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Viet Bites, which happens to be both delicious and the only game in town for Vietnamese food in Denton, is continuing its rapid takeover of Little D by opening a second location last week. The new spot, which is situated directly adjacent to the famous Fry Street bar strip across from the UNT campus, hopes to appeal to the late-night drinking crowd with fast counter service and by remaining open on weekends into the wee small hours of the night. Honestly, we can't think of a better way to soothe a night of heavy drinking than a giant bowl of pho at 3 a.m. There's also a pretty decent selection of Asian beers including Tiger, Singha, Hue and Asahi Black.
A unique aspect of Viet Bites II's menu we haven't seen before is that the chicken and pork (utilized for its rice, noodle and salad bowls) are shaved off two vertical rotisserie broilers — also known as "meat tornadoes" — with an electric knife, which is basically the same setup you'd find in restaurant specializing in gyros, shawarma or even tacos de trompo. This has the effect of making the whole restaurant smell faintly like you're sitting inside a bowl of roasted pork vermicelli, which we're really not prepared to complain about.