For all his accolades, Jess Barnes is still really nice. He raises pugs, loves his girlfriend, is all smiles, and surprised my husband with a gift of Chipotle Thaibasco. The lovingly prepared dishes at Opposite Mess Hall are stunning but not pretentious, filling yet artistically presented. There are always gluten-free items on Barnes' locally based, seasonal menus, and the Marou dark chocolate tart and strawberry soft serve wowed my dessert-averse husband, who usually hates sweets. Opposite Mess Hall's industrial setting and tinny acoustics match the kimchi-rubbed hot wings and exceptionally tasty, exceptionally petite roasted carrots perfectly. Don't leave Bangkok without trying their cocktails!