Thai in Hollywood

A transporting taste of southern Thailand, friendly Jitlada peddles palate-pleasing crab curry and fried som tum (fried papaya salad). Regulars rave about the Thai-style burger, and the vivacious owner-operator counts Ryan Gosling and Natalie Portman among her loyal, mostly farang (European American) customers. Scan the walls for impromptu illustrations by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, another fan of the place.