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The slow-life hipsters aren’t wrong: this leafy neighborhood is a delightful blend of residential and happening bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

ARI NEWS

Yen Akart Road
Forget Ari or Thonglor. Here are the city's most livable but overlooked areas. 
Sukhumvit Soi 38
An update on the city's street-food neighborhoods under threat from development.
Ari
With the Mar 8 deadline looming, here's some good news. 
2016 saw a bumper crop of new spots to embrace the slow life with a slow-drip coffee or plate of fluffy pancakes. Here are our favorites.
The Yard
The leafy sois and quiet village feel of Ari have become the stuff of Bangkok legend. On paper (and on Instagram), these streets lined with food trucks and coffee shops appear to be the perfect place to call home. But with new condos constantly sprouting up, replacing the stately family homes of old and disturbing the peace, what’s it like to live in Ari? Here’s what you should know.

HOT SPOTS IN ARI

Restaurant: Phed Phed
Ari's contender for the spiciest Isaan restaurant in town. 
Bar: Pakalolo
Ari's first you-gotta-leave-Thonglor-and-see-this opening since we can't remember.   
Restaurant: Some Time Blue
Ari's drip-coffee specialist. 
Restaurant: Yo
Four rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, available for self-serve. 

TOP TABLES IN ARI

This Ari favorite serves intriguing flavors that blend the ingredients and techniques of Thailand and neighboring countries like China, Burma and India.