Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tip o' the Cap: Lemongrass

Posted By on Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 3:49 PM

Tip o' the Cap is a regular feature showcasing the newest capsule reviews. Check back often to see what's opened recently and what's new at some of your old favorites. You can browse more than 350 capsule reviews here.

Lemongrass 3161 S Grand Boulevard, 314-664-6702. Lemongrass has an attractive new home -- check out the silhouettes of lemongrass stalks projected on the walls -- but it remains one of the best values along South Grand. Its cafe sua da (iced coffee) is without doubt the strongest and sweetest. The lengthy menu offers the familiar (spring rolls and pho), the hearty (try com thit nuong dac biet, delicious char-grilled pork and an egg fried over-easy atop rice, with a quiche-like eggcake on the side) and even the Chinese (ga Tso's -- yes, General Tso's chicken). Best of all, you can get a generous portion of almost anything on the menu for less than $10.

The Skinny: Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (Closed Mon.)

Price Range: $

-Ian Froeb

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