Thai Fusion has closed. E-San Thai is now open in same location.
By Salem Man
A new Thai restaurant has opened next door to the BigFOOT Bar and Grill on South Commercial St. It's called TF or Thai Fusion and I've been getting a lot of querys about it online and in person. That's understandable since it's such a high profile location with a fifteen foot wood primate* statue in the parking lot. My personal policy about reviewing brand new restaurants, is that the first couple of months is a terrible time to formulate an opinion about a place because the bugs have to be worked out. OK, "bugs" is a terrible choice of word to use when talking about food. How about "kinks." I've gotten at least one opinion from a friend that I will share here just to give you an idea what to expect when you go in. My friend, who is an avid Thai food consumer, said that the red curry at Thai Fusion was better then Thai Beer. I don't know if that's enough to steal this customer away from Thai Beer entirely. We'll have to see.
I never did get around to writing anything about BigFOOT's former neighbor, Monaghan's II. It seemed like it was the same exact menu as BigFOOT's but was more of a bar atmosphere. One time we dined at BF and I noticed they had some kind of a Texas Hold Em poker tournament going on inside Monaghan's.
It is interesting to follow what's happening on this property since it was once a single restaurant called Grand China. For a brief moment, it was a Charley's Sub while we waited for BF to open it's doors. And remember how long it took BF to open? That was the most anticipated restaurant opening in this town at the time. A lot has changed since those days.
If you have info about this place that you want to share, do it here, but this is not an official Thai Fusion review. Let's give it a few months, then we can go in there and get the real deal.
*It is not known for sure that Sasquatch is a primate, I'm just guessing. Although, I did minor in anthropology in college. If you're using this information as a source for a thesis or term paper that would not be a good idea. This is a blog, it's not a credible source for information about scientific facts.