VICTOR, Idaho — A Teton Valley favorite, Chiang Mai Thai Kitchen has sold to Annie’s Thai Kitchen.
The Victor restaurant, had its pipes burst just before Christmas, and is currently operating out of a food truck in front of High Point Cider. According to Chiang Mai owner, Patrick Murphy the business hopes to be back in the original restaurant by the beginning of February and will start training the new Annie’s staff. They plan on maintaining their original menu which offers a more authentic northern Thai cuisine that features their famous Khao Soi, Twice-Cooked Duck Wings, the Nings Thai Omlet and Americanized spins like the University Noodles and a Thai Style Cesar Salad.
Sopidta, who is called “Sophia” is originally from Chiang Mai, Thailand one of the northernmost of Thailand’s 77 provinces met Murphy when they both worked at Teton Village’s Four Seasons. The Murphy’s first opened Chiang Mai’s doors for business in June of 2017 and have won over the hearts and stomachs of Teton Valley locals ever since. For now Pat hopes to garner a seamless transition to the Annie’s crew, and plans to pursue a career as a commercial pilot while Sopitda plans on taking the time off to be a super-mom.
“It has been the time of our lives serving this community and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for every day of the last six years,” Patrick and Sopidta said in a Facebook post.
Guide Post Brewing joined forces with Chiang Mai this past summer, offering their small batch beers out of the Thai restaurant and plans to continue to offer their signature Chiang Mai – PA. Guide Post Brewing, which can be found around Teton Valley is in the beginning phase of a new brewpub themselves at 167 W. Center Street in Victor between AmeriAsia Bistro and Food Shed Idaho.
For now, locals can enjoy Chiang Mai at High Point Cider located at 7565 Lupine Lane in Victor, and they’re getting the band back together with a Guide Post Brewing pop-up tonight.