The Night Market is the best for budget eats here, but beyond that there are a few good restaurants from which to choose. Be sure to sample the town's delicacies, such as the kaeng hang lay or Burmese-style pork curry, the litchis (lychees) which ripen in April, and the sweet pineapple wine.
The Night Market/Food Stalls -- Every night after 6pm, the cavernous, tin-roofed Municipal Market at the town center comes alive with dozens of chrome-plated food stalls that serve steamed, grilled, and fried Thai treats. This is where locals meet, greet, and eat. It's really the heart of the town (and a busy mercantile market as well), so don't miss a wander here even if you're not into street-eats. For standard dining in the market, try Rattanakosin, a little marketside edifice done up in contemporary Thai style and serving good local cuisine (mostly for tour groups). Just outside the main entrance to the market on the main drag is Aye's Restaurant (869/170 Phaholyothin Rd.; tel. 05375-2534), serving some familiar, if not all that exciting, European fare. Also try Da Vinci (879/4-5 Phaholyothin Rd.; tel. 05375-2535), an Italian restaurant with good fresh salads, thin-crust pizzas, and pasta.
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