The North Market's beloved and popular Vietnamese counter eatery called Lac Viet has opened up a full service restaurant out on Bethel Rd. called ... Lac Viet (if it ain't broke, I suppose).

On the left side of its one-page menu Lac II offers some of the same stuff that made its first shop semi-famous, but on the right are a few newbies--those are what interested me.

Pictured above are: Top-Cha ca Thang Long, like Vietnamese fish-n-chips;

Bottom: Banh mi pho bo, like a colonial French dip.

I've liked most everything I've tried here--expect a full review soon.