Several of us are going to take advantage of a work-free weekday to try Viet Royale, in the Eden Center. I have half a dozen recommendations from a Vietnamese co-worker who proclaims it his family's favorite and we can arm-wrestle or roll dice for the rest.
6767 Wilson Blvd (Eden Center close to 4 Sisters/Huong Viet)
11:00 am, Friday Dec 24.
Email me (email is in the header) if you are able to join us.
With any luck, the early time will spare us from the mayhem of the parking lot.
The usual chow lunch etiquette applies:
Bring cash (unless we go insane, the tab is unlikely to be over $30/each, more likely low to mid 20s).
We'll order about 10-15 minutes after the official start.
Late-comers should phone (you'll get my cell phone number when you email me to confirm that you're coming and the size of your party) so we order enough.
Late-comers also get to eat whatever the rest of us ordered.
If you bring your kids, be prepared to remove them if they get disruptive. We have one five year-old attendee so far. If you want to embarass your non-chow spouse or SO into trying foods, we can seat them near the five year-old.