Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable cookware footprint with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Thai fare and drinks at ThaiBox, located in Addison and Allen.
ThaiBox whips up a menu of both authentic and fusion Thai meals compiled from nutritious ingredients and delightful flavors in a semi-service restaurant setting. Chefs appease vocal woks' sizzles for sustenance by tossing in broccoli, yellow curry, and your choice of meat or tofu to make a singapore noodles plate ($6.95). Red panang curries ($6.95) ladle an aromatic peanut and coconut milk potion over a bowl or jasmine rice to conjure spicy flavors and prophecies about Macbeth's job search. Take a traditional route with pad thai ($6.95) or pad kee mow ($6.95), or bulk up stringy teeth muscles by crunching through bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and carrots stir fried in the thai basil dish ($6.95). Kids' menu items line smaller bellies with proportionately sized portions of chicken fried rice, orange chicken, and chicken nuggets shaped like famous composers.
Both ThaiBox locations shelter diners in bright, high-ceilinged chambers lined with rows of glistening tables and sleek fixtures. Fluorescent lights illuminate a wall of tree sprigs in Addison, and covered tables and a patio at the Allen spot welcome guests handcuffed to claustrophobic elephants.