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THAI DISHES

By: Vaughn Lowery

About 24 years ago, Tom Wynter moved from Thailand to America with a dream to open his own commercial enterprise. He started working at Thai Dishes restaurant, the old location. And moved on to a California Pizza Kitchen location for almost a decade and became a licensed bartender where he functioned at a popular bar in Hollywood. After becoming managerial staff at various establishments, he begins to act in tandem with Thai Dishes in Santa Monica when it was located on 2nd Street. The owners decided to call it quits as the rental for their location was coming up for renewal. Wynter decided to extend the legacy of this authentic Thailand franchise and discovered a vacancy at 123 Broadway in Santa Monica which fulfilled his imagination – a restaurant with a bar and patio which mimicked the likes of cafes in Paris. This time around he wanted to make sure that his restaurant had all of the key ingredients which he really felt engaged him as a patron – great food and drinks with a decor to match.

Soon After, Thai Dishes on Broadway was born. An unassuming and unpretentious venue which would be perfect for a quick drink/bite or a spot where you celebrate your birthday. Wynter obviously struck gold being a half block away from Ocean Boulevard, the newly renovated mall and the last stop on the Expo Line. For this area, everything is moderately priced and holds all the right offerings for a romantic date or simply a place to recharge your batteries while you people watch in the sidewalk seating. The ambiance is stellar: mosaic tiling near bar, warm fall colors, bespoke wall paper, faux ostrich wrapped table tops and unique Thai ornaments sprinkled throughout. The most sought after menu items include: BBQ pork over rice, spicy green bean tofu, roasted duck over rice and red curry chicken (presentation is very reminiscent of an authentic Thai dining experience).

Specialty handcrafted cocktails like their Mai Thai cocktails made with Thai whiskey will keep you coming back, but customer service contributed by his general manager, Leila Regalado, is a key component to TDOB’s success. She will have you seated within seconds and constantly will check in to see if you require anything else. If her smile isn’t enticing enough, serving size, happy hour specials and bottomless mimosas on Saturday/Sunday from 12 to 3 pm) should reel you back in.

Wynter asserts, “I’m constantly checking on the quality of food that comes out our kitchen and my staff sometimes needs me during holidays and weekends, which leaves little or no time for a life outside of this place.”

THAAI DISHES SQUARE

One thing’s for sure, Tom Wynter and all of his personal sacrifices have made Thai Dishes On Broadway a slam dunk within the Santa Monica Pier/Downtown area.

For additional info, please visit http://thaidishessantamonica.com

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST × HOLIDAYS

SONY MUSIC’S THE THREAD SHOP & A TRIBE CALLED QUEST RELEASE EXCLUSIVE ORNAMENT TODAY FOR CYBER MONDAY!

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY ITEMS AVAILABLE HERE!

Sony Music’s innovative merchandising company The Thread Shop, in partnership with A Tribe Called Quest, release new merchandise for Cyber Monday TODAY. Products include an exclusive new ornament as well as exclusive one of a kind rocks glasses and shot glasses. Click HERE to purchase!

This comes on the heels of the recent release of an exclusive capsule collection designed in celebration of the late hip hop legend Phife Dawgs birthday (see below). The capsule collection encompasses a color palette based on the neon trend which pays homage to Phife. The main pieces of the collection include a Safety Green Hoodie, a White Tee, which features an image from the Low End Theory photo shoot, and Black Trucker Hat. Click HERE to purchase. They are also running a sweepstakes, where fans can win two signed Phife hoodies (signed by Ali, QTip, Jarobi and Consequence). Click HEREto enter, no purchase necessary and winners will be announced on December 15th.

ABOUT THE THREAD SHOP

The Thread Shop has established itself as one of the best in the artist merchandising business. The company brings a revolutionary perspective to pop culture branding and marketing, and are committed to providing the ultimate shopping experienceߞand the highest quality productsߞfor music fans and devotees of popular culture alike. The company touts an impressive and growing roster including A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, NAS, and Miles Davis. With a focus on quality and design, and with an artist first philosophy, The Thread Shop works hand-in-hand with the artists and brands they partner with to create beautiful, fashionable and elevated new merchandise and products designed to enhance every lifestyle.

National In-Store Event to Benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Make to Give for St. Jude – All JOANN Stores Tomorrow

As Cyber Monday continues America’s busiest shopping weekend, retailers are also preparing to embrace the seasonal spirit of Giving Tuesday. Tomorrow, November 28, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer, JOANN, is encouraging customers of all ages to get creative with this special day.

At every JOANN store across the nation, shoppers can make holiday ornaments with free supplies, which they can keep or give to loved ones. For every ornament made, JOANN will donate $1 to its newest charitable partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Make to Give campaign is also living digitally, as people share photos of their handmade ornaments and special messages to the children of St. Jude on social channels using #maketogive.

This effort comes as the retailer launches a partnership with one of the nation’s most renowned hospitals. In addition to the Make to Give event, customers can also donate to St. Jude in all of JOANN’s nearly 900 stores, and online at www.joann.com/st-jude.

For a complete list of store locations, visit www.joann.com. For more background on the campaign, see this Pinterest case study.

If you’d be interested in an interview or more information on the partnership, contact Amanda Hayes at amanda.hayes@joann.com

Event at-a-glance

What: Make to Give event offers opportunity to create handmade ornaments shoppers can give to family and friends for the holidays. For every ornament made, JOANN will donate $1 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

When: Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017, 2-7 p.m.

Where: All JOANN Store locations nationwide

Why: JOANN is proud to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to further the hospital’s critical mission to understand, treat and defeat childhood cancer. This season, JOANN is helping shoppers give a special handmade gift to their loved ones, and also give back to this charitable effort.




HSN Holiday 2017

Perfect HSN gifts for the Holidays