Those of you who live in more enlightened neighborhoods (i.e., JP and points north) would probably be shocked to hear that Roslindale doesn't have a single Thai restaurant. I know, I know, it's been just a terrible burden.
For the past several months, a genteel "Bangkok Cafe" sign has taunted us above a storefront on Poplar Street in Rozzie Square. It was beginning to look as if the place would never open (that maybe they'd spent so much on the sign, they had nothing left for pots, pans and cooks).
Now, I'd promised Greta we'd go out for lunch today. As we were wandering around, trying to come up with something we could both agree on (her: no Albanian, no Middle Eastern, no West African, no Chinese, no pizza; Me: no Friendly's, no Applebee's), I noticed the paper was gone from the windows of Bangkok Cafe and the lights were on.
Of course, we pulled over as soon as we could and walked over. No, they're not open yet, but there were workers in there, um, working on things. There were Thai Buddhas in the windows. There were tables covered with maroon table cloths. THERE WERE PLEATHER-BOUND MENUS ON A STAND BY THE DOOR!
Oh, this is looking good!
Then we went to Wapo Taco where I got a burrito and taco chips and after that, we drove over to Burger King for a chicken kid's meal for the kidlet (BK fries are not half bad when doused in cheddar-cheese sauce).