Taking the plunge and moving your home business into a real office takes balls, which now that you have a staff, will no longer be able to receive such constant attention. For eats from a culinary couple moving on up: Supannee House of Thai.
The new setting for a culinary operation previously catered out of its owners' home for friends and family, Supannee's run by an SD native and his wife (who grew up in a Thai rice farming village) serving authentic-as-it-gets regional fare in a cafe lined with photos of heart-stoppingly beautiful beaches from her home, dark wood tables, and hanging bamboo lamps, all the result of the couple's "common love of food", more eloquently expressed in a thoughtful rap verse about creme brulee. Apps run from standards like chicken satay and shrimp rolls, to more intriguing fare like "Thai Sausage" served with sliced ginger/peanuts/cabbage, to a platter of crispy pastry puffs stuffed with sauteed chicken and shrimp and dubbed the "Pot of Gold", also a fitting name for any resin found in Michael Phelps' bong. Heartier house specialties include flash fried "Larb Salmon" tossed with roasted chili/ mint/ cilantro leaves, a red curry duck with cut green grapes/ pineapple dubbed "Gang Ped Yang", and a thinly sliced marinated flank steak called "Screaming Tiger", as opposed to screaming "Tiger!", which is what you do before one turns you into thinly sliced flank steak. Tongue cooling comes via three draft brews, and they'll also still cater everything from weddings to office parties, which ought to be a welcome reward, as your business is no longer getting the shaft.