Capitol Hill Community Post | Grounded in Family Tradition: Bai Tong debuts authentic Thai street food on Capitol Hill

From Dunn & Hobbes

imageDunn & Hobbes is delighted to announce the exciting addition of Bai Tong Street Café to the Capitol Hill community (about Bai Tong). We are eager to welcome the latest creation from these respected restaurateurs whose small group of family-owned restaurants continues to set a benchmark for excellence in authentic, delicious Thai cuisine.

Since their humble beginnings in 1989 near the SeaTac airport, they remain committed to consistent quality and a genuine expression of the street food found in Bangkok. When the founder of Bai Tong Thai Restaurant, Chanpen Lapangkura, was working for Thai Airlines she saw an opportunity to expose her co-workers based in the Pacific Northwest to the food from ‘back home’. Her following grew quickly and as they say, the rest is history. Yet the Bai Tong team has never wavered from their vision of a high touch family-owned business where they still know many of their customers on a first-name basis. Continuing the family legacy, Chanpen handed the Bai Tong organization to a new generation in 2005 with the promise that one thing will always remain — their commitment to truly authentic Thai food giving customers in the Northwest the experience of the same delicious recipes that are treasured in Thailand.

On Sunday April 9th (with a possible soft opening on Saturday April 8th), they will open a unique space in the 12th Avenue Marketplace (Dunn and Hobbes urban projects), an anchor urban complex on Capitol Hill linking 11th and 12th Avenues with East Pike Street. They bring a refreshing opportunity to the neighborhood by sharing the rich and varied Thai culture through a lens of passionate family tradition at a reasonable price.

Expanding on the focus of making sure each location is truly a ‘family place’, this space will add simple rice and curry dishes to their own favorites along with a full bar to meet the diverse food and drink scene on Capitol Hill. Expect later hours on weekend nights offering a selection of quick take away dishes to satisfy even the most discerning nighttime cravings – think of this spot as the ‘edgier’ version of their other locations. You’ll find many of the same signature dishes that have built the family’s loyal following in their other spaces. The only difference is that this setting will be more in keeping with the Capitol Hill feel of ‘rustic chic’.

With Bai Tong’s highly anticipated opening, we now have 100% occupancy throughout the Dunn & Hobbes properties. But wait, there is news to come, as we have plans to convert existing courtyard space in nearby Chophouse Row bringing more unique shopping choices for residents, neighbors and the surrounding community.

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