“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Teton Thai: Hot Dishes, Cool Ambiance
Teton Thai delivers spicy Asian culinary masterpieces in a laid-back, Jackson-Hole-cool setting. Located near the base of the famed Wyoming ski resort, it is an extraordinary find.
With room for 20 diners inside and a pleasant patio offering additional seating outside (in good weather), this tiny Thai restaurant serves up fantastic, authentic, hot and spicy cuisine. Seats are at a premium as locals and visitors jostle to enjoy classic dishes like chicken pad Thai, panang with beef, an assortment of delectable green curries and flavorsome pad gar duck–not to mention some of the best egg rolls on the planet. (Don’t forget the sweet dipping sauce.) The spice scale goes from one to five, with three sufficient to get the fire engines revving and five off-the-charts hot.
Husband-and-wife owners Sam and Suchada run the joint as if it were an extension of their home kitchen and the service can get frenetic. While you wait for your entrees, try something from the pretty good local beer list or a wine that pairs well with the heat.
When visiting Wyoming, try to see the magnificent Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole Ski Resort but don’t miss Teton Thai.
TETON THAI, 7342 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, Wyo., (307) 733-0022, www.tetonthai.com.