Bites 2013: Grilled Beef ribs
It's a beautiful plate, this one full of mounded rice in one corner, some sliced tomatoes and cucumbers in another, and a side of clear, thin, tangy lemon sauce in the middle. And completing the picture? Two long squares of deeply charred meat topped with little curls of scallions and floral juices. ($10.95)
Look to Lemongrass Bistro for standout Vietnamese in an area dominated by chain outfits. Its dishes are both beautiful and fragrant, with mint, basil and cilantro greeting you at the door. Get the unique beef lemon appetizer or the classic pho (rice noodles and brisket). Then dive into a bun noodle bowl with chicken, beef, pork or tofu.