Fairbanks has a seriously deep bench when it comes to great Thai restaurants. Like, deep enough that locals have strong opinions on their favorite place to go. They get downright New York pushy about it (this coming from a New Yorker who lives in Anchorage now). Your first Thai food outing in Fairbanks should be Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, where the chefs are equally devoted to both the art of cooking Thai food and using local ingredients. Their menu even has an Alaskan Favorite Menu section. The larb wild salmon puts a super-local spin on everybody’s favorite Thai salad, and the beer scallops put locally brewed HooDoo Brewing beer to work to steam local scallops. Oh, yeah, that’s good.