This will probably be moved to another board by those eagle-eyed moderators, but because so much attention has been lavished on pho in Chicago, anyone with the least interest in the topic should take a look at the linked article from the New York Times. (You have to register, but it's free and very quick). It is by the venerable R.W. Apple, Jr., who returns to Vietnam (he covered the war in the mid-1960s) and provides a wonderful essay on the subject. Happy reading!