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Today’s Groupon invites you to eat, drink, and be openly accepted by society for the first time since your mail fraud charges were dropped. For $15, you get $35 worth of cuisine at Siam Society. Siam is one of Portland’s most innovative restaurants: its diverse menu is created under the watchful eye of executive chef Adrienne Inskeep.
Brilliant moments of brilliant intrigue are brilliantly tattooed across Siam Society’s menu. The translucent salad rolls (marinated and grilled tofu in chilled glass noodles, $6.95) and velvety Thai coconut milk soup, Thom Kha ($6.50 for a bowl, $11.95 for a pot that feeds four people), provide fresh starts.
Once your stomach’s wide awake, treat it to delicacy from the wok, the grill, the oven, or the chefs’ champion curry-grounding hands. The adventurous northeastern Thai green curry features naturally demolished cinnamon, cardamom, and mace cooked to its poetic conclusion with either chicken or tofu ($14.95). The banana-roasted pork with homemade chutney will transport you far from the banalities of everyday life ($17.95). Punctuate any meal with a game-changing drink from Siam Society’s daring bar menu, which boasts a jalapeno-pear kamikaze and hibiscus mojito, among other specialties ($8 each).
Catering to all food needs, Siam Society has wheat-free and vegan menu so that anyone can be a part of this one-of-a-kind eatery without undergoing the physically exhausting initiation ritual. For your inner chef, check out the “I did it in the kitchen” promotion, which may expand your culinary horizons.
It’s Time to Update Your Maps
Siam, the country, is now called Thailand, the country. Here are other famous countries that got a moniker makeover:
Istanbul: Known as Istanbul since 1930, it has also been known as Byzantium, Constantinople, and, briefly, Exploder! The Energy Wine Presents New Rome. The country was finally named Istanbul by a Reader’s Digest contest.
Mexico: Called New Spain until 1821, when Spain decided that regular Spain would be called New Spain to reignite tourist interest. The name Mexico was chosen by the Pepsi Corporation because of its phonetic similarities to Pepsi-Co.
America 2—Red, White, and Two: Known as America until 2014, when Hollywood super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer utilized the power of sequels to revitalize the country. America 2 promises more freedoms, more purple mountains’ majesties, and more exploding robots.
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Promotional value expires May 10, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for happy hour menu. Gratuity not included. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.