The Warsaw Cafe at 305 S. 16th St., which ran out of steam and closed earlier this year, has given way to Jasmine Rice, a cute-as-a-button Thai BYOB from Tom and Ann Jamavan (215-546-0818).
Tom was a partner in Trio in Fairmount. Ann is a Thai-born home cook in her restaurant debut, executing the staples (pad Thai, coconut soup) as well as a few dishes I haven't seen elsewhere (particularly a lip-puckeringly delicious shrimpburi salad with poached shrimp, sliced lemongrass, ginger, onion, cilantro, chopped mint, and a dressing of lime juice and chili paste. All entrees are served with -- that's right -- jasmine rice.
Lunch menu (.PDF) is here. Dinner prices are a few bucks higher.
Jasmine Rice joins Sawatdee at 15th and South Streets as Thai options in the neighborhood.