Whether you’re warding off a hangover or just need a good meal, Vietnamese pho and bun (vermicelli noodles) will cure anything that ails you. Bistro B on Walnut Lane is sort of like pho, in that it’s pretty much good any time of the day. At 12 p.m., folks flock to the restaurant after church or with their families for a filling lunch that won’t destroy a budget or one’s waistline.
If you come a little earlier, around 11 a.m., you’ll get to witness a truly special part of Vietnamese culture. A bundle of incense in hand, Bistro B owner Michael Dang prays over the restaurant and purifies the space with smoke from the burning incense. Eater photographer Kathy Tran was on hand to catch the scene.