1915 E. Colonial Drive
AWARD: Best New
Underground gourmets once prowled Colonialtown for cheap Asian ethnic treats. Now street food like the sticky rice of Laos has cachet of tapas and mainstream marketing. Still it’s bargain-priced, and you can eat with your fingers — lemongrass sausages, pork tapioca dumplings and meatball skewers. Sample a rare Laotian beer, but take care choosing between mild, hot and Lao hot. You’ve been warned.