:) = Great location in town, right near the heart of East Atlanta Village. Super chill and laid-back atmosphere and staff. High chairs. Awesome large, screened in patio that's perfect for meals with messy toddlers. Menu offering just the right amount of Vietnamese staples that would satisfy any basic Vietnamese food cravings, including authentic-tasting pho served in three different sized bowls (small, medium, or large) and numbered just like you're on BuHi - because it ain't real pho if you can't order it using a number, a letter, or both.
:( = This Vietnamese food is much pricier than what you'll find on Buford Highway or outside the perimeter. Also, when evening falls, they put candles on the tables. Be prepared to do some damage control. And there's no dessert menu.
Notes: According to Mommy and Daddy, So Ba has an inventive cocktail menu that includes a delicious Ginger Lime Margarita and tequila-based Jackfruit Martini garnished with fresh jackfruit slices. (We don't know what all this means, but we're just passing the word along because Mommy told us to.)
|"You need to prepare your chopsticks before digging into a big bowl of pho. Watch and learn."|
Our cousin, Junior Foodie MJ, met us in East Atlanta Village, and we all arrived at So Ba around 6:15 PM to find it quite empty. We headed straight for the patio. So Ba's patio is perfect for toddler hangout time: spacious and screened, with a huge colorful mural on the wall. Our server came by right away with water in to-go cups with lids, and Mommy went right ahead and ordered some appetizers: Goi Cuon Thit Nuong (rice paper wrapped spring rolls filled with charbroiled pork, fresh lettuce, and vermicelli) and Dau Hu Rang Mui (salt and pepper fried tofu tossed with sautéed onions and peppers). The tofu was a little bit spicy, but Mommy loved it. She went on and on about how it wasn't soggy or too salty.
|"Check out my double spring roll move!"|
|"Bottoms up, guys!"|
|"Let's make a deal: I'll trade you one bite of my banana chip for one bite of your lemon sorbet."|
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