If you read Eating Our Words long enough, you can guess, pretty easily, which topics are going to spark discussion in the comments every time they come up. Case in point: Mai's, which just reopened, as Katharine Shilcutt reports. Commenter ReginaDupuis, for one, is not a fan:
Mai's is a dud. I've discovered so many better, cheaper Vietnamese places in the same neighborhood since they closed.
If you're into over-hyped and over-rated Vietnamese cooking, Mai's is your place. I prefer the underdogs in this fight.
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It's clear that some of y'all love it and some of y'all don't - and find the attention it gets maddening. Mai's - the new Beaver's?