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In the news: Nam Phuong opens second location, El Escórpion opens in midtown

Ba vi or "three delights" appetizer from Nam Phuong

Ba vi or "three delights" appetizer from Nam Phuong

Popular Vietnamese eatery Nam Phuong has opened a second location off Buford Highway. Opened since May 23, the restaurant has taken over the space that was Pho No.1, a Vietnamese restaurant that specialized in noodle soups. This second location purportedly features a smaller menu than its original Norcross location.

4051 Buford Highway, Atlanta. 404-633-2400.

In other news:

Website What Now Atlanta has reported that El Escórpion Tequila Bar and Cantina has opened in the midtown spot that was previously 5th Street Cafe — a short-lived venture by Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia. The restaurant is the brainchild of chef/restaurateur Riccardo Ullio who is known for his long-running Inman Park Italian eateries — Sotto Sotto and Fritti.

800 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. 678-666-1468

Blogger ChowDownAtlanta has posted about a new Taiwanese tea and snack house called Mr. Tea House. According to the post, the restaurant offers bubble tea, Korean milk toast with a variety of spreads, a meat/seafood/vegetable hot pot, and combination plates resembling Bento boxes. The tea house is located in a small strip mall next to SunO, a Korean ice cream shop and café.

2570 Pleasant Hill Road #104, Duluth. 678-900-9728

ChowDownAtlanta has also posted that Nam San Gol, a Korean restaurant serving barbecue and soondubu (tofu soups) has opened in the Great Wall Supermarket plaza.

2300 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-623-1789.

Georgia Asian Times has reported that Lee’s Bakery, a Chamblee Vietnamese restaurant, has opened a second place named Huong Lan in the Assi Market Plaza off Pleasant Hill Road. Banh mi sandwiches, vermicelli noodle and rice dishes — offered at the original location — are now served at the Duluth food court location.

1630 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 678-395-5587.

And speaking of the Assi Market, Knife and Fork’s Christiane Lauterbach has written up Lana’s Express, a Russian food stall recently opened by ethnic Koreans from Tajikistan. Lauterbach states the proprietors do all their “baking from scratch” and the hot borscht is “the best and most abundant in the city.”

1630 Pleasant Hill Road in Assi Plaza, Duluth.

Credit: Becky Stein

Credit: Becky Stein

The folks over at Fox Bros Barbecue have opened Big Tex Cantina, a Tex-Mex themed restaurant located in Decatur. Check out photographer Broderick Smylie’s drool-inducing photos on his website Savory Exposure.

308 W Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite I, Decatur. 404-377-3939.

A stylish promotional video of Miso Izakaya has popped up in the web-o-sphere. Check out the Youtube video here.

Gene Lee, International Cuisine

Gene Lee, International Cuisine

- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

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June 2nd, 2011
3:04 pm

I’ve been going to the Lee’s Bakery in Duluth for over a month now. Their bahn mi’s are excellent.