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Vietvana, a modern Vietnamese restaurant serving pho and banh mi, will open on East College Avenue in Avondale Estates on August 16.
You should be so lucky to get an invitation to dinner at the Pecous’. Jamila Crawford Pecou—a vegan for 25 years—has cooked for Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, and André 3000. Fahamu Pecou, who received his Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute for the Liberal Arts in May, explores black male identity through the prism of fine art.
This summer, Alex Kinjo will open food stall Pho Nam in the spot formerly home to Nature’s Garden Express in Krog Street Market. Then in September, he’s planning to bring his popular Vietnamese spot Nam, which closed in Midtown in 2011, to Sandy Springs.
Ask anyone pho lover which restaurant makes the very best Vietnamese soup on Buford Highway, and you are bound to get a dozen different answers. The usual suspects Pho Dai Loi, Nam Phuong, and Lee's Bakery are all solid choices, but my current favorite is I Luv Pho, which has been quietly serving unbelievable pho for years.
At Le Fat, Guy Wong’s new Vietnamese restaurant, the design, inspired by the French colonial era, hits you the minute you walk in. The vintage signs convey an ornate Eurasian elegance, and the two rooms are painted the cool colors (particularly a muted green with pops of red) you find where it’s hot.
What food comforts in winter more than soup? It’s the universal restorative. But among the world’s goulashes, stews, and minestrones, the Asian traditions of soup may be the ideal one-bowl meals. Their fragrant, nutritious broths soothe and energize. These four bowls never fail to warm the stomach and heart.