Damon found a little hole in the wall that apparently has huge lines of teens waiting to get in on the weekends. It was going to be a complete experiment, but I've actually been there:
Vien Huong at 712 Franklin, next to the Long Pat market.
They primarily have noodle soups, although some of the rice plates have looked good. Tasty and astonishingly cheap (most of the soups are $4.15).
As always, rsvp if you want the group to wait for you. We'll gather outside (or try to, it's a crowded area) at or just before noon.
Oh: I chose Wednesday for this lunch, instead of Friday. Why? (1) change of pace, might get some new faces. (2) Thu/Fri tend to be more crowded lunch days. (3) some people work in places where either groups of coworkers go out together on Fridays, or things tend to get hectic (hard to put lunch over work!). And finally, the greedy reason: (4) Mi Casa is best on Fridays, and I'm starting to miss it!