Always inspiring and outstanding Thai food at YES! THAI INDEED

By Pamela Brownstein Is the cute little Thai restaurant near Bellamy Curve on Boundary Street a fabulous place to have lunch? Yes, indeed. As Beaufort has grown, so have its options for ethnic food. But when Yes! Thai Indeed opened four years ago, it was the only Thai restaurant in town, says owner Narissara Saardwong. This original spot is still extremely popular. As a starter, half of the Lunch Bunch had a salad with ginger dressing and the other half had the Tom Yum Goong, a shrimp soup specially seasoned with lime juice, lemon grass, hot pepper and mushrooms. I had the soup and it was an aromatic and flavorful way to begin the meal. We almost all ordered dishes from the daily specials menu. Buck and Nikki both tried the slightly sweet pineapple fried rice with chicken, beef and pork. Kim had the delicious seafood duo with fried shrimp and scallops, while Elizabeth enjoyed the perfectly cooked crisp basil duck served over white rice with broccoli, peppers and onions.... ...

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And the winners are …

The Island News’ Favorites 2012 online contest gave our readers a chance to vote for their favorite food, services, businesses, people and places in 139 categories. After tallying the more than 2,500 votes, we are proud to announce this year’s winners. Thank you everyone who participated! Best All Around Restaurant: Maggies Pub Favorite Antique Shop: Pearls Before Noon Best Annual Community Event: Water Festival Favorite Appliance Repair Co.: Denny’s Appliance Service Favorite Budget Friendly Restaurant: Fuji Favorite Fundraiser: Beaufort Twilight Run Favorite Dining Atmosphere: Breakwater Favorite Dinner Spot: Breakwater Favorite Lunch Spot: Plums Restaurant Favorite Appliance Store: Lowes Favorite Art Gallery:The Gallery Favorite Attorney: Derek Gilbert Favorite Auto Repair Shop: Beaufort Auto Favorite Auto Parts Store: Advance Auto Parts Favorite Automobile Salesperson: Michael Coxwell Favorite Automobile Dealership: Stokes Honda Favorite Bakery: Suzara’s Kitchen Favorite Bank: SCB&T Favorite Happy Hour Deals: Bricks on Boundary Favorite Bar Atmosphere: Breakwater Favorite Bar: Maggies Pub Favorite Barbecue: Q on Bay Favorite Beaufort Destination: Hunting Island State Park Favorite Bed & Breakfast: Cuthbert House Inn... ...

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