photo by Bret Brookshire

Best Texas-Inspired Vietnamese Smokehouse to Sip a Cocktail by Dim Light and See Live Bands

Smokin Beauty

The AC staffers are paid BIG money by BIG ALT NEWS bosses to take in small jazz dive bars, drink exotic cocktails, and indulge in random BBQ spots all around town. That takes time! But every once in a while, one place will converge into a singular, sizzling nightspot that impossibly offers all three. Tucked afar in a part of North Lamar where one could never randomly expect to become intimate with brisket and char siu pork on rice, Viet-Tex martinis, and a stand-up double bass as other similarly smitten patrons lightheartedly sway to bebop, Smokin Beauty hits all the perfect notes to a supernova evening.

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