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Where the Hell Is Circles Thai Founder Alex Boonphaya?

Last week, we learned of a most unfortunate situation at Circles Thai in Northern Liberties that is best summed up with this one phrase from […]

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Free Pig Roast on South Street Next Tuesday

Every Tuesday for the past few weeks chef Alex Boonphaya, owner of the Circles Thai mini-chain, has been hosting a “Hog Thai’d” pig roast at […]

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Weekly Thai-Flavored Pig Roast Coming to South Street

Bangkok-born Chef Alex Boonphaya, owner of the mini-chain of Circles Thai restaurants throughout the city, brings a taste of his homeland to his newest location […]

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The Newest Circles Is Having A Grand Opening Party

Tuk Tuk Real–the Thai-Latino fusion experiment by chef Alex Boonphaya and his sous, Silvestre Rincón-Tellez–did not go well. There were problems with balance, with presentation, […]

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Because Some People Just Like To Be Hurt: It’s A Thai Tapout Dinner At Circles

The heat is ON on Thursday July 16th at Circles Thai. Here’s the deal: chef Alex Boonphaya is hosting a 5-course Thai Tapout dinner, and […]

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Alex Boonphaya Tries Out Thai Pizza In New Jersey

He’s already mashed up Thai food and Mexican (with mixed results), and now chef Alex Boonphaya (of Circles and the Mexi-Thai fusion joint Tuk Tuk […]

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Alex Goes To Jimmy’s House: The Big Night

Circles chef Alex Boonphaya and his wife are tired. They’ve slept less than 90 minutes and they’ve just finished serving 70 diners out of a […]

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Alex Goes To Jimmy’s House: Tagging Along On A Midnight Shopping Trip For A James Beard Dinner

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is a lonely place at midnight. And that’s just how Circles Thai chef/owner Alex Boonphaya likes it. The refrigerated temperature […]

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Alex Goes To Jimmy’s House: Circles Hosting A Pre-James Beard Dinner

For those who can’t make it to chef Alex Boonphaya’s James Beard House dinner next Thursday, August 14, the owner of the growing mini-chain of […]

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Thai New Year Knife Fight At Circles

Chefs Alex Boonphaya (of Circles) and Peter Woolsey (of Bistrot La Minette) were just going to get together for a plain old collaboration dinner in […]

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Free Lunch at Circles Thai

On Tuesday, November 26th chef and owner Alex Boonphaya is giving away lunch at Circles in South Philadelphia to celebrate the Thai restaurant’s fifth anniversary. […]

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Circles Gets A New Lunch Menu, Offers Free Burgers (Yeah, Burgers)

And because Circles is a Thai restaurant, it makes total sense that, to celebrate the new menu, chef Alex Boonphaya is giving away free burgers […]

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Thai New Year Continues with New Street Menu at Circles

  2013 has certainly been a helluva year for chef Alex Boonphaya of Circles. Between the collaboration dinners, his Thai New Year feast, a new […]

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Early Weekend Plans: Circles Celebrating Thai New Year With A Killer Menu

For the past couple months, Circles chef Alex Boonphaya has been welcoming some of the city’s best chefs into his kitchen for a series of […]

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Tonight: John Taus, George Sabatino Are Collaborating at Circles

Thai Scrapple A handful of seats remain for the John Taus (The Corner, Corner Foodery) and George Sabatino (Morgan’s Pier) collaborative dinner tonight at Circles […]