I’m definitely more of a Midtown – Inman Park girl, but Slick lives in Buckhead and we’ve decided that his diggs are cooler than mine (he’s got HBO) - so I’ve had to compromise a bit on my locale. At first, I felt disoriented and confused in Buckhead. Where were all the dirty hipsters? The fabulous gay community? The trendy little restaurants and bars? But recently, we’ve been exploring…
I LOVE Thai food. There are so many great places in Midtown to grab delicious Thai grub (Nan, Tamarind Seed and Surin are my favs), but I couldn’t find any in Buckhead. Well, the other night we ventured out with our newlywed couple-crush to Annie’s Thai Castle on Roswell Road, and I have to give it two freshly-manicured thumbs up. Way to go Buckhead!
(Okay, fine. That’s not it. Not even close… But isn’t it pretty?)
We ordered adult beverages and shared the Fresh Avocado Roll (not fried) for an appetizer. I probably wouldn’t recommend it, but that is just because I didn’t care for the cream cheese. Everyone else liked it just fine.
For entrees - we stuck to basics sharing the Sweet and Sour Chicken, Shrimp Masaman w/ Avocado, Pad Thai and the Pad See-Ew. They were all absolutely enormous portions and really, really delicious. Although we definitely lost points for creativity, we agreed that it is okay to have a benchmark dish (like Pad Thai) by which we compare every Thai restaurant. (Whatever works!)
We all left stuffed and kind of surprised with The Castle, as we lovingly refer to it now. We’d passed it a million times on Roswell Road and had no idea that it was (1) surprisingly nice inside for a Thai restaurant and (2) had debatably the best Thai I’ve tried in Atlanta. Although 82% of the time I opt for sushi over Thai, I would definitely go back to Annie’s!
Annie’s Thai Castle
3195 Roswell Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305