Tonight we had dinner up at Thaicoon Ricefire at University Square, near Furman. The owner, Bobby, informed us of something we had already spotted. His is now the only Thaicoon in town. Thaicoon on East North has closed, and is scheduled to re-open as something called Thai Top. While we hate that a Thai place so close to us has closed, this is probably a good thing.
Now that it has closed, I guess it’s time to reveal something. The restaurant I described in "The Slow Death of a Restaurant" was the Thaicoon on East North. Bobby’s got a good thing going with his Thaicoon Ricefire restaurants. The last thing he needs is a place with the same name of questionable quality.
This evening the place was crawling with Furman students. Rather than our usual Pad Thai and Chicken Ginger, we decided to try a couple of the newer offerings. I had the salmon and mussels in green curry and Laura had chicken tamarin with scallops. Mine was fantastic. Laura’s was a bit sweeter than she would have cared, but the dish itself was good. I guess when we have a taste for Thai, we’ll now have to make the trek up toward Furman.