CrushCraft Thai Street Eats to Open at the Quadrangle in January 2014

The hipster Asian food trend continues.

CrushCraft rendering (provided by CrushCraft)
CrushCraft rendering (provided by CrushCraft)

As the Asian street food trend continues to trump fine Asian dining in Dallas, it’s no surprise that a new casual eatery is making its way to Uptown. CrushCraft Thai Street Eats (a mouthful) is located at 2800 Routh Street, Suite 150. And look! There’s a fancy website to go with it.

But the press release explains it all:

The menu will be made up of three different sections.  The “Humble Homey” section will be traditional Thai cuisine found prevalent in open markets such as Soi Khaosan, Saphan Khwai, and Chatuchak found in Bangkok. The “Swanky Citizen” section will be made up of favorite Thai items one might tend to expect from a restaurant of this kind such as Phat Thai, Khao Soi and Papaya Salad.  The “For Chefs” section will rotate monthly and consist of items that are intended to push the envelope and are more chef-driven and creative such as Sweet Pork Belly Curry, Kai Yaang and Braised Short Ribs.  A bar menu will consist of Southeast Asian premium imports, local drafts, and a selection of sake and soju.

Hopefully, as our Thai food scene evolves, so does our concept of the culture. We’re not just a pad thai and pad see ew city anymore.