Good morning everyone!

sam_smith_organic_strawberry_ale[1]Wow – what a great way to end a crazy week! Yesterday a few girls from work and I headed out to happy hour at a British pub here in town – The Royal Mile. They have a great selection of beers and I ordered the Sam Smith Organic Strawberry Beer the moment I spotted it on the menu. Honestly I like all beers – but I do have a special place in my heart for organic and/or flavored beers. I’m so glad I do because, OMG I MUST FIND A PLACE TO BUY THIS!!! Perfect, subtle, strawberry flavor – I am getting this every time I find it from now on!








ist2_3605601-cranberry-martini[1]After enjoying our beers there, we headed over to a martini bar where I enjoyed a Brut Martini. This was champagne, vodka & cranberry.  Super tasty!







At that time, Ben had gotten off of work and met us, so we decided to go grab some dinner with another couple. We were feeling exotic so we picked a Thai restaurant that Ben and I had never been to – Thai Flavors!

I seriously, seriously, seriously cannot say enough good things about this place – every single dish the table ordered was fantastic!! And being the generous people they are, they even brought us out free Tom Kha Kai soup and Mango Sweet Sticky Rice dessert!!

Ugh – I don’t even know where to begin, all this stuff was so incredible. Ok, I’ll start with the soup, which we all shared: Tom Kha Kai. Herbal hot & sour chicken soup with a twist of fresh chili, coconut milk, fresh mushrooms, lemon grass, galangal and lime-juice.



You could really taste the lime and coconut – extremely light and a must-have at this place!

Next, my dish. I asked our waitress what she would suggest and she steered me to Kui Kai. (It least I think that’s what it’s called, it’s not on the website or menu I took…eeek!)


This was a sweet & savory, wide-noodle dish with tender chicken and a sweet & spicy dipping sauce. IN-SANE. I absolutely love wide-noodle dishes, they are my Thai food kryptonite!





My friends got the Yellow Curry (Gang-Luang) Spicy yellow curry cooked with coconut milk, potatoes, onion, and your choice of meat. Smooth, slightly sweet from the coconut milk and a curry mixture that was SPOT on.


And Green Curry (Gang-Kaew-Wan) An aromatic green curry cooked with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, sweet pea, bell pepper, and fresh sweet basil leaves with your choice of meat. This one knocked other green curries I’ve had, out of the park!


Ben got the Spicy Noodles: Stir-fried wheat noodles with mixed vegetables and special house sauce with your choice of meat. Like the gentleman that he is, he ordered this at a low-spice level so the whole table could enjoy it :) It was spicy but you could still taste the exotic flavors of the house sauce.


Finally – dessert! Thai Flavors was so generous – they brought us out free, Mango with Sweet Sticky Rice! I literally have no words to express how good this was, so I’m not sure I’ll even try. I’ll just say that it landed in my top 10 best things ever eaten category…


The dining crew:

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Kudos to Thai Flavors for one the greatest meals I’ve had in a long time!

Do you like Thai Food?