|Photo by Chuck Cook Photography|
|A bowl of Gaeng Om Fak Tong, which roughly translates to dry golden squash curry. This rendition from a Foreign Correspondents preview dinner included butternut squash from Gundermann Farms, ground Asian rooster meat and no coconut milk. It's just one of the Thai dishes that Houstonians will be introduced to when the restaurant opens in two or three months.|
Way back in September 2013, Treadsack, the group behind Down House and D&T Drive Inn, announced that P.J. Stoops would be the chef for Thai restaurant Foreign Correspondents. Seventeen months later, it's still not open, but the good news is that it's now only two or three months away. Construction is under way at 4721 North Main, and diners got a preview of what's to come at a Kipper Club dinner this past Saturday night.
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