If your intention for the evening is to wander around town, spot this restaurant and pop in for a quick meal — forget it (because you’ll never find it). But if you’re looking for great steaks, an old-school menu and a chef with over 40 years of experience in the US, Knife & Fork Urban Bistro is undeniably worth the drive down the hidden soi. Everybody knows that dining in Thong Lor often leads to a debate about whether there’s actually any parking available or if you’ll have to walk home after being left penniless from all the fancy food and imported wine. It’s safe to say that Knife & Fork offers diners the best of both worlds with sheltered parking, enjoyable dishes and decent selections of Wagyu, Angus and even US Prime cuts — all for a price that won’t break your bank account.
Phuvadol Thongthavorn was born and raised in California. After working as a programmer for companies like Yahoo!, Sony and NFL.com for 15 years, he came to Thailand for a few months’ break, fell in love with the Kingdom and has been here for more than three years. He founded www.blisby.com as an online platform for makers and buyers of hand-made products. Crafters can open an online shop via the website for free until the end of August while shoppers can browse through numerous unique products such as accessories, home decor items and hand-painted mugs. Check out the website and fb.com/Blisby for more information.
Thais are crazy for cute stuff. It is a fact. Remember how fast LINE and Rilakkuma tumblers from 7-Eleven sold out? How many times have you chatted with friends through stickers and emoji instead of actual letters? Do you know how many celeb dogs and cats there are in the Thai Facebook sphere nowadays? (They could fill a paperback book). What we’re trying to say is that cuteness is a real commodity here and some cafes in Bangkok are combining adorable edibles with cute characters to create their own atmosphere. Check out these mung ming frung fring (it’s how Thai kids are saying “cute” these days) venues to get your cute and cake fixes. Disclaimer: cuteness overload ahead.
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At the risk of making a lame analogy, you may find it hard to say what you like best in a Korean hotpot, much like picking your favourite member of a K-pop band, given the various choices put together. Officially opened last week, The Red Sun specialises in hotpots with tokpokki (spicy rice cakes). The new restaurant looks like a cool greenhouse where you can sit under a tree in the comfort of AC but don’t have to worry about leaves falling into your food. There are instructions on how to tend to your hotpot properly on the paper placemats but, better yet, you can just wait for an attentive waiter to cook things for you. On our visit, groups of office workers and students were there to gang up on these red hotpots.
Dear Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19), a halted project resumes. A new job title is on the cards for you. Someone may try to use you to do something illegal. You may win a lawsuit and some money. Singles find love while learning a foreign language or culture.
In the beginning, there was light and nothing else. The history of cinema took shape and burned itself into the consciousness of early viewers through moving pictures — with no sound. Silent cinema was cinema, before the talkies came, and long before the present-day bombardment of audible enhancement and sound effects that we can’t live without.
It may have initially been marketed as a swanky bar, but the fact that this week’s subject of review, which opened six weeks ago in a narrow alley of Silom Soi 7, is co-owned and culinary-directed by highly celebrated chef Ian Kittichai suffices as a trustworthy guarantee to keen gourmands for an enticing dining experience.
Jess Dare, contemporary jeweller and glass artist from Australia, will be talking about her background, practice, inspiration and techniques at Atelier Rudee International Academy of Contemporary Jewellery on Sunday from 1-4 pm.
The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, under the guidance of chief conductor Gudni A Emilsson, will hold the “Violin & Viola” concert, which will see the return of virtuoso violinist Boris Brovstyn from Russia with his performing partner, violist Jennifer Stumm from the US.
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