooks can also adjust these levels of heat to ensure that they don't overwhelm diners' palates or set off the dining room's sprinklers.
Plenty of tables fill the airy dining area, which maintains a simple, modern ambiance with its track lighting and metal ceiling fans. At the same time, rich wood tones and framed photographs hanging from the walls help create a casual atmosphere.
At Banana Island Restaurant, the culinary team whips up plates of pad thai, chicken satay, and other Malaysian &Thai classics. However, they complement these dishes with more eccentric plates, too?fried rice studded with pineapple, for example, and Malaysian-style spare ribs.