Thara Thai is a restaurant on Bloomington Road in Champaign, just west of Prospect Ave. I went there on Sunday with some graduate students, most of whom were in Linguistics, and I was likely the youngest one among the group, and the only native English speaker. The food there is quite good and very spicy, even if you order something to be mild. I could handle it, but my American-oriented sinuses were reacting rather violently to the spices. I wanted a dish with some seafood and our Thai friend who was with us recommended the red curry with shrimp, which was very spicy but tasted good.
It's spring break, but there's snow covering the ground. ::shakes fist at weather::