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The Asian influence in EaDo is alive and well at Café Th (2108 Pease St.). Whether it’s the Café Sudat (chicory coffee with condensed milk) or the Bánh mì thit (baguette with grilled meat), you can’t go wrong. Another Vietnamese standout is Huynh Restaurant (912 St Emanuel St.), which does big business for lunch, but also offers dinner and is BYOB. Try the Phoenix chicken or duck salad. The beef or chicken pho should also be on your radar.
At Long Sing Supermarket (2017 Walker St.), they’re serving up Chinese barbecue to the masses from an unassuming storefront. Anna Woo, daughter of the 30-year owners, says that online reviews have brought in a new generation of customers. For a delicious change of pace, hit the Cajun Stop (2130 Jefferson St.), where the po-boys make a claim for supremacy in Houston (it’s the bread, but don’t ask owner and former Louisiana resident Lisa Carnley for her secret because she’s not telling).
Call ahead for your order at Sparkle’s Hamburger Spot (1515 Dowling St.) and bring a big appetite because the burgers could never be called small. Little Woodrows (2019 Walker St.), and Lucky’s Pub (801 St. Emanuel St.) are especially lively on Dynamo game days when everybody looks good in orange after a few beers.