Just as most great stories begin, this one begins with two people gathered around the most socially connective of items: food. Thai food to be exact. So, my law clerk and I were at lunch yesterday brainstorming ways to increase the visibility of our firm. Over the past few weeks, we've tried several different things that are unique. And, we've had mixed results.
Then it hit us, maybe the answer is sitting on our plate right in front of us just waiting for us to take notice of it. You see, my law clerk and I actually met while we were waiting tables at a local restaraunt. He was about to begin law school and I was earning money to pay my way through law school at the time. As we thought about our own experience, we came to the collective realization that food brought us together and it just might be able to bring us and potential clients together as well. We love food. Our daily activities revolve around food. And, my business partner loves food so much that she paid for her bar review classes by making and selling homemade pasta (delicious homemade pasta I might add).
So our meal became the impetus for the epsteinandhowelllaw food blog. Without further ado, here is the first entry:
Taste of Thai, West Ashley
874 Orleans Rd. # 6, Charleston, SC 29407
Taste of Thai looks much like any other simple Thai restaraunt as you approach it. However, once inside you realize that it is much more. I am the adventurous type and when in Rome, well...I like to do as the Romans do...or as the Thai do in this case. So, I asked the server what her favorite meal was and she said the Panang Curry with Chicken. She informed me that it is the meal that the cooks eat in the back, that she eats when she is hungry at work, and that if I couldn't handle the heat she would ask the cook to make it especially WEAK for me. I felt challenged and I promptly accepted! My clerk ordered the Pad Kee Mow, which he has enjoyed there before and our meal was set.
When the food arrived, it was pleasing to the eye. The server even brought some extra curry powder and chili paste so I could 'warm it up a bit' if I felt like 'I could handle it.' I declined to add any extra spice, but the dish was perfect. It wasn't too hot, but it was warm enough to let me know that I was alive and enjoying the oxygen coarsing through my veins. My clerk enjoyed his Pad Kee Mow, which he described as, "simple and delicious." We ordered a couple of to go items for my business partner and her father, which were delivered on time at the end of our meal. They both thoroughly enjoyed their Ginger Chicken. The experience was great for us. It was inspirational, satisfying, and communal, just the way we like it.
So, if you are in the mood for Thai in the West Ashley area, consider Taste of Thai. We had a good experience there and we believe you will too.
Adam W. Howell, Esquire