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hotel Jun 13, 2010 12:07 PM

I've tried to go to Mekong Delta a few times lately and it's been closed. Anyone know if they are on vacation or something?

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Mekong Delta Cafe
105 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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    baltimorejim Jun 15, 2010 03:53 PM

    The owner and his family are in Viet Nam visiting family and vacationing.

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      chowsearch Jun 15, 2010 03:55 PM

      Was the vacation expected, finite and posted, or do you think it might be kind of open-ended?

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        baltimorejim Jun 15, 2010 04:27 PM

        I believe it was planned for some time.I don't know if it was common knowledge to other customers. I mentioned a couple of weeks before they left that I might enjoy going to Thailand and Viet Nam. The owner had spoken previously about spending time with his wife's family in the countryside and eventually mentioned his planned vacation. I knew it would be more than a month so if July 14 is the date posted I suppose that is their return date.

        I look forward to their return. I enjoy the host's pleasant manner and his wife's freshly prepared food. I was a fan of the old Pinebrook Reastaurant and enjoy a great mom and pop place. Their children are quite charming and well behaved. It is a pleasure to eat there.

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          chowsearch Jun 15, 2010 06:03 PM

          Thanks--looking forward to return as well.

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            hotel Jul 29, 2010 05:17 PM

            I'm happy to report that Leo and his family have returned from Vietnam, for those who don't know. I had lunch at Mekong Delta today, and it was it's normal pho-y good self!

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            Mekong Delta Cafe
            105 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201

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              gregb Jul 30, 2010 06:15 AM

              I was also there for lunch yesterday and it was fantastic! Very happy to report that it was packed and Leo was turning people away... great to see people supporting this place.

              BTW. Leo's new goatee is pretty badass!

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      gregb Jun 13, 2010 12:15 PM

      The sign on the door says they will be closed until July 14th, I believe.

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        hotel Jun 14, 2010 11:21 AM

        Ah, hopefully it's just a vacation. I never bothered to get out of the car and read the sign. Thanks for the info.

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          chowsearch Jun 15, 2010 09:14 AM

          They haven't answered their phone in 5 days, no VM either.

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        chowsearch Jun 13, 2010 12:12 PM

        They didn't answer their phone yesterday.

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