In this week's Advocate, Ian McNulty notes that "it seems like Vietnamese flavors are coming at us from every corner. Lately, they've been coming from many different perspectives as well," including the latest openings of Mint Modern on Freret and MoPho in Mid City. Yes, the past couple of years have given rise to a new wave of Vietnamese joints that are switching things up a bit. They're quick, casual, sleek, fun, run by primarily a younger-generation of restaurateurs and located all over the city. Here now, in regards to all the steamy newcomers, is Eater Nola's Pho Heatmap.
Before anybody gets all cray, please keep in mind, these aren't the conventional pho favorites, such as Tan Dinh and Pho Tau Bay, or even Pho Ga Quong Minh, where the duck soup is one of the Westbank's best kept secrets. These restaurants have all opened in the past year (some a tad longer), and are part of a growing trend of not-so-traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
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