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FOOD WARS

MARNEE THAI
This upscale dig nestled on the corner
of Main and Williams puts its own unique
spin on Pad Thai, but it's hard to tell just
what that spin is. There's a mysterious
blend of curries and a less eggy flavor
than you might be used to. But the gener-
ous portions of tofu and green onions hit
the spot, as does the separate dish of pea-
nuts that you can spread at your leisure.
NOODLES AND CO.
Youknow you're not going to get truly
great Pad Thai from a place that also
makes Macaroni and Cheese and Penne
Rosa. While Noodles certainly serves up
some good eating, its Pad Thai doesn't
have that Southeast Asian blast of fla-
vor necessary for a quality dish. You get
watery, bland noodles with no spice.

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NO THAI!
No Thai! makes a valiant effort for
authentic Pad Thai. While clearly Ameri-
canized, the dish packs in an array of
tasty, fresh ingredients. For the iron-
mouthed, try challenging the spiciness
spectrum- No Thai! will win. The heavy,
extremely oily sauce goes down wonder-
fully, but then regret starts to take hold. A
satisfying - but physicallytaxing - meal.
SIAM CUISINE
In a restaurant that's also a family
home where Thai TV shows are blaring in
the background, you know you're getting
the authentic experience. And the Pad
Thaihas awarm, hearty, homemade taste
to match. With just the right balance of
peanut, egg and spice, it's well worth the
awkwardness of eating in a living room.

AND THE WINNER IS: SIAM CUISINE
CAMPUS CLASH
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:
Teresa Sullivan strikes a ninja pose as John Beilein looks up from his Pad
Thai, weilding his stainless steel spork. Sullivan lunges in for a nunchuck to
the neck. Beilein diverts the blow with his epic spork. He pulls a smoke bomb
from his Pad Thai and throws it at Sullivan's feet. Blinded, Sullivan can't
retaliate. Beilein sporks his way to an ugly but well deserved win.
WINNER: JOHN BEILEIN
THIS WEEK'S FIGHT:

The Daily Arts weekly show
"Accost'd" continues with more
belligerent entertainment action.
To find out which musicians
the people of the University just
can't stand anymore, watch the
scintillating, in-your-face video at
michigandaily.com/section/arts.
Weekend Freebies
Because your pockets are
empty, and so is your planner.
But don't worry.
We've got you covered.
Thursday, Jan.21
Beats N' Eats
Ftee line masic porfsrmances
Leagae Underground, 11a.m.
Student Music Lecture
Nate May recounts his musical
studies in South Africa.
Michigan Union, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22
Master Recital
Allison Craigwows anvislin
Stamps Auditorium, 8p.m.
Master Recital
Matthew Ross Brower on piarib
E.V Moore Building, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 24
Polish Film Series r re r /e
Enjoy the Polish monies tor free'
Helmut Stern Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Guest Recital: Carol Jantsch
The beauty of tuba for free!
E.V. Moore Building, 8p.m.
Monday, Jan.18
Anonymous HIV testing
Results in 7to 10 days, needle free
Spectrum Center, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fiction Reading: Joshua Free
Josh reads from his first acclaimed
novel, "Then We Came to the

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THE DELTA
BRANDON UPSILON
GRAHAM HOUSE
ARMED WITH: ARMED WITH:
His Silver Football trophy The ability to catch fire
and a giant candy cane at any moment
VOTE ONLINE AT
MICHIGANDAILY.COM/SECTION/ARTS

WHAT'S NEW
ON THE DAILY
ARTS BLOG
. Robots are taking over
the world, but they're
helping us first:The Taub-
man College of Architecture and
Urban Planning is working with the
assistance of a new robot, which
enables them to make more precise
models and work with more dif-
ficult materials.
. Jersey Shore with juice
boxes: Visit the Online Videos of
the Week for akids version of the
epic success "Jersey Shore." Need-
less to say, Ronnie gets himself into
some hardcore trouble.
. "The A-Team" and your
weekend plans: Check out our
weekend movie guide to see the
upcoming box office releases and
watch the trailer for the film of "The
A-Team." If the theme song isn't
stuck in your head now, then you've
probably never heard it.
. The MLK symposium
continues: MLK weekend may
beover, but the University's MLK
symposium is still going strong.
Read about all the remaining arts
events you should be making time
to go to.
michigandaily.com/blogs/the filter

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