Nearly every bit of news about Eddy Thretipthuangsin makes me a little sadder these days. When it was first announced that Eddy would be leaving Pakpao, the white hot Thai restaurant in the Design District, my disappointment was tempered by my hopes for his next destination. I fantasized about the talented chef who hailed from Thailand opening a small, quirky restaurant in East Dallas or Deep Ellum, where his menu could be even a little more adventurous than it already was at Pakpao. I'd eat there every night.
A red curry that will not be available at BITE.
Then Bite City Grill came along, to open in Fort Worth with Eddy at the helm. East Dallas and Fort Worth are far apart, and Eddy was no longer a hometown hero. But I still tried to remain positive, rationalizing that the occasional trips to see the museums in Forth Worth would give me an opportunity to land some spicy Masaman curry.More »