This is the first of what we hope to be a semi-regular feature here at the City of Ate, in which we talk to restaurant owners one year out (or there about) to see how the restaurant business is treating them.
We interviewed Khanh Nguyen of DaLat when he first opened his late night pho spot on Fitz ... More >>
When I reviewed Dalat this summer, I loved the concept of a late-night pho restaurant close to downtown but had problems with the consistency of the food I was served. My pho was salty one day and bland the next, and noodles that were consistently over-cooked would break apart when grabbed them with ... More >>
Khanh Nguyen had a successful career as a local attorney when he decided to take a little time off, a sabbatical of sorts, between projects. During that time, he immersed himself in traditional Vietnamese cooking, spending months trying to perfect various recipes, mainly concentrating on pho, which ... More >>
DaLat, Dallas' newest Vietnamese spot, held its soft opening over the weekend -- without booze, sadly. Not the ideal situation, but owner Khanh Nguyen should be securing the restaurant's liquor license soon, at which point those bar seats should fill up even faster.
But don't fret, lushes, there's ... More >>
Call me Nancy NosyPants. I was driving past the building that used to house RedFork on Fitzhugh the other day and noticed some sweaty manbeasts covered in drywall dust. I stopped, sauntered inside and, as luck would have it, Khanh Nguyen appeared. Nguyen was busy, but he stopped for long enough to t ... More >>