The brainchild of a Manhattan-turned-local trio (Blue Piano, Setai, Four Seasons) still claiming a "heavy schmear of NYC swagger", Phuc Yea!, opening next Thursday, is a name you should say as much as possible as it sporadically stages 36-seat Vietnamese dinner takeovers of Downtown's Crown Bistro (which'll still be doing lunch), during which they'll roll in temp decor like brightly colored panels/curtains and family photos from the '50s and '60s, a time when men were men, and women were too busy sleeping with John F. Kennedy to pose for photos
The weekly menu'll rotate in "regionally traditional fare that you don't traditionally find anywhere else" in the form of 12-15 shared small plates including Cha Gio rolls stuffed with pork, crab, shrimp, and glass noodles, Heo Xao Chua Ngot (sweet 'n sour chicharrones/ crispy pork belly/ pineapples/ pickled onions), and spicy steamed mussels with lemongrass, beer, chiles, crusty bread, and herb butter, which can't believe it's not butter, even though it's definitely butter...man, this butter is stoned. Larger dishes'll bring Mama's Wonton soup (actually made by one of the owner's moms!), BBQ Brisket wrapped in homemade pickles, and Five-Spice Pork Belly, which's presumably Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby, and Posh trying to have sex with a Hype Williams VHS. What else could it be?
Phuc'll also stock a heady lineup of homemade beverages along with craft beers and German wines, as well as play jams from their favorite '90s hip-hoppers and '80s hair bands, that rare breed of women who managed to pose for pictures and sleep with everyone. Wait, Queen is dudes?