Over the course of my life in Denver, I've eaten a lot of mediocre Thai food, putting down bowls of curry and plates of pad Thai that were edible -- but forgettable -- up and down the Front Range.
But this winter, after I returned from Southeast Asia, where I'd eaten nothing that sank to the level of mediocre, I redoubled my efforts to find truly great Thai cuisine in Colorado, so I'd be ready when the inevitable cravings hit.
Eventually, that quest took me to Thai Flavor in Aurora.
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The spot's not much to look at from the outside or even from within, but I'd heard rumors that the owner, Surin Thanon, a native of northern Thailand, had a kitchen that was more than capable. So I ate my way through her menu, sampling the curries, the stir-fried noodles and the same soups and salads that I'd gorged on during my trip.
How did Thai Flavor's food fare? Find out tomorrow when the review is posted here.