City Paper is not for tourists
But don’t worry, CPers! It’s reopening Friday night with a new name and new management. Paragon Thai is part of the “Thai Tanium restaurant group” according to its Web site. I found out from a manager at Thai Tanium in Gaithersburg that the group is just the two restaurants for now and that the owner of Paragon Thai is a partner at the Gaithersburg outlet.
None of the five other Sala Thais in the D.C. region are changing ownership, according to a manager at the P Street Sala Thai in Dupont Circle.
The new menu isn’t up, but if it resembles the menu at Thai Tanic, it seems Connecticut, D.C., is relatively safe from too much change. Whew!