I began my interview with Saowalux Fary and June Fiedeldey, co-owners of Thai District Restaurant with an impromptu tea party. This is the fifth restaurant for Saowalux and first for June, a Brownsburg resident.
The Thai District platter is a two-tiered dish loaded with 10 delectable items plus two house made sauces and cucumber relish. It’s perfect to share with a glass of wine. The Som Tum, papaya salad was almost too beautiful to eat.
The mussels in the tiger garlic and pepper seafood entree melted in my mouth. The entree included scallops, shrimp and calamari with pepper sauce was cooked to perfection.
The party ended with yummy fried bananas with honey and toasted coconut.
The heat is made to order from mild to Thai hot.
Thai District Restaurant
5724 N. Green St.
WHERE DO YOU DINE
Erica Talarico, Brownsburg
Where do you like to dine?
I love all kinds of food and enjoy trying new restaurants, but you can’t go wrong at Cooper’s Hawk.
What do you like there?
I enjoy several of their wines. For the spirit of the season, they do a really yummy mulled wine. The wedge salad is hard to pass up. Main course table pleasers include the Medallion Trio, Braised Short Ribs, Soy Ginger Salmon and Chicken Giardiniera. Don’t pass up dessert.
What do you like about this place?
Cooper’s Hawk is reliably excellent from start to finish. You’ll think you’re a wine lover after a tasting. The atmosphere offers a great place to go for a casual lunch, but it’s also perfect for celebrating with girlfriends or a cozy date night. My neighbors and I are especially thrilled for the new location to open in Avon.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
3815 E. 96th St., Indianapolis
BEHIND THE BARS
Iced Peppermint Mocha
Barista: Gracie Russell, North Salem
4 shots Julian Coffee Roasters cold brew
3 pumps Monin peppermint syrup
2 pumps Monin chocolate syrup
FlossieMae’s Ice Cream & Coffee
503 S. State St.