When someone says ‘Thai food,’ you think pad thai, a favorite comfort food that we, New York take-out mongers, probably order much more often than we care to admit. At Zabb Ver, formerly Zabb Elee, you won’t find greasy rice noodles smothered in peanut sauce, but instead zesty, spice-heavy, authentic northeastern Isaan cuisine. It’s a diet mostly of proteins, like fish, lots of pork, and chicken with sticky rice, and mouth-on-fire stir-fries. The atmosphere is comfortable, clean, and open, but not overly decorated because the quality and taste of the food is what draws the big crowds. Just to give you an idea: Zabb Elee’s now closed location in Queens was the first restaurant in the borough to earn a michelin star.