“When the southwest monsoon is beginning to stir the leaves of Thailand’s flame trees, many an elderly gentleman, not to mention his grandson, lifts his eyes to the sky contemplating the excitement of the kite flying season. For in this happiest of all lands, kite season is a time of delight for everybody.”

Invite your senses to an irresistible journey through the authentic and robust flavors of Thailand. The Pakpao experience combines distinctive, challenging, and unique dishes with classic favorites. Primarily influenced by Bangkok’s streets, Pakpao’s chefs also draw inspiration from diverse regions of the country and all their dishes are prepared with fresh and traditional ingredients.

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Where to Eat Dallas's Best Thai Food

Eater Dallas | March 22, 2019

Considering Dallas' reputation as a city that's all about burgers and steaks, the city offers an excellent array of fresh and vibrant Thai options that will suit any palate. On any given night of the week, any one of Dallas' best Thai restaurants can satisfy a craving for pad thai, drunken noodles, or sticky rice.

From East Dallas institution Bangkok City to modern, progressive spots like Crushcraft and Malai Kitchen, consider this map a guide to Dallas' finest Thai restaurants. Go forth, and prepare for a serious pad thai craving.

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Thai, Mexican restaurants moving into the West 7th area

Star-Telegram | July 19, 2017

FORT WORTH - Crockett Row at West 7th, formerly known simply as West 7th, has a history of restaurant ups and downs. On Monday morning, it announced a couple of ups.

El Bolero Cocina Mexicana, described as a “chic casual Mexican restaurant,” and Pakpao Thai, which has a name that seems kinda self-explanatory, are both scheduled to open in late fall.

Both restaurants come from Dallas-based Apheleia Restaurant Group, owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman. And both, like some other Crockett Row restaurants, have older siblings on the eastern side of the Metroplex.

Pakpao's Thai Lemongrass Bloody Mary

The Dallas Observer | March 23, 2017

Spring (and patio weather) is apparently here, though it already feels like summer. Pakpao's signature bloody mary, their Thai Lemongrass Bloody Mary, is the perfect transitional brunch drink. Thanks to the bright flavor of the kaffir lime and lemongrass, the usually heavy bloody is elevated and brightened. With slight touches of Sriracha, chili and ginger, the spice nicely balances the freshness.  

The ingredients are unique, so visit Pakpao for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and let them do the grocery shopping.