Every foodie in town, it seems, is on an endless chase for the next “authentic” hole-in-the-wall ethnic spot. Once word gets out on the “Eating and Drinking in San Diego” Facebook group that someone has opened a place with mom at the stove, the foodies are all over it. Sometimes it’s even good.
But occasionally, authenticity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But… the gloriously inauthentic can be downright brilliant. 55 Thai Kitchen (2601 Broadway, but there are two other locations) is a case in point.