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.
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.