I always feel torn suggesting a place to eat. Part of me LOVES sharing a great place because I like the idea of someone else appreciating what I enjoyed in this lovely world of those who love and appreciate good food. But then the selfish, jealous part of me rears its head and I worry that my new-found joy will be ruined by being too busy for me to get in again. Add to that the fear that someone will hate what I recommended, you can imagine the neurosis that ensues. What's a girl-obsessed-with-food to do?
Share, of course. I can't shut-up about food, so I'm my own jealous-self's worst enemy in this instance. Luke and I tried Ngon's Vietnamese Bistro in Frogtown (University & Avon) tonight (it was "date night") and we both loved it. Started with the rabbit dumpling and pork fried eggrolls (I had their cask-conditioned ale - Luke had a Surly Furious). Delish.
I had the Oxtail Pho and loved it - rich, complex, fresh flavor that can't be beat. And even though I at like mad, I brought home nearly a full pint of Pho to be consumed as a yummy lunch tomorrow.
Finished with chocolate ice cream cheesecake and Vietnamese coffee - neither of which we were really hungry for, but we just couldn't resist. The cheesecake tasted like light, creamy, chocolate ice cream with a touch of "tang" and a lovely sweet crunchy graham crust.
In addition to the delicious food, Ngon's appeals specifically to the locavore in us all (at least I hope we all have a locavore inside of us): they use organic and local food whenever possible. Go social-conscientiousness!
An aside: So sorry for the lack of posting. This is why blogging and I aren't close friends, I neglect her and she gets all moody and withdrawn from loneliness. Don't worry though, we went out for coffee and patched it up.