— by Scott Lynch: The fun and lovely Wayla was pretty much an instant hit when it opened in the spring of 2019, with crowds descending those steep stairs on Forsyth Street not only to feast on some great homestyle Thai food, but also to chill in the restaurant’s charming backyard garden, a feature which — during our pandemic summer — has made dining here one of the toughest-to-get tables in town,,.

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