Lucky Roll, Rice & Company

Luxor’s Asian restaurant takes full advantage of the fact that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Crab and shrimp, avocado, asparagus, carrots and romaine lettuce are wrapped as a sushi roll. But instead of black nori keeping the roll together, thinly sliced cucumber is employed and topped with spicy plum sauce for that extra pop of green and a little more luck for your day.

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Pork Jerky, Le Thai

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Pork Jerky, Le Thai

By Grace Bascos

Don’t let the term “jerky” fool you. The flavorful and juicy marinated bites of pork that make up this downtown darling’s starter are a far cry from the thin, leathery strips the name may evoke. Sticky rice and chef Daniel Coughlin’s outstanding, bright and balanced “waterfall” sauce—made of fish sauce, chilies, cilantro, lime and sugar—come on the side. Dip the pork into the sauce and chase it with rice and they all sing in harmony.