Is anybody here going to SIGGRAPH?? July 29, 2005 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Is anybody here going to SIGGRAPH?? Any interest in some kind of meetup-type-thing?

If no, but you're in LA, can you recommend a Thai noodle shop nearby? Army surplus? Pretty sure this is the location.
posted by fake to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:46 AM (7 comments total)

Toi is great & open til 4 a.m.
posted by xowie at 11:58 AM on July 29, 2005

I'm not going to SIGGRAPH, but I'd do a meetup. Toi isn't a favorite of mine, but it's not horrible. How late in the day does the conference go?
posted by Radio7 at 12:44 PM on July 29, 2005

I haven't been to Toi so I can't comment on its quality, but it's certainly nowhere near the Convention Center downtown.

Normally I'd absolutely be up for a meetup, but next week's pretty busy for me already so I can't make it -- but I hope all you crazy kids have fun if you do arrange one!
posted by scody at 1:00 PM on July 29, 2005

LA has been fantastically disappointing for me in terms of Thai restaurants. Toi's fine, but nothing spectacular (other than the cool rock & roll atmosphere). If only Portland & Seattle's Typhoon had a Los Angeles location. Best Thai food I've ever eaten, by far.
posted by jonson at 1:34 PM on July 29, 2005

Absolutely the Best Thai Restaurant in Orange County. (Self-link). Please note that the Stanton location is closed now. Go to the Garden Grove place. Worth the drive!
posted by growabrain at 10:47 AM on July 30, 2005

Wow, jonson, you must have gotten some bum steers. LA has some of the best Thai food in the country. For super-authentic and cheap, try Sapp during the day, Sanamluang anytime, or Palms Thai when it re-opens. For more California-y Thai home cooking in a hipper atmosphere, try Tuk-Tuk on Pico.

Toi, for the record, blows.
posted by mzurer at 11:31 AM on July 30, 2005

Actually, I've not been to any of those, thanks very much mzurer! One of the bum steers, amusingly enough, came from mathowie himself, who claims here that the "best thai food in LA" can be found at Emerald Thai on Venice. Perhaps the quality has declined in the post Haughey years, but I found it to be just sorta good, nothing spectacular. I'll be sure to try your suggestions, and thanks again!
posted by jonson at 5:48 PM on July 30, 2005

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