Okay, so let’s get this out of the way now…food will make several appearances over the course of this series. In part because:
1) Ithaca, as Eric Callahan mentioned in yesterday’s comments, has a lot of really great places to eat,
2) I like food, a lot,
3) Since I am still on a liquid diet for a couple more weeks, I’m thinking about food a lot.

And without question Taste of Thai is my favorite place to eat in Ithaca. Now, I did check to make sure there is a Thai restaurant in Clontarf, but we’ll have to wait & see if it can match Taste of Thai. Before moving to Ithaca, I had never eaten Thai food…at this point in my life it I had to pick one type of food to eat every day for the rest of my life…it would be Thai.

Top 5 Reasons I love Taste of Thai:
  1. Cashew Chicken (I’m pretty boring & order this 99% of the time)…it is amazing!
  2. Spicy. While the menu says you can order your spiciness on a scale of 1-5. But if the right people are working that day, they will go up to 10 for you
  3. Gluten Free. Since Liz cannot eat gluten, and this is the one Thai restaurant in town that promises your food will be gluten-free, and even has a gluten-free menu, it takes  all the stress out of eating out.
  4. Price.  Very Reasonable & you get a good-sized meal too.
  5. Low Carb. 99% of the time they’ll substitute your rice for an extra portion of vegetables.
I wonder how Cashew Chicken would work blended & drunk through a straw? Hmm.
One warning about Taste of Thai.  It is frequently where I have my business lunches, and often people I meet have never been there before. There is another Thai restaurant in town with a very similar name, and I have had people go there and wait for me. So if we have lunch or dinner over the next couple months that I’m still in town…And I say, I’ll meet you at the Thai restaurant…now you know which one I mean.