Food & Drink

Luxe Vietnamese on S 1st

Chioco Design (Lavaca Teppan, Galaxy Cafe, Star Bar) have completely revamped the old Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse into a haute-cozy haven for chef-prepared Vietnamese cuisine and French pastries. The culinary reins are held by the Perla's/Lambert's team, with standouts like the House Specialty banh mi (chicken liver mousse, pork pate, roasted pork), remarkably luxe phos (fillers include braised McAllen short rib, Dungeness crab), and pidgins like crepes with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, herbs, and nuoc cham ("Nuoc-nuoc" "Who's there?" "Um, I'm a fish sauce").