Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Thai cuisine and drinks at Siam Society in the Alberta Arts District.
Siam Society's sprawling menu of Thai and world cuisine is brought to life under the watchful eye of owner Adrienne Inskeep. Appetites can be whetted with starters such as the thom kha, a velvety thai coconut-milk soup simmered with kaffir lime ($5 for a bowl, $9.95 for a multiperson pot), or the translucent salad rolls, with grilled tofu tightly wrapped in chilled glass-noodle corsets ($6.95). Once wide awake, stomachs can get to work on delicacies from the wok, the grill, the oven, or the chefs’ champion curry-grounding hands. Entrees include the adventurous northeastern thai curry, with naturally demolished cinnamon, cardamom, and mace cooked to poetic conclusion ($10.95), and the sexy beef, featuring slips of coconut-lathered tenderloin laced with chilis, peppers, and garlic ($13.95). A wheat-free and vegan menu allows those with dietary restrictions to join in meals without risking any adverse effects, such as butter tongue, and all meals can be punctuated with original tipples from the bar, including the jalapeño-pear kamikaze and hibiscus mojito ($8 each).
2703 NE Alberta St.
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