A day that includes Vietnamese food is 9 times out of 10 a remarkable day. And because you can never have enough remarkable days, I want to share with you my local Vietnamese haunts:
Pho Cafe, Silverlake.
Also popularly referred to as Hipster Pho due to the almost intimidatingly hip clientele. But really this place is no nonsense solid pho, vermicelli bowls, and spring rolls. It's cash only (and I never have cash (word the wise if you're thinking about robbing me!)), otherwise it is my favorite place to eat, and it stays open until midnight every night.
Viet Noodle Bar, Atwater Village (pictured above)
A bit pricey, but the soy skin noodle bowl is worth the money. Big community tables with free wifi make this place a study hall in paradise.
Full menu with dinner entrees. My go-to is always the Gingergrass tofu plate with sauteed bokchoy. I recommend this place for a casual dinner date, you can walk to one of the nearby bars afterwards.
Cheers to remarkable days!