Have you ever thought that it was a little bit suspicious that there are no Thai restaurants within a five-mile radius of Bushwick other than Note Thai? So have we. Especially when you want to actually sit somewhere to enjoy the ambience as opposed to just ordering takeout or delivery.
Upon further investigation into this strange Thai lack in a neighborhood so prone to gentrification, The Burning Bush unearthed a shocking revelation: Note Thai employs a little-known mafia that operates strictly off Graham Via Vespucci known as Ristorante Riservato. Using this kind of muscle, Note Thai is able to effectively keep other Thai restaurants from opening due to a fear of “having my legs broken,” confirmed SEA owner Akara Pad.
Pad continued, “I’ve tried many times to open another location off Jefferson or Morgan, but every time I’m in talks with a real estate agent, Ristorante Riservato somehow finds out and my life is put at risk.” With this Italian-Thai alliance, it’s going to take a lot of clout and bribery for another Thai restaurant to ever make it into Bushwick territory.
Written by Genna Rivieccio