This Vienna restaurant is offering an $8 lunch special, with a choice of appetizer, soup, salad, and entrée. Appetizers include chicken satay, vegetable spring rolls, mango-and-vegetable spring rolls, ginger/chicken dumplings, and kanom jeeb dumplings. Next is mushroom-ginger soup and a green salad. Lunch entrées include black noodles, cashew chicken, crispy duck, drunken noodles, pad Thai, panang curry, and fried rice.
For dinner, a three-course menu ($17) comes with a free glass of wine. The menu begins with chicken-and-lemongrass soup, chicken satay, or vegetable spring rolls. Main courses options are crispy tilapia, olive-and-basil duck, and sea scallops with herbs and spices. If you spend more than $50 during the Thai New Year celebration, you’ll get two free drinks. There’ll also be drawings during the week for items including gift certificates and T-shirts.
The Thai New Year menu at this ornate Falls Church restaurant includes drunken lobster noodles, five-spice roast pork, Siamese sesame steak, and red curry with roast duck. Seafood choices include scrambled oysters, red snapper in green curry, soft-shell-crab tempura, and garlic-and-black-pepper Chilean sea bass. Throughout the week, there will be live traditional Thai music, and on weekends there will be a Thai folk dancer. Check out the restaurant’s Web site for a 10-percent discount. [http://www.duangrats.com]
This Derwood dining room is adding a traditional dish from southern Thailand to its menu. Kow krook kra-pee mixes steamed jasmine rice with shrimp paste and is served with fried dried shrimp, sweet sausage, red onion, and fresh chili ($15.95).
T.H.A.I. in Shirlington
This colorful neighborhood spot will have an entire menu of New Year’s specials. Entrées include Thai New Year spaghetti with wok-fried chicken and shrimp; kao kluk kapi, a traditional rice dish; and kao soi, made with shrimp, coconut milk, and “longevity noodles.” (Main courses range from $12.95 to $19.95.) Dessert is steamed coconut custard with black sticky rice ($5.95).
Thai Pavilion in Rockville, Thaiphoon in Arlington, and Bangkok Bistro in Georgetown will each offer a 10-percent discount.
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