Van Loc

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Openings & Closings: An Unexpectedly Speedy Goodbye From Van Loc

    As reported Wednesday, Van Loc has unexpectedly closed much earlier than anticipated. The owners told us last week that it would close "before Thanksgiving." Well, that turned out to be last Wednesday. Van Loc opened way back in 1986 and was one of the first Vietnamese restaurants in Houston. While ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Van Loc Closes Earlier Than Expected -- As In Today

    Van Loc restaurant, whose surprise announcement last week that it was closing sometime before Thanksgiving, closed today around the noon hour. The sign posted on the door thanked customers for their support through the years. On Tuesday night, the restaurant was packed with people who were obvio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Vietnamese Edition, Plus Feast and Peeing Outside

    Quite a few Vietnamese places in this week's reports, from Midtown to the west side. And at the end of this post we address peeing outside, so stick around. Pho Saigon (2808 Milam) got hit with five violations last week: dirty non-food-contact surfaces; dirty floors; raw food and cooked food not se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Spring Rolls

    ​When it's hot as all-get out, kind of like it is right now, the thought of turning on the stove or oven to cook dinner, thereby heating up the whole freaking house/apartment, is downright depressing. Even when eating out, we don't want anything hot. Steaming bowls of soup? No. We want cold f ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 25, 1996

    Family Affairs

    Mai's and Van Loc revel in large similarities - and small differences