Current Status: Coming in the wake of the success of Thip Khao, Laos in Town is another recent addition for Lao food in D.C. They took over a large space with a large patio in NoMa, including a bar that faces out as well as in. Owned by Nick Ongsangkoon, a partner in the underrated Soi 38, they got some early buzz, including from the Post, but then the pandemic hit. They held on and even managed to snag a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2021. Based on take-out alone we give this spot a thumbs up. They are open for Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery. They also have T-shirts.
Washington Post: 2 Stars from Tom in 2019
Washingtonian: Cheap Eats 2019
Michelin: Bib Gourmand 2021