Foreign Correspondents is unlike any other Thai restaurant in Houston. Chef PJ Stoops' restaurant takes inspiration from the food he learned to love when he lived in northern Thailand. Those differences start with ingredients; the restaurant has partnered with local farmer Sameth Nget to grow vegetables for its use. Staples like green papaya salad and pork curry are similar to those found elsewhere around Houston, but dishes such as steamed sticky rice with mackerel and stir-fried pumpkin with pork demonstrate what Stoops means by "farm to table Thai." No wonder Bon Appetit selected it as one of America's 50 Best New Restaurans for 2016.