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  1. chefs to watch
    Ha’s Dac Biet Is a Pop-up With PanacheAnthony Ha and Sadie Mae Burns are making a name for themselves and their brand of “Vietnamese bistro” cooking.
  2. first taste
    Two Hanoi House Vets Are Bringing Vietnamese Classics to the Upper West SideBánh Vietnamese Shop House makes destination bánh mìs and more.
  3. go eat this
    Vietnamese ‘Rice Muffins’ Might Be My New Favorite FoodAt Di An Di, banh can are the star of the brand-new lunch menu.
  4. good tidings
    There’s Never Been a Better Time to Eat Vietnamese Food in New York — Here’s WhyThe past few years have seen the opening of a slew of distinctive and ambitious restaurants.
  5. chef shuffles
    Chef John Nguyen Has Left Hanoi HouseHe’s going to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong.
  6. restaurant review
    Review: The Cooking at Hanoi House Tastes Fresh, Homespun, and InventiveChef John Nguyen has a knack for imbuing familiar recipes with a combination of elegance, integrity, and first-class cooking technique.
  7. the dish
    The Vietnamese Sundaes at Hanoi House Are So AddictiveAn inspired version of chè, layered with black-sesame ice cream
  8. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Vietnamese Restaurants in New YorkIt appears that a new era of congeelike chao, turmeric-oil-stained catfish, and pillowy, empanada-like bánh gi is upon us.
  9. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bánh Mì in New YorkSix versions of the classic sandwich that are a cut above the rest.
  10. Rise and Shine
    A Full Look at Mission Cantina’s New Vietnamese BreakfastLamb pho, duck porridge, and broken rice.
  11. Reopenings
    Nightingale 9 Reopens Tonight, With Exciting New DishesWelcome back!
  12. Relocations
    BEP Vietnamese Kitchen Moving to Daily Dose on May 19Connie Tran will stay Downtown through summer.
  13. Openings
    First Look at Falansai, Now Serving Lemongrass Pork Chops and Mango Panna CottaThe Vietnamese street food restaurant is now serving spring rolls and pouring Riesling.
  14. Empire Building
    9021Pho Franchising, Expects Four More Locations in L.A. This YearKimmy Tang is branching out across the country with her healthy-leaning Vietnamese concept.
  15. Openings
    5i Indochine Brings Dim Sum and More Pho To Culver CityThe restaurant features a mish-mash of Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese dishes.
  16. Lists
    Little Saigon’s Top Sixteen RestaurantsWhere to find oxtail and goji berry soup and Central Vietnamese cuisine attached to a Riverside farm.
  17. Battle: Banh Mi
    Che Cali and Lee’s Become The Philippe’s and Cole’s of Banh MiA fight is on over Vietnamese sandwiches in Fullerton.
  18. Let’s Do Lunch
    Mr. Baguette Serving Banh Mi and Pho To DowntownThe Rosemead favorite is only open for lunch and breakfast during the weekdays.
  19. Leftovers
    Ikemen Ramen Opens in Little Tokyo; Where to Find The SGV’s ‘Best Buns’That’s pulled pork bao we’re talking about, not the ones at L.A. Fitness.
  20. Empire Building
    Tip Top Sandwiches Expanding To Fountain ValleyBut why are these bastions of banh mi still eluding the city?
  21. Next Door by Josie
    Duck Confit Banh Mi Coming Back to Next Door by JosieThe chef will offer her incredible sandwich just once a week on “Banh Mi Sundays.”
  22. Sweet Stuff
    Chè Chè Chè Serving Sweets Beside Brodard in Little SaigonIn addition to its eponymous chilled desserts, the Little Saigon shop offers roast pork balls and chicken rice.
  23. Empire Building
    Pho Show Expanding To Redondo BeachDespite mixed reviews, the restaurant just might thrive in this pho-deprived stretch of The PCH.
  24. Coming Soon
    Jean-Francois Meteigner on Tour of Duty in VietnamThe La Cachette chef-owner will return to L.A. in a year to bring his French-Asian fusion to a small restaurant.
  25. Vietnamese
    Finding The City’s Best PhoPho Filet earns the top spot for its filet mignon pho.
  26. Openings
    Take a Look at Bia, Williamsburg’s New Vietnamese Roadhouse BarPouring beer, wine, and cocktails now, with banh mi and pho coming soon.
  27. Totally Worth the Drive
    Totally Worth The Drive: Mai’s Duck Confit Banh Mi at Next Door by JosieJose Le Balch calls it “the best banh mi in town;” strong fighting words in a town where everyone has a high and low-end favorite.
  28. Temporary Closures
    Bun Soho Is ‘Temporarily Closed’Shutters are down and the number is disconnected — doesn’t seem so temporary.
  29. Openings
    Orris Reopens as Spaghetti House by Orris; Nong Lá Bringing Vietnamese toWith Nina’s, Plan Check, Nong La, and this new entry opening, the flavor profile is changing on Japanese-heavy Sawtelle.
  30. The Other Critics
    Virbila Nearly Overdoses on Bäco Mercat; Gold Gets Deep on Josef CentenoBoth critics love the breadth and invention at the new Downtown home of the chef’s bäco.
  31. Openings
    Vien Cafe Brings Viet Eats to Kosher CorridorThe prices would even be acceptable in Westminster, but will be welcomed even more on the Westside.
  32. Openings
    Pho Citi Finally Serving DowntownThe 24/7 noodle chain’s flagship location debuts with new bakery.
  33. The Other Critics
    Burum Bites Banh Khoai in O.C.; Gold Salutes SottoLinda Burum thoroughly explores Orange County’s Central Vietnamese scene.
  34. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Saigon Noodle House Takes The Night Shift at Larchmont LarderPhuong Tran, the former chef of Long Beach’s Benley, has a three-month pop-up specializing in his pho and bahn mi.
  35. The Other Critics
    Gold Grows to Love Night + Market; Virbila Charmed at Pizzeria Il FicoThe L.A. Weekly critic also praises Church & State chef Jeremy Berlin.
  36. Mediavore
    Jerry Brown Frees Food Stamps From Finger Print Scans; The Five Best IPAsThe Governor eradicates some of the tougher requirements for food stamp users.
  37. Openings
    French-Viet Le Cellier Opening in VeniceThe new Indochine project comes from the union of partners at Hinano and China Beach.
  38. The Great Outdoors
    Tiato Joins The Beer Garden Club With Shark Sliders and Vietnamese BrewThe herb garden will feature 20 Asian and German drafts every Friday evening through September.
  39. Strip Search
    Strip Search: 9000 Block of Bolsa Ave. Little Saigon, WestminsterWhere to find Northern Viet specialties, hot loaves of stunning tofu, and the intimidating delicacy balut in Orange County.
  40. Mediavore
    E. Coli Outbreak Kills Fourteen in Europe; Food Prices Trouble VenezuelaPoor citizens of the South American nation are spending half of their salaries on food.
  41. Crime Scenes
    Garden Grove Seeks To Control Its Lingerie CafesThink Royal/T with better coffee and without the thin veneer of “cosplay.”
  42. Empire Building
    Pho Citi Opening in Downtown, With A BakeryThe 24/7 Vietnamese franchise should lure in some Downtown night-owls, even if it won’t threaten Starry Kitchen’s creations or Mendocino Farms’ banh mi.
  43. Mediavore
    Flavor Flav Sued Over Fried Chicken; Compartes Chocolatier Partners With FaithSo far, chocolate maker Jonathan Graham has donated over 5,000 boxes of chocolate nuts to the island nation’s shelters.
  44. The Other Critics
    Gold Meets The Noodle Guy; Merrill Shindler Chooses Chun ChonThe L.A. Weekly critic also takes a first bite at Ray’s and declares Morningstar the current market menu master.
  45. Strip Search
    Strip Search: Santa Monica Blvd. & Federal Ave., West L.A.Where to get inexpensive, dedicated sushi, homey Thai, and the Westside’s best Vietnamese restaurant won Santa Monica Blvd.
  46. The Other Critics
    Virbila Slams The Cooking at Craig’s; Brad A. Johnson Loves LukshonL.A. Times is more charmed by the man than the menu at Craig Susser’s new industry hot-spot.
  47. Strip Search
    Strip Search: Avenues 56 to 61, Highland ParkWhere to find great tacos, Vietnamese-American comfort food, and an old-school pizza parlor in Northeast L.A.
  48. Lists
    Nicky’s Fails to Make Best Bánh Mì List, Opens Nicky’s PhoThe best bánh mì in the country, plus an East Village newcomer.
  49. Strip Search
    Strip Search: Sunset Blvd., Silver LakeWhere to find ceviche, Vietnamese, and Southwest-influence Mexican cuisine in the bulls-eye of hipsterdom.
  50. Slideshows
    A Look at Red Medicine’s Reimagined Vietnamese Cooking, Now Open on WilshireThe Per Se and Alinea vet finally opens his “homage to our favorite little Vietnamese spot” and it’s worth the wait.
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