24940 John R Rd., Hazel Park; 248-545-4070; pisthai.net
While the Pi's Thai location in Sterling Heights may have closed, the John R Road location is just minutes from the line between 586 and 248. And there's a reason a reason the wait for take-out is always out the door at this wonderful family-run, cash-only business. Entrees tend to be soupy, delicious, and devilishly spicy. Pi's Thai has been dishing up their authentic, excellent food for 30 years now. It's primarily a take-out spot, but there are a handful of two-tops, which usually are filled up by the local lunch crowd on weekdays. Here's to 30 more years of Pi's Thai!