Im not going to give out awards for every ethnic cuisine in Tampa, but Thai Sweet Basil deserves a special mention. TSBs food is gutsy when it needs to be in dishes like fiery pad prik khing and sour and salty larb and downright refined when called for. When was the last time you ate Thai food that was elegant? TSBs duck curry manages it, while still marshalling the holy Thai continuum of spicy, sour, salty and sweet. The whole fried fish is a revelation that draws me across Tampa on a regular basis. You cant get food this good at this price anywhere else in town. 3875 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 813-961-8898.
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