Name: Lang Baan
Opening: February 2014
Why You Should Care: From our other Thai cook, Earl Ninsom, the man responsible for some of Portland’s best happy hours, comes another take on his usual Far East eats. This time, though, the small, 20-something seat restaurant will offer an ever-changing five-course prix fixe menu based on 200yr-old Grand Palace of Bangkok dishes unbeknownst to most Americans. (Yes, that includes you, Portland foodies.) The menu's still in its early stages, but expect lots of stinky fish dishes and ceviches of all kinds.