There have been a lot of changes in Little Saigon recently, and I don't like them at all. Call me sentimental, but when I heard that Pho Thanh Lich (winner of multiple awards we've bestowed as the county's best pho) had moved out of its iconic location at the corner of Hazard Avenue and Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove, it made me sad. The dank room with its tangy smell of mildewed rags and dried mops, ceiling-hung garlands from Christmases past, and well-worn tables where I slurped many a hot bowl of pho was now gone. Admittedly, the place it moved to is newer and cleaner, but it's in a bad location, hidden under the armpit of a two-story edifice and in danger of being forgotten. It reminds us that Little Saigon, as with any other place on Earth, isn't immune to the passage of time and that even hallowed institutions such as this have leases... More >>>