Thai Express is a veteran starter in our take out rotation. It's been in my fave 5 for past 10 years. And the metaphors could go on. Needless to say, we're fans.
The veggie spring rolls are flaky crunchy, then chewy, then veggie crunchy, with a yummy flavorful dipping sauce. A new addition to the specials board was something they had a different name for, but appeared to be crab rangoon. You can taste something from the sea, which is a nice touch when it seems like "crab" rangoon typically means fried cream cheese (which is still good, by the way). Eat your apps as soon as you can so they don't soften up.
As I mentioned, Thai Express also makes other dishes - they've got some great curries and more. But, I don't think you will ever be disappointed by going back to the basics.
The Ingredients: I'm not aware of any local, seasonal, organic, etc. ingredients here. I'll have to ask next time I go. At this price point, I doubt it ($6.50 for pad thai).
The Story: As I mentioned above, I've been coming here since my early days in Cincinnati. They've had the same awesome staff for as long as I remember. There are a couple folks who have come and gone, but it must not be a bad place to work because there are several people who have been there going on a decade. They are always fun to talk with while waiting for pickups. Next time I go in, I'll pick up some tidbits of info and add an update (as well as some interior pics if they don't mind).