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Fields Corner pho restaurant ordered shut permanently for repeatedly staying open too late

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked Pho So 1's food-serving and beer-and-wine licenses after its fifth citation in seven months for staying open well past its licensed closing time of 10 p.m.

The revocation of both licenses for the pho restaurant at 223 Adams St. came after a hearing on Tuesday at which owner Hoang Anh Nguyen acknowledged staying open too late on Feb. 8 - but at which both he and a loyal customer said that this time he really got it and would never do it again.

At the hearing, board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said Nguyen had made a similar claim after the second time detectives found the restaurant open after hours and that she had been finding the claim harder to believe as the restaurant kept appearing before the board.

The revocations do not go into effect immediately, to allow Nguyen to appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

Veggie Pho

by Alex Janin @ Vietnamese – Los Angeles Magazine

Tall malt-shop glasses of young coconut juice dot the small black tables, and a happy waitstaff delivers traditional Vietnamese cuisine…

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The Autry Is Celebrating Chuck Wagons, L.A.’s First Food Trucks

by Lisa Beebe @ Los Angeles Magazine

How we went from bacon and baked beans to tacos and pad thai

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Restaurant inspections for Jan. 4

Restaurant inspections for Jan. 4


theolympian

The latest reports from the Thurston County Environmental Health Office

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic

Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic

by Alex Reilly @ Foodie Blog - Cincinnati People

Last weekend, the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, back for its fourth year of highlighting the best in culinary creativity, showcased the creativity of the area’s food scene along the Cincinnati riverfront.

Jeff Ruby Family donates van to family of Food Network’s Chopped Junior champion

Jeff Ruby Family donates van to family of Food Network’s Chopped Junior champion

by Jackie Reau @ Foodie Blog - Cincinnati People

The leadership teams from Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment and Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell turned over the keys to a new van to the Bray Family of Cincinnati on Monday. It was one foodie family helping another foodie family.

8 Events to Round Out December - Don't close out 2017 without hitting up a few more foodie faves

by diningoutadmin @ DiningOut Denver/Boulder

Need a little solace in between holiday shopping? Here are eight events to round out the month. 1. Gingerbread House ...

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Leo’s Tacos Truck

by Victoire Loup @ In The Loup

Leo’s Tacos Truck is a place where fine dining chefs, college students, and perhaps even their parents end up after a long night out. The line that curls into the adjacent gas station is a testament to the quality of food and the $1.25 price per taco certainly doesn’t hurt. The move here is undoubtedly […]

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Shuttered Fields Corner pho place allowed to re-open - but without beer and wine

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

The Boston Licensing Board today reinstated the food-serving license for Pho So 1, 223 Adams St. - and even let it stay open longer than before it was shut for letting patrons drink after its official closing time.

But patrons can forget about getting a beer or some wine with their meal; owner Hoang Anh Nguyen did not appeal the revocation of his alcohol license.

Pho So 1 can now legally stay open until midnight; until the board revoked its food and alcohol licenses last month, it was supposed to close at 10 p.m.

The board reinstated the restaurant's food-serving license for a 60-day probationary period to see if it can now stay out of trouble.

Board members seemed optimistic it would - they noted the restaurant only started racking up after-hours citations after it got a license to serve beer and wine.

"The issue with them was strictly alcohol," board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said.

Saigon Flava - Street Artists (OFFICIAL)

Saigon Flava - Street Artists (OFFICIAL)


Saigon Flava - Street Artists (OFFICIAL)

DOT Productions presentsA short project made by Raiz of DOT family. The video shows young street artists living with their passion. They are known as Saigon Flava. Come and enjoy their shows at Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Saigon, every weekend.Music: -Day of the So Called Glory - Gramatik-Runaway Baby - Bruno MarsCameraman, Editor, Colorist: Raiz.D - DOT ProductionsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dot.productions.2016/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doantongquocthinhContact: Call: 093 214 1162Mail: dot.productions.2016@gmail.com

Eggslut

by Victoire Loup @ Lunch – In The Loup

Welcome to the temple of food porn. The place where you get your fingers dirty, and you enjoy it, especially when it is captured on camera. At Eggslut, sandwiches are prepared with a soft brioche bun which makes love with all the juices of the sauce and toppings: fried eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, chimichurri… Our heart […]

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Các chợ ở Little Saigon rộn ràng và tràn ngập hàng Tết

Các chợ ở Little Saigon rộn ràng và tràn ngập hàng Tết

by Đằng-Giao @ Nguoi Viet Online

Còn đúng một tháng nữa mới đến Tết Nguyên Đán Mậu Tuất, tuy nhiên các khu chợ trong vùng Little Saigon đã rộn ràng không khí Tết.

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Tdots Naansense - Toronto Food Trucks

Tdots Naansense - Toronto Food Trucks


Toronto Food Trucks

Tdots Naansense is a Toronto based food truck created by the catering company H&H sachet. They are bringing big bold Indian flavours to the streets.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

Having had bun bo hue in SGV, Nong La’s is not funky enough for me.* If I want a BBH fix, I usually go to Qin West and get the Liuzhou noodle soup. Not that it’s like BBH but it scratches the same itch for me.

*I guess maybe I have lower standards for pho? Or maybe I’m in the mood for pho more often, so I’m a little more willing to compromise to get my pho fix.

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Trucks for Monday 11/6/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on Bluffside Drive today.  😭

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

I tried to put extra question marks in the title of this post, but the website kept automatically changing it to one question mark.

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Trucks for Monday 11/13/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on Bluffside Drive today.  😒

On the Food Truck Road to Deliciousness

On the Food Truck Road to Deliciousness


Locale Magazine

Step right up and try these delicious new food trucks in Los Angeles. On the Food Truck Road to Deliciousness

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @Dommy Dommy Gonzalez @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@Dommy wrote:

I have yet to try Dot’s Pho. But the Pho there before was not terrible (it wasn’t that good either) to begin with. Second Best in the area to Super Pho on Venice. Better than the one at Phorage. Our non SGV or OC Viet place is Saigon Dish in Lawndale. All around GOOD diner type Vietnamese food.

–Dommy!

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Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @Bigmouth @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@Bigmouth wrote:

Does East Borough have pho? I’ve never had it there, but I have tried their excellent pho baguette. If that’s any indication, it’s probably pretty good.

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Crafty Cocktails and Charcuterie at OTR’s Longfellow

Crafty Cocktails and Charcuterie at OTR’s Longfellow

by Alex Reilly @ Foodie Blog - Cincinnati People

The newest bar to open in Over-the-Rhine is Longfellow, located at the corner of Clay and 13th Streets, across from Gia and the Blooms. This low key cocktail bar and cafe has a “locals/neighborhood” vibe with expertly crafted drinks, a rock solid beer and wine list and eclectic old world inspired food menu.

Eating Chiang Mai, Thailand, Fall 2016 Edition

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

A handful of street food vendors dot the streets of Chiang Mai during the day, but once the sun goes down and the night markets are set up, the street food really comes alive. Most of these dishes won’t be on the menu at your local pad Thai take-out spot back home.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

Well, I can’t drive to OC or SGV at the drop of a hat (say for lunch on a workday), so beyond fodder for an article (which may or may not happen), I figure I’d check in to see if any hidden pho gems have popped up on the Westside in the last couple of years.

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Malibu Seafood

by Victoire Loup @ In The Loup

The best way to come to Malibu Seafood is with a regular. Otherwise, this review will serve as an alternative companion. Start salivating, right when you hit PCH: if this is Malibu Seafood’s rush hour (Saturday lunch, holiday weekend…), don’t hesitate to call to order and avoid the long lines. Almost everything is excellent at […]

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Trucks for Thursday 11/2/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

NO PARKING ON BLUFFSIDE 

DRIVE TODAY DUE TO A TV/FILM 

PRODUCTION.

Controversial Vietnamese restaurant on Dot Ave. tries again for license

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there - when Khanh Nguyen worked there - and his inability to completely own up to a criminal past that included a conviction on gun charges in the early 1990s.

Nhung Nguyen told the board this morning her husband no longer has anything to do with her planned restaurant and that he's now working in construction.

City officials, however, expressed skepticism and again opposed the application, at least until after Nhung Nguyen appears before the St. Mark's Neighborhood Association to put the neighborhood at ease.

City Councilors Frank Baker and Charles Yancey both opposed the license, with an aide to Yancey saying the application seemed a bit of "bait and switch." The St. Mark's Neighborhood Assocation asked the board to defer any action until after Nguyen could meet with it.

Capt. Richard Sexton of District C-11 told the board that while he does not want to paint Nhung Nguyen with "a broad brush," he said the fact that her husband has had law-enforcement issues means things "are too close for comfort." He said he would be especially concerned about the potential return of gambling to the location. "It's very important we don't have any of that going on," he said.

The licensing board decides Thursday whether to grant Nguyen a license, reject her request or defer it until after hearing from the neighborhood association.

Fero Brings New Italian To Birmingham

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

We know it’s been some time since our last post. But dear readers, we haven’t forgotten about you! As mentioned in our last post, this is a time of transition for the What To Eat team. Never fear: we didn’t stop eating. Phew. Since we last wrote, our founders moved to Pittsburgh. Our entire team continues to read your emails, messages, and notes. And our Birmingham crew is keeping dibs on what’s happening in the Magic City’s food community. Which has been a lot, so stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. First things first, let’s discuss Fero. When...

Anger over Police Failing Tenderloin

by Beyond Chron @ Beyond Chron

My January 9 story, “How Police Fail the Tenderloin,” struck a nerve with those living and working in the neighborhood.  Some of the responses were so compelling that they are assembled below as a follow up to the story.  Here
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Hero Doughnuts Opens Brick and Mortar

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

Exactly one year today I (Editor E) was on a plane back from Portland, where I had spent a long weekend doing many things, including sampling PDX’s finest doughnuts. They’re really into doughnuts in Stumptown, and coffee too (see name), and during the trip I took a fascinating Third Wave Coffee Tour, which featured pairings of sweet circular treats and the city’s famous coffee. Sitting down at the newly opened Hero Doughnuts in Homewood, I was struck by the similarities in the offerings here to what I experienced last year. And, judging by the looks of the lines out the...

The Best New Cheap Eats in L.A.: 17 Great Dishes Under $15

by Garrett Snyder @ Los Angeles Magazine

Our favorite affordable spots from 2017, serving everything from Filipino rice bowls to seafood tostadas

The post The Best New Cheap Eats in L.A.: 17 Great Dishes Under $15 appeared first on Los Angeles Magazine.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

Thanks ipse! Doing the important work!

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Trucks for Friday 12/1/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on the schedule for Bluffside Drive today.  😢

Dot. Ave. restaurants slapped for surreptitious beer drinking by patrons

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered license suspensions for two Vietnamese restaurants where police found customers with beer in tea cups, because neither place has a license to serve beer.

Thao Ngoc Restaurant, 1331 Dorchester Ave., will have to shut for two days for what turned out to be its third violation since July 1. At a hearing Tuesday, a BPD detective testified that at a surprise inspection, he found a table with beer in both a teapot and tea cups.

Both police and a licensing-board member used the word "dumbfounded" to describe the Nov. 14 violation, given that the restaurant had been caught twice before for the same exact thing.

Tri Seafood Restaurant, 1616 Dorchester Ave., received a one-day suspension. The restaurant had asked for leniency after its attorney had the man caught with beer in tea cups testify that he snuck a beer bottle in his jacket and poured the beer into the cups after he was sure the waitress was not looking.

In both cases, a BPD detective said he inspected the restaurants due to complaints from the public to District C-11 about alcohol consumption at them.

The City Council next week could vote on a measure, sponsored by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy, to let small restaurants without alcohol licenses in neighborhoods such as Dorchester apply for BYOB permits.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @Porthos Fred @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@Porthos wrote:

Probably terrible but I would be curious to see how 9021pho stacks up in that lineup.

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Would you pay $9 for banh mi? Some would, and happily

Would you pay $9 for banh mi? Some would, and happily


Nguoi Viet Online

Food trucks are all the rage and one in particular, Dot Saigon, is making a name for themselves by serving up authentic, grandma-handed-down-recipes.

Vietnamese food truck loses its wheels, but not its edge

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

Limeduck tries out the new bricks-and-mortar version of Bon Me in Kendall Square (same building as the Friendly Toast):

The BBQ pork was zesty, the bread crusty, the carrots crunchy, the pate livery, the mayo spicy, the cilantro uppity, everything in its place and as it should be, dare I say it maybe a tiny bit better than at the truck. This is a $6 sandwich, $8 if you somehow think you need "extra meat," and really, I love this stuff, but I'm pretty sure you do not need extra meat. Same price as at the truck, and you get a roof over your head and music, too.

Don’t Miss Miss Saigon

by Allison Talker @ musical – The Lion

Made by Meghna Gorrela, SEAS’20   If you took Music Hum last year, you likely remember going to the Met Opera to see Madama Butterfly. Currently, “Miss Saigon,” a musical based on this famous opera of Puccini’s, is dazzling audiences on Broadway. The storyline is the same: A doomed romance filled with abandonment and despair.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @aaqjr @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@aaqjr wrote:

Chef Gary Nguyen (formerly of Melisse) took over Dot Saigon at the fox hills mall and does a nice Pho. The Bahn mi are really flavorfull as well but not particularly traditional -more like Bahn mi meets mexican torta (softer roll, more filling…)

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Trucks for 1/4/18 to 1/9/18

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

There are temporary "NO PARKING THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY" signs on Bluffside Drive, which means the street will probably be used for a film/TV production.  

Best Food Truck/Cart: The Orange Crunch | Best of Denver® 2015: Your Key to the City

Best Food Truck/Cart: The Orange Crunch | Best of Denver® 2015: Your Key to the City


Westword

Filipino cuisine isn’t easy to locate in Denver, and most of what you’ll find is of the mobile variety.

Eat|See|Hear 2015 Summer Movie Schedule

by The Noel Team @ movies – The Noel Team

Summer is almost here and that means tons of annual summer events are about to start including the Eat See Hear yearly outdoor movie event. The 19 week event features a new movie showing every Saturday at various locations around Los Angeles. There are also food trucks at each movie showing so you can get... Read More »

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Thinking out loud about journaling vs. blogging

by Rhonda Raulston @ What's New - Rhonda Raulston

I've always journaled...  it helps me clear the clutter in my thinking, clarify what's bugging me, and ground me in gratitude... so at first I thought that journaling was the old-school version of blogging. But it is critically different ....my journals are private, never shared except in small excerpts, or perhaps reconstituted into a dialogue days or weeks later.  My journal holds pages of gushing enthusiasms, borderline-psychotic rants, dark despairs, overwhelming gratitude for my life, mildly embarassing anecdotes, pointed and not-kind judgments, as well as a chronicle of events and thoughts that are often boring, even to me.  I don't edit my journaling - occasionally crossing out a word that didn't quite convey my thought is the extent of any editing I do.  But in writing this blog, I've already started editing, re-reading, checking for clarity of thought, flow of language.   I'm already well aware that what I write here is no longer mine once I click "Post".  Even if no one reads this, once my words cross the border from my computer to the internet, they are no longer in my sphere of control and they have the potential to take on a life that I can only dimly envision.   And yet, I am a writer and a talker and I love nothing more than a dialogue and a sharing of ideas and enthusiasms, and I can see the possibilities that blogging brings to connecting disparate and geographically distant people.  That appeals to me.  So here it is:  my first blog.  

 

The Most Exciting New Restaurants to Try in January

by Garrett Snyder @ Los Angeles Magazine

New year, new food

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Centro Mexican Kitchen’s Johnny Curiel Is Cooking Up the Mexican Food You Never Knew You Loved - In the kitchen with Centro Mexican Kitchen's new chef

by diningoutadmin @ DiningOut Denver/Boulder

Boulder boasts many a longstanding culinary icon: Dushanbe Tea House, Lucille’s, Tom’s Tavern (now SALT), Jax, The Greenbriar, Flagstaff House. ...

The post Centro Mexican Kitchen’s Johnny Curiel Is Cooking Up the Mexican Food You Never Knew You Loved appeared first on DiningOut Denver/Boulder.

Never throw periwinkle snails at restaurant doormen - it'll only make them mad

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

Police say it wasn't the fact that a doorman at Cafe 1221 on Dorchester Avenue had an apparently drunken, angry patron restrained on the sidewalk that bothered them. It was, they say, the blood pouring out of several gashes on his face and head, which suggested to them that more than simple restraint had been applied to the man on the night of Nov. 24.

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take over the incident, which restaurant managers say started when a regular customer, who had been in the restaurant for 90 minutes to 2 hours, got up to go outside for a smoke break.

The doorman, who doubled as a bouncer, noticed he was wobbly on his feet and told him that while he could go back inside to eat, he was done drinking for the night, a manager told the board. The man seemed to accept that, went back in and ordered some food to go.

But apparently he was seething inside. According to a police report, he threw soup at the doorman. Hang Nina Nguyen, the restaurant's lawyer, however, said he actually threw periwinkle snails. "They were hard" and bounced off the doorman's head - and off another patron - she said.

According to a police report, the doorman got him outside, then the man tried to swing at the doorman and the doorman "restrained him to the ground" to await police - who arrived five minutes later.

Sgt. James Nolan told the board that according to the officers who first arrived, all the bloody lacerations "were injuries not consistent with just being restrained."

"There were cuts around his forehead and there was a lot of blood," said Det. Charles Coleman, who arrived on the scene just in time to see the patron being loaded into the ambulance.

One manager said he saw the doorman restaining the customer. He said he didn't see any pummelling going on, but acknowledged he couldn't make out much because he stayed inside the restaurant, rather than going out onto the sidewalk.

The bouncer did not attend the hearing. Nguyen said the man, who works for a third-party security firm hired by Club 1221 can no longer be found - he apparently has moved out of state since the incident.

This was the second incident of blood being spilled outside the cafe in less than a year. Last March, two men were charged with smashing a man in the head with a hammer in the restaurant parking lot.

Ed. note: Given today's date, I feel compelled to say that, yes, there really was a Boston Licensing Board hearing today on Cafe 1221 and, yes, a man was accused of inciting an incident by throwing periwinkle snails at a doorman.

Chàng trai Việt tạo dựng thương hiệu bánh mì trên đất Mỹ - CPM Vietnam | Field Marketing & Retail Services Agency

Chàng trai Việt tạo dựng thương hiệu bánh mì trên đất Mỹ - CPM Vietnam | Field Marketing & Retail Services Agency


CPM Vietnam | Field Marketing & Retail Services Agency

Sinh ra tại thành phố Buôn Ma Thuột – Đăk Lăk và đến Mỹ du học với chuyên ngành kế toán từ năm 18 tuổi khi tiếng Anh chỉ biết được vài từ, Troy Hoàng dần thích nghi với văn hóa, giáo dục tại mảnh đất California. Chàng trai trẻ đã chứng minh năng lực khi nhận được lời mời làm việc từ một công ty kiểm toán hàng đầu là Deloitte ngay năm thứ 3 đại học. Cơ hội lớn nhưng niềm đam mê kinh doanh vẫn đau đáu trong anh. Do đó, Troy Hoàng đã nhận lời mời của công ty này với yêu cầu phải làm kiểm toán khách hàng có liên quan đến nhà hàng, sản xuất cà phê để có cơ hội học hỏi thêm ngành dịch vụ bánh mì và cà phê. Hai năm làm việc tại Deloitte, học tập được nhiều, công ty trọng dụng nhưng chưa bao giờ Hoàng cảm thấy công việc này có ý nghĩa đối với bản thân. Bánh mì và cà phê vẫn quẩn quanh suy nghĩ của chàng trai trẻ. Thật may mắn cho Troy Hoàng khi người bạn Ellise Nguyen cũng không cảm thấy thỏa mãn với việc học MBA tại Mỹ. Mỗi lần gặp gỡ, cả hai đều kể cho nhau nghe những câu chuyện về bánh mì và nhiều lần Hoàng hay đùa, bảo Ellise Nguyen: "Nếu em về Việt Nam học làm bánh mì, anh sẽ nghĩ làm ở Deloitte để đi bán bánh mì với em". Nói là làm, ngay lập tức Ellise Nguyen về Việt Nam học làm bánh mì còn anh quyết định nghỉ việc để bắt đầu giấc mơ lớn mang tên Dot Saigon vào tháng 11/2014. Ngày quyết định đi theo con đường của mình, Hoàng đã gặp phải nhiều sự phản đối của gia đình và người thân. Bố anh cho rằng, nếu đi bán bánh mì thì cần gì phải học hành, còn mẹ anh thì lặng im. Nhưng với quyết tâm cao, Hoàng cho rằng nếu không phải thời điểm này thì đến bao giờ mới bắt đầu xây dựng ước mơ cho riêng mình. "Có thất bại bây giờ cũng là cơ hội tốt để học, nếu sau này thất bại lấy sức đâu bắt đầu lại từ đầu” anh đã tự dặn lòng như thế để khởi nghiệp. Quyết định mở Dot Saigon là một bước ngoặt quan trọng trong sự nghiệp của Hoàng. Chiếc xe tải là tất cả những gì anh có lúc đó. Mặc dù rất tin vào sản phẩm của mình nhưng cũng có thời điểm cậu rất hoang mang và lo sợ vì không biết bánh mì khi ra thị trường có được khách hàng đón nhận hay không? "Những ngày đầu khi chưa có kinh nghiệm lựa chọn địa điểm cho xe, có những nơi mang xe tới không có khách, bánh mì thừa phải mang đi cho nhiều lần. Nhìn cảnh ấy, tôi buồn và muốn chảy nước mắt", anh tâm sự.   Chiếc bánh mì Việt của Hoàng được đầu bếp nổi tiếng Paula Deen đến xe ăn thử và khen ngon Phải mất vài tháng, Hoàng mới bắt đầu tìm được những chỗ đậu xe tốt. Khách hàng dần đông hơn. Nhiều khi phải thức dậy lúc 2-3 giờ sáng, bắt đầu lái xe đi tìm chỗ đậu tốt, có những đêm ngủ ngoài đường dưới cái lạnh 5-6 độ C. Những lúc khó khăn ấy, anh luôn tự hỏi liệu con đường mình đang đi có đúng? Nhưng rồi niềm tin và đam mê về bánh mì đã giúp anh vượt qua tất cả những khó khăn, hoài nghi ấy để tiếp thêm lạc quan hơn về công việc kinh doanh. Tuy bố mẹ ban đầu không ủng hộ nhưng Hoàng cho biết anh học được rất nhiều từ họ. "Mình nghĩ đến khoảng thời gian khó khăn mà bố mẹ đã trải qua để đến được với thành công, thật sự những thử thách này của mình còn rất nhỏ so với những gì họ vượt qua”, anh nói và tự trấn an bản thân. Cái tên Dot Saigon được anh đặt với mong muốn liên kết thế giới bằng ẩm thực của quê hương. Mỗi sản phẩm là một dấu chấm liên kết (connecting dot), Saigon là biểu tượng về ẩm thực và văn hóa của Việt Nam. Qua bao khó khăn, Dot Saigon rồi cũng mang đến cho anh những niềm vui nho nhỏ đủ để làm điểm tựa giúp anh tiếp bước với đam mê của mình. Lần đầu tiên bán hết, khách đứng xếp hàng cả 30 phút để mua chiếc bánh mì. Cảm giác lúc đó khiến anh quên hết mọi mệt nhọc cho việc phải thức dậy sớm, chuẩn bị mọi thứ trước khi lên đường. "Lúc ấy mình cười hoài, vừa lái xe vừa cười mặc kệ người đi đường có nghĩ mình bị khùng hay không", Hoàng chia sẻ. Đã gần một năm trôi qua, Dot Saigon đang dần chiếm được cảm tình từ khách hàng Mỹ. Hay trong một lần tình cờ biết Dot Saigon được Los Angeles Times – một trong những tờ báo uy tín nhất nước Mỹ giới thiệu,  anh đã vui mừng khôn tả. "Cầm tờ báo trên tay mình ngỡ như đang cầm một tấm bằng chứng nhận quốc tế cho thương hiệu Việt, cảm giác sung sướng vô cùng", anh nói vẻ đầy tự hào. Ngoài ra, một lần nọ đầu bếp nổi tiếng Paula Deen đến xe ăn thử món bánh mì thịt kho, bà đã thốt lên: "your pork belly is wonderful – thịt kho của bạn rất ngon". "Với tôi, đó là lời khen ý nghĩa nhất mình từng được nghe", Hoàng nói. Hiện tại, mỗi chiếc bánh mì Hoàng bán ra với giá 9 USD (khoảng 196.000 đồng) và đã thu hồi được vốn sau 6 tháng kinh doanh. "Từ một tên gọi chưa ai …

First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd.


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First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney  Blvd. Every first Friday of the month, Abbot Kinney Blvd transforms into a late-night hub of activity, with stores open late, pop up shops, art, food trucks, a…

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @linus @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

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Sporadic Bursts of Instant Gratification (or, The Most Memorable Bites of the Year), 2016 edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

This year saw a lot of travel as we kicked off the year traveling around Southeast Asia for six weeks, visiting India, Singapore, southern Thailand and Vietnam. We ate a lot of incredible food on our inaugural visit to Vietnam, many of which made it here. There was always fish sauce on the table and, on occasion, a “grand cru” from Phu Quoc.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @Nemroz @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@Nemroz wrote:

It’s a fairly light flavor broth, i’m not surprised we’re both easily pleased with pho. i usually get my bbh fix at song phat in the valley… if i’m ever going to SGV it’s almost always for chinese

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Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @aaqjr @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

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He re did the menu over the winter I believe, not sure how much of the website represents old info… Although the food pictures look current.

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Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest is May 13 & 14 in Washington Park

Cincinnati’s Asian Food Fest is May 13 & 14 in Washington Park

by Jackie Reau @ Foodie Blog - Cincinnati People

Asian Food Fest is expanding to 31 restaurants and food trucks, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2017, noon-9 p.m. in Cincinnati’s Washington Park. In its seventh production, Asian Food Fest will feature a dozen more food vendors than 2016 and 15 brand new to this vibrant community festival.

Cold Drinks for San Francisco’s Elite Squad!

by Benjamin Flajnik @ Yelp

Cold Drinks and a Scotch Education for San Francisco’s Elite Squad!   On January 16th a group of Yelp San Francisco’s Elite Squad were treated to an amazing evening at Cold Drinks Bar in San Francisco, CA. Alongside the amazing food and drink from Cold Drinks Bar were three beautiful scotches from Speyburn Distillery. What... Read more

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People just not ready to buy Vietnamese food like they buy burritos, owner of closed Cleveland Circle eatery says

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of the shuttered Sa Pa Vietnamese restaurant on Beacon Street in Cleveland Circle as a sit-down Asian restaurant with a bar.

Manager Frank Schillace said the previous "Chipotle-like" format, in which customers would order, cafeteria style, then find a seat, proved to be a money loser - $20,000 to $30,000 a month, he told the board at a hearing today.

Schillace said that, with the board's approval, the restaurant will re-open as Jade Monkey, would feature table service and would see the food line replaced with a bar. The restaurant already has a license to see beer, wine and liqueurs.

The addition of the bar would increase the restaurant's capacity from 32 to 49 seats, he said.

The board decides tomorrow whether to approve the changes.

No city officials spoke for or against the proposal.

Zagreb: A Rough Guide to Coffee and Food, Fall 2016 Edition

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I have taken a liking to Zagreb, since my first visit in 2014, and feel more comfortable with each annual visit I’ve made since then — I have my regular coffee and food spots I make the rounds of, and friends I visit.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

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Yes, I saw someone there have it when I went during dineLA to try their pho baguette.

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Jon and Vinny’s Excellent Adventure

by Garrett Snyder @ Los Angeles Magazine

Two best-friend chefs electrified L.A. with their cooking and built a food empire. Now what comes next?

The post Jon and Vinny’s Excellent Adventure appeared first on Los Angeles Magazine.

Cuối tuần xem gì, nghe gì ở Little Saigon?

Cuối tuần xem gì, nghe gì ở Little Saigon?

by Người Việt @ Nguoi Viet Online

Cuối tuần này, đến ngày 21 Tháng Giêng, khán giả Little Saigon sẽ xem hai bộ phim hành động, tình cảm, tâm lý, lịch sử “12 Strong,” “Den of Thieves.”

The post Cuối tuần xem gì, nghe gì ở Little Saigon? appeared first on Nguoi Viet Online.

Jacksonville Elite Event: Yelp’s Comfort Food Coma at Metro Diner

by Matthew Careccia @ Yelp

On back-to-back nights, Metro Diner (Southside & Ortega) graciously opened its doors to 60 lucky Yelp Elites. The six-course tasting menu ran through Metro’s versatile breakfast, lunch and dinner specials. Items served were Huevos Rancheros, Yo Hala On The Square, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Meatloaf Plate, and the Holy Davoli Burger. Although... Read more

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Eating & Drinking Denver, Colorado: Fall 2016 Edition

Eating & Drinking Denver, Colorado: Fall 2016 Edition


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Earlier this year our friends moved from Brooklyn to Denver, Colorado. This fall we had the chance to visit Denver so we could see their new lives and explore the Mile-High City for our first time. In just a few short days we ate and drank a bunch (shocker!); here are some of the spots we really enj

What to Eat in Birmingham

What to Eat in Birmingham


What to Eat in Birmingham

Our favorite foods at our favorite places in Birmingham, Alabama

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @bulavinaka @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@bulavinaka wrote:

In general, I think of ramen like cola and pho like lemon-lime soda.

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Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat for 2017 - Yelp

Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat for 2017 - Yelp


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We L-O-V-E to eat, and we’re passionate about great food. We know you are too! That’s why, every day, we work hard to make dining easier for our millions of users – they can order food for delivery or pickup through Yelp Eat24, or grab a table in advance using Yelp Reservations. Connecting people with... Read more

Eating Bangkok, Thailand, Fall 2016 Edition

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Bangkok has a street food life that doesn’t sleep. You can find vendors pretty much everywhere and at all hours selling savory foods, sweet foods, drinks and fruits. There are also many shophouses and trendy restaurants serving up Thai food. Opinions are to be had about whether street food or shophouses are better, but either way you won’t go hungry.

The Best Food and Drink Events in Kansas City This Weekend: Jan. 19-21

The Best Food and Drink Events in Kansas City This Weekend: Jan. 19-21

by pete.dulin@gmail.com (Pete Dulin) @ www.feastmagazine.com - RSS Results

Adult couples can learn to make wine, or kids can discover how to make amazing decorated cupcakes.

Keller Williams Red Day!

by The Noel Team @ The Noel Team

Our team had an amazing time participating in the Keller Williams Red Day! This year our office participated in a food drive to help our local food bank.

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This Snowy Getaway Is the Antidote to an Extra-Warm January

by Brittany Martin @ Los Angeles Magazine

The site of the ultimate Olympic qualifier is your perfect winter weekend

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New Vietnamese restaurant on Dot. Ave. rejected

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

In an unusual move, the Boston Licensing Board today rejected a couple's request to let them turn an old Chinese restaurant into a new Vietnamese place, because of the husband's criminal past and his failure to fully own up to it at a board hearing this week.

The board rarely turns down applications for simple food-serving licenses, such as the one sought for the proposed VN Express, which would have replaced China Pagoda at 1616 Dorchester Ave. in Fields Corner.

At a hearing on Wednesday, Khanh Nguyen said he and his wife, Nhung, wanted to serve Vietnamese and Chinese breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Nguyen worked at China Pagoda when it was cited for illegal gambling in March. When board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer asked for details about his criminal record, Nguyen said he had once been convicted for cocaine possession but that that was a long time ago.

But Timothy Golden, BPD District C-11's community services officer, who attended the hearing, said Nguyen had an extensive criminal record that included both drug and firearms offenses.

When Ferrer asked Nguyen again about his record, he admitted that he had also been convicted of illegal gun possession in 1991 or 1992, but that he had forgotten about that because it was a long time ago.

Board member Milton Wright, a retired judge, said "everyone is entitled to a second chance," but expressed concern that Nguyen had not mentioned the gun conviction.

In the couple's application, Nhung Nguyen, who has no record, was listed as the owner. Khanh Nguyen said he would work mainly as the cook.

Both Golden and the mayor's office opposed granting a license to the Nguyens, citing both the gambling citation at the former China Pagoda and Nguyen's record.

The restaurant would be "a bad fit for the neighborhood and could adversely affect the quality of life for the neighborhood," Golden said.

Dorchester restaurants in hot water over 'cold tea'

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

Two Vietnamese restaurants on Dorchester Avenue that don't have liquor licenses face possible sanctions after police found patrons drinking beer out of tea cups last month.

Tomorrow, meanwhile, the City Council could vote on a proposal by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy to let small restaurants in neighborhoods such as Dorchester legally let their customers bring in their own beer and wine. BYOB is currently illegal in Boston.

That measure, however, would come too late to help Thao Ngoc Restaurant, 1331 Dorchester Ave. and Tri Seafood Restaurant, 1616 Dorchester Ave.

A BPD detective and a licensing-board member both declared themselves "dumbfounded" that detectives caught patrons at Thao Ngoc drinking beer from stainless-steel teapots on Nov. 14, because that was the third time since August the restaurant has been cited.

Restaurant attorney Paul Gardner of Needham apologized, said the restaurant has put up a sign warning against BYOB and pleaded for leniency because the owner is just 28 and has only owned the restaurant since July 1.

Board member Keeanna Saxon, however, said that there's really not much of a learning curve in understanding that restaurants without alcohol licenses aren't supposed to let customers drink alcohol. That the beer was in teapots was "particularly deceptive," she said. She added she was also disturbed by another police citation for having a rear emergency exit blocked.

Tri Seafood attorney Carolyn Conway apologized profusely for that restaurant's second such violation - the same night. In addition to its owners, she came with the customer who snuck in a bottle of beer in his jacket, poured it into tea cups for himself and his dining companion, then brought the bottle outside to his car. The customer testified he waited until the waitress wasn't looking, then poured the beer into teacups. Their teapot actually contained hot tea.

"He understands he put us in a very bad situation," she said.

Conway said her clients have already begun meeting with neighbors about applying one of the new beer and wine licenses set aside for neighborhoods such as Dorchester.

In both cases, BPD Sgt. Det. William Mulvey said that he and another licensing detective performed inspections at the restaurants because of neighborhood complaints to District C-11 about possible alcohol consumption on their premises.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.

Trucks for Thursday 1/11/18

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

I haven't heard from any trucks, so I don't expect any on Bluffside Drive today.

The Flat-Out Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Denver

The Flat-Out Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Denver


DiningOut Denver/Boulder

The moment you’ve been waiting for is here: the everything-food-and-drink list to end all lists....

First Look: Silver Kati Opens In Pizitz Food Hall

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

When it comes to Indian food in Birmingham, we have long been fans of Silver Coin Restaurant. (There are some other good options too, but this one has always risen to the top of our list.) So we were delighted to learn that the Hoover restaurant was opening a concept in Pizitz Food Hall. Called Silver Kati, it brings some of the same flavors we love from Silver Coin, albeit in a food stall-sized version. We tried it out today on their first day of business. Nestled between Ghion Cultural Hall and Revelator, Silver Kati is the fourth restaurant by...

Trucks for Thursday 12/28/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on the schedule again today.  There probably won't be any until Tuesday 1/2/18.

Happy New Year!

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

Interesting. I saw that Dot Saigon had 4-star rating on Yelp with 71 reviews, which I found somewhat unusual for a food court shop, so I was going to investigate further. Good to get a data point from a trusted source. So they went from food truck to food court? Will have to check them out.

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Two Ethiopian Restaurants in Birmingham! Meet Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

If you would have told us at the start of 2017 that Birmingham would have not one, but two Ethiopian restaurants, we might not have believed it. But here we are, and we’re delighted to report that the second Ethiopian restaurant to open in the Magic City is another must-visit. Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean opened September 1. Nestled next to the new Halal Supermarket on Greensprings (which opened the same day), it’s a welcome new addition to our food landscape. (Ghion Cultural Hall, which opened in the Pizitz Food Hall in March, was the first Ethiopian to open in Birmingham.) We spent...

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @theoffalo The Offalo @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@theoffalo wrote:

Let’s say “Westside” is between Culver City and Santa Monica east to west, south to MDR, north to Brentwood/Westwood. This is the list I have currently, in no particular order:

Nong La
Phorage
Viet Noodle Bar
Mama Hong’s

I’ve had pho at Le Saigon, Pho Citi, Pho Show, i5 Pho, but didn’t find them particularly noteworthy, unless things have improved since a few years ago. Any other places worth checking out? How’s the pho at Eastborough?

Disclosure, this is research for a potential article. And that ain’t no joke. For pho sake…

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Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??


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Let’s say “Westside” is between Culver City and Santa Monica east to west, south to MDR, north to Brentwood/Westwood. This is the list I have currently, in no particular order: Nong La Phorage Viet Noodle Bar Mama Hong’s I’ve had pho at Le Saigon, Pho Citi, Pho Show, i5 Pho, but didn’t find them particularly noteworthy, unless things have improved since a few years ago. Any other places worth checking out? How’s the pho at Eastborough? Disclosure, this is research for a potential articl...

Trucks for Wednesday 11/22/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on the schedule for Bluffside Drive today.  The studio is closed tomorrow and Friday, so no trucks will be coming (though the theme park remains open).

Have a great Thanksgiving!


Trucks for Wednesday 12/27/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on the schedule for today.   😢

Sorry for the dearth of posts; there haven't been many trucks lately and I was out sick 12/19 - 12/21.  

Table: Restaurants that earned no worse than an ‘A’ - The Boston Globe

Table: Restaurants that earned no worse than an ‘A’ - The Boston Globe


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This chart shows Boston restaurants that earned no worse than an ‘A’ letter grade on recent food safety inspections conducted by city officials.

Rolled Ice Cream Comes To Birmingham

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

When it comes to ice cream concepts, we’re always game for testing. Most recently, this took us to Pelham, where the new Cream and Cones Ice Cream Lounge offers rolled ice cream. It’s the first brick and mortar rolled ice cream in the Birmingham Metro area. (There is a pop up with a similar concept, but we haven’t tried that yet.) So on a recent Wednesday afternoon we (Editor E and Foodie Jr.) drove down Highway 31 to the new shop. Located in a strip mall with a personal trainer (look away, personal trainer) and a cake shop/Italian takeaway (note for...

The Narrative Process - My Tech Munch Presentation

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Last Friday, I took part in a panel for the TechMunch Conference, a food blogger gathering, to discuss the narrative process. In it, Tricia Okin led a discussion with me, Liza de Guia of Food. Curated. And Kasey Hickey of Evernote Food about how each of us comes to the stories we publish.

Time limitations (and nerves) prevented me from hitting all my points, so I thought I'd post my whole planned talk here, after the jump.

Pho 79

by Samantha J. Grasso @ Vietnamese – Los Angeles Magazine

There was a pho 79 back in Saigon (the number referred to the street address), and those who remember that place find solace in the pho…

The post Pho 79 appeared first on Los Angeles Magazine.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @linus @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@linus wrote:

i’ve oft wondered why ramen is so popular and pho isn’t. young
foodies line up for the latest and greatest ramen, whatever the neighborhood.
pho doesn’t seem to have that sort of penetration.

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Dot Saigon, Santa Monica

Dot Saigon, Santa Monica


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Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @Nemroz @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@Nemroz wrote:

I’m usually fine with Nong La when I need a noodle soup fix, but I almost always end up ordering the bun bo hue instead of pho

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NOWFE Kicks Off Their Event Season With The Ella Brennan Award Gala

by Morgan Ford @ Yelp

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) is popping their first bottles of the year January 25, 2018 to honor Emeril Lagasse, a man of many talents including celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, television personality and philanthropist, with the 2018 Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award at a gala celebration held at The Ritz-Carlton... Read more

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UPDATE: Iconic Irish Pub Tom Bergin’s Reduces Hours, Future Uncertain

by Garrett Snyder @ Los Angeles Magazine

After slashing staff, hours, and its food menu, one of L.A.’s oldest bars appears to be in jeopardy

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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Los Angeles

by Garrett Snyder @ Los Angeles Magazine

What’s the best thing to make for Christmas dinner?
 Reservations

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Trucks for Thursday 10/19/17

by noreply@blogger.com (Cindy Peters ) @ Universal Food Trucks

No trucks on Bluffside Drive today.

Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

by @bulavinaka @ Yes, yes, I should drive to OC or SGV, but what's the best or at least decent pho on the Westside? ? ? ? ??

@bulavinaka wrote:

I think the whole approach to each is on different timelines too. Ramen was - eh - ramen until the “these guys are from Japan and slingin’ ramen pretty much like it is done in Japan” evolution. Japanese food in general was pretty humble stuff, as were most of the Japanese immigrants. As the salary man started setting up shop here, the specialists followed. Couple that with the increase in appreciation for better food, and the scene got better.

Examples of Vietnamese cuisine - most of it - are still pretty humble stuff - as are the the bulk of immigrants. But the subsequent generations have shown an appreciation for their culture by way of the food, and some really interesting AND tasty stuff has already hit the scene and I am sure will continue. The dynamics of cultural pressure on the children to excel in school and seek out a profession is a huge restraint on the trajectory though.

The Latino community has already experienced a food evolution as well. The angle of approach is a little different, but with so many Latinos in the food industry for the past multiple decades, greatness was destined to happen. I recall mentioning this on CH - it didn’t take a fortune teller to call this one.

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We’re moving to Pittsburgh but the blog will live on, and how we all ate our feelings and worked on the transition at Big Spoon Creamery

by deepsouthfoodie @ What to Eat in Birmingham

I’ve been agonizing for weeks about how to write this post. Finally, I decided to just come out with the crux of the matter in the title: we are leaving Birmingham. This move is bittersweet for us. We love Birmingham and the community of friends, including many close foodie friends, we’ve made here. The reason for the move is an exciting job opportunity for me, and the decision was a difficult one. But it’s all set-we leave July 31. We’ve been slowly telling people – mostly close friends and colleagues – about the move over the last several weeks. Usually...

Saigon’s Sandwiches & Bakery

by Allison Ildefonso @ Vietnamese – Los Angeles Magazine

At $2.75 a sandwich, it’s a good price for the skateboarder who rolls in for lunch

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Drinking Bangkok, Thailand: Cocktails, Fall 2016 Edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

While we primarily ate on the streets, Bangkok is also a cosmopolitan world city — you can eat Thai food at fancy places, spend the evening at a wine bar, or have a nightcap at one of the many cocktail bars.

Just announced: The restaurant line up for Taste of Cincinnati

Just announced: The restaurant line up for Taste of Cincinnati

by Alex Reilly @ Foodie Blog - Cincinnati People

New restaurants and food trucks will dot the new location of Taste of Cincinnati over Memorial Day weekend. In all, more than 250 menu items will be available, ranging from casual fare to fine dining.

The Best Food and Drink Events in St. Louis This Weekend: Jan. 19-21

The Best Food and Drink Events in St. Louis This Weekend: Jan. 19-21

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Pretend you're on a beach at a winter luau, drink beer for a good cause or get your fill of seafood this weekend.

Pho restaurant in Fields Corner could have its liquor license taken away because it keeps staying open too late

by adamg @ Vietnamese food

The Boston Licensing Board this week will decide whether to revoke Pho So 1's liquor license - or possibly even shut the restaurant completely - because police keep finding it open and serving beer way after its licensed 10 p.m. closing time.

The board this morning held a hearing on the restaurant's fifth after-hours violation in seven months. With the aid of an interpreter, owner Huy Nguyen said he gets it this time - and recently installed a large sign warning patrons they have to be out by 10 p.m.

But board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said Nguyen claimed to have gotten it at past hearings, as well, and asked Nguyen if he keeps staying open late because of "an inability to conduct your licensed premise within the law" or because of "an unwillingness" to do so.

One regular patron, Henry Wessmann, who said he has dinner at Pho So 1 at least once a week, pleaded for mercy.

He said board members and other non-Vietnamese people just can't understand the tightness of Vietnamese culture and said that's caused the clash with city of Boston licensing requirements. As an example, he said one of the earlier violations was for a birthday party that went late.

And the things Nguyen has gone through as a refugee, well, those are "things we don't understand," Wessmann said.

Wessmann, a lifelong Dorchester resident, said Nguyen is a hard worker who has helped revive Fields Corner from its "pretty seedy" past.

Now, he said, Nguyen "gets it - he's scared [of losing his business]."

"We were given that reassurance the second time," when Nguyen's son testified for him, Pulgini answered.

BPD Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said he and his partner were driving in the area of Adams Street and Dorchester Avenue shortly before midnight on Feb. 8, when they noticed the lights and TV still on at Pho So 1. They stopped to investigate and found three patrons inside, at least two with full bottles of beer.

When they reminded Nguyen of his legal closing time and asked him to escort the patrons out, he refused, Mulvey said, adding one of the patrons began swearing and yelling at the officers.

After his testimony, Pulgini asked Nguyen for his side. When he started talking about 1975, though, Pulgini cut him off and asked for an explanation of the specific incident. Before he could answer, though, Mulvey showed him a picture of the alleged swearing guy, whom he said was involved in past after-hours yelling and swearing as well.

Nguyen said that the man was his brother and that it was Mulvey who started the argument with him - which Mulvey denied.

"He's trying to obey the law [now]," his interpreter said. Pulgini answered, "I've heard that before. This isn't an isolated issue."

At a meeting Thursday, the board could revoke Pho So 1's liquor license, which would let it continue to serve food, revoke the food-serving license as well or order the restaurant shut for several days as punishment.

Best Cheesy Food Truck: Ms. Cheezious | Best of Miami® 2011: Your Key to the City

Best Cheesy Food Truck: Ms. Cheezious | Best of Miami® 2011: Your Key to the City


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Dear Ms. Cheezious: We're a little embarrassed. It's been a really long time since we were crushing bad enough to write an anonymous love letter. But we...

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