Restaurant Review Roulette: Thai Thai Cuisine

Wow, I haven’t written a thing in two weeks.  I’m reaching a new level of inactivity and irrelevance.  And I even missed Greg Cox’s review last week.

Sorry about that folks, and I hope my absence is just a temporary phenomenon, as I truly have so much to write about.  Great dishes.  Great road trips.  Farmers, chefs, bakers and more.  New restaurants opening.  But it will all have to wait, as we have some wagering to do.

This week’s subject: Holly Spring’s Thai Thai Cuisine.  I love this place, just for their website, which states on the home page: “WE OPEN EVERYDAY!”  I haven’t been here, and the menu looks like just about any other Thai place in the area.  So it all comes down to execution.  Is Thai Thai Cuisine’s basic food better than the other Thai establishments in the Triangle?  Are their ingredients fresher?  Do they make their own curry pastes?  The hell if I know.

I found no guidance on Chowhound, andYelp and Urbanspoon are absolutely worthless here.  One guy stated that the place is a little pricey.  Boy, that irks the shit out of me.  Here’s a place where the most expensive dinner entree is $13.95,  and it’s a little pricey?  I’m so sick and tired of people thinking that Asian food has to be less than 10 bucks for dinner, or it’s too expensive.  That’s narrow-minded and just plain wrong.  End of rant.

I suspect Thai Thai Cuisine is a great little place for Holly Springs.  If I lived over there, I’d probably dine at Thai Thai now and then.  But I don’t live there, so unless Greg Cox surprises me with a 4 star review, I’ll stick to Thai House on Hardimont (and even that ain’t all that).  Sigh.

So, here are this week’s odds:

5 stars — 138 gazillion to 1

4.5 stars – 17 to 1

4 stars —  5 to 1

3.5 stars — 2 to 1

3 stars — 2 to 3

2.5 stars — 3 to 2

2 stars — 4 to 1

1.5 stars — 9 to 1

1 star — 29 to 1

Have you made the trip to Holly Springs and had some of that Thai Thai Cuisine?  And even if you haven’t, how many stars do you think it’ll get?


Edit — December 3, 2010 — Oh, yeah, I still got it.  Seriously, though, Greg Cox gave Thai Thai Cuisine 3 stars.  It’s just another neighborhood Thai restaurant folks.  Nothing to see here.


8 Responses to Restaurant Review Roulette: Thai Thai Cuisine

  1. Mike says:

    I used to eat at Thai House all the time for lunch when I worked across Wake Forest from it. I was quite surprised the first few times I went it (obviously in a good way as I kept going back).

  2. Anonymous says:

    Restaurant review roulette is a bit played out by now, don’t ya think? All you ever post anymore is these boring statistics on Greg Cox’s restaurant reviews. Why don’t you actually review a restaurant yourself, or better yet, write something fresh?

  3. Varmint says:

    I keep writing this stuff to antagonize malcontents like you. Seriously, as I’ve written many times, I do this blog for myself, and if anyone reads this, that’s great. I just wonder what inspires folks to complain about things they CHOOSE to read.

  4. Dave says:

    I don’t know about Thai Thai, but there used to be a Vietnamese restaurant in Holly Springs on 55 that served great banh mis (and very cheaply). I’ve always thought that the vietnamese sub was the next big “ethnic dish” thing – I can just see a bunch of Chipotle/Moe’s/Qdoba type places selling them… (although to be honest, of the “chain” burrito places, Chipotle is cut above all the rest)

  5. blewgo says:

    I miss Sweet Basil in Holly Springs also. One of the owners had medical problems and they had to sell the business. The new owner tried to combine Thai and Vietnamese and the Vietnamese food suffered.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I understand that it’s your blog and you are entitled to post what you want. I guess I just wonder why if “you do this blog for yourself,” as you say, why you continue restaurant review roulette when all you’re really doing is inviting reader commentary on how many stars a restaurant will get? Seems to me that your posts are more “reader” driven that you are willing to admit.

    Don’t get me wrong; I like your blog. I have been a longtime, loyal reader. But if reader input is of no concern to you, why do you maintain a “comments” section? I will stick with this blog for the occasional post that is of interest to me, I just thought you might like some input on the topics of your discussion.

  7. Varmint says:

    I just didn’t really appreciate the snarky tone of the post.

    When I say that I do the blog for myself, I write what I want, when I want. I do enjoy the interaction and constructive feedback. But the thing is, I also have little time to write these days, and rather than write nothing at all, I can always do one of these little “Roulette” pieces. Are they useless, trivial posts? Yup. But they keep reminding me that I do have to do more from time to time.

    Again, I welcome constructive comments and suggestions. I just don’t appreciate that type of tone. But thanks for coming back and responding.

    I do want to write more. I do want this blog to be more interesting. I just am unable to do that as often as I’d like.

  8. Michele says:

    Oh, I think you should find an excuse to drive 20 minutes south to Thai Thai. It is some of the best Thai I’ve had. The menu may be shorter than some other places but it covers the bases. And best of all, when I ask for something extra spicy, they BELIEVE me when I say I can take the heat.

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