Fashion Plates: A Hot Outfit For Little Serow's Sweet & Spicy Thai

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If you've never heeded the siren's call to dine at Dupont Circle's Komi, local foodies will tell you that, well, you just haven't lived. Chef Johnny Monis has been called everything from "one of the brightest stars in the Washington dining firmament" to a "culinary gangster," and lucky for us, he's opened Little Serow, a new, under-the-radar (and more affordable) spot right next door, where he and wife Anne Marler serve up authentic Thai in a chill setting. At Little Serow (sounds like "arrow"), the menu is posted online every Monday, and you can't make reservations (or any changes to the dishes on offer). The food is served family-style at $45 per person, which is a steal compared to Komi's $135-a-pop dinners.
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Now—what to wear? The venue is low-key but the food is first-class, so we've picked a chic, understated dress and a tailored blazer for a look that's timeless without trying too hard. Like the flavorful spikes of heat, sweetness, and tang in Monis's dishes, we've spiced things up with a neon pink lippie and a sexy cutout heel. Now, all you have to do is dress up and dig in.
From left: TopShop Premium Stand Out Tux Blazer, $150, available at TopShop; Garnett Jewelry Fragmented Necklace, $68, available at Need Supply; Tibi Cap Sleeve Dress, $209.55, available at My Wardrobe; Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Neon Pink, $23, available at Blue Mercury; Melie Bianco Agnes Satchel, $70, available at Piperlime; Rosegold Modern Vintage Cutout Wedge, $188, available at Urban Outfitters.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Serow/Dakota Fine

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