Two new reviews: Khong River House and Paradero Original

A very Thai gimlet at Khong River House in Miami Beach (David Cabrera / Courtesy)

Check out my two latest reviews. They couldn't be more different.

Khong River House is a new northern Thai restaurant in Miami Beach. It's the latest from John Kunkel, who started Lime Fresh Mexican Grill and now has Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Up next for Kunkel is Swine Southern Table and Bar in Corgal Gables. It's a much fresher version of most Thai food.

Paradero Original is a small, mostly-take out spot on Oakland Park Boulevard opened by former banquet chef Eric Stripay. Stripay incorporates flavors of Peru in several of his sandwiches. Don't miss the sweet potato fries. His ribs and chicken are just as appealing.


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