| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:26 AM
We’ve got nothing against DJs. We’ve got friends who are DJs. I think my son’s old orthodontist used to be a DJ. But, man, you can’t turn around without tripping over one this week. Here’s some stuff to do that has nothing to...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
I wanted a bowl of soup. Day 17 of the never-ending cold everyone's had, and I needed pho. Like the big, steaming bowls of spice-scented broth filled with long rice noodles and topped with fresh herbs that I used to slurp 30 years ago at a restaurant...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The third time is the charm — at least that's what fans of Saigon Remembered are hoping.
Originally located on Belair Road, then on York Road in Govans, Saigon Remembered closed its doors in 2011. But the restaurant reopened last month in the...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam’s richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and pun-ny T-shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in...
| Apr 3, 2013
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world.
Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:59 AM
Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce over Gnocchi
2 packages (16 oz. each) whole wheat gnocchi
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 ¼ cups chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons very finely minced fresh rosemary
1 ½ cups fat free, less...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
April 30th marked the 36th anniversary of the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. Last Men Out recreates that harrowing 24-hour period in dramatic,...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Saigon Sisters Restaurant
567 W. Lake Street
To read more about the restaurant:
4 oz oyster sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs fish sauce
5 grinds black pepper...
| Mar 24, 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — By the time my plane landed here, my travel companion, Vung Nguyen, 22 years my junior and a Vietnamese native, was already waiting for me at the hotel pool with her 5-year-old niece. They had brought me a gift from the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 3:37 PM
HO CHI MINH CITY -- A Vietnamese man is recovering in the intensive care unit Friday, a day after surgery that completely removed from his right leg a tumor twice his body weight, according to the hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
The growing tumor had...