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Buckhead Lunch vs. Downtown Lunch. No Losers.

Fdcfa9913932550b64f2137d027f1a649 PhotosPho King and East Wave Fusion
Two new lunch spots are about to open. One in Buckhead. One Downtown. Both will accommodate your midday desires for noodle-y Asian things.

Great. On we go...

Let’s start with Pho King, pictured left and soft-opening Sunday.

The location: On Peachtree in South Buckhead.
The scene: A dimly lit and wide-open house of noodles with a bar made from cinder blocks and some framed portraits of Vietnamese women making tea and rice. Perhaps one of them is the Pho Queen.
You’re there for: 20 types of pho, like rare steak and brisket and tripe.
Unless you have a thing for: Vietnamese beef balls, as you so often do.

Now it’s on to East Wave Fusion, soft-opening next Wednesday.

The location: Downtown. Just sitting there. Waiting.
The scene: A bright and airy fast-casual place with a long communal table, giant floating orbs and a large-scale mural of Taiwan as presumably seen from a fast-moving car. Because it’s kind of blurry.
You’re there for: Pork banh mi and blackened-ahi-tuna sushi.
Unless you have a thing for: Bubble tea and cheeseburger egg rolls.

You’re good at having things for things.

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