I've been to Lac Viet, which is pretty and I love... had some savory duck soup - probably a variety of pho but spicy and dark broth... I need to figure out what to order and where to go to get that soup that has the cinnamony spiced broth (often clear-ish at the top but dark, savory and gorgeous at the bottom).
I'll be dining alone - but that hasn't stopped me before. Where besides Lac Viet in that general neck of the woods (within a couple miles of Colonial Dr./17-92 intersection) would you recommend? And is there anything good north farther - up as far as Altamonte Springs (which would be geographically more convenient - I'll still go to one of the places in the main Vietnamese neighborhood)?