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Miami’s Legendary Hy Vong Restaurant Is Back — in Cookbook Form

Plus, celebrating Women’s History Month at Phuc Yea, and more

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Pho from Hy Vong’s new cookbook
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Popular Vietnamese eatery Hy Vong may have shut its doors in 2015, but its following still remains as loyal as ever.

Now fans of the restaurant can learn more about it plus how to cook some of its more popular recipes at home thanks to the new memoir and cookbook Mango & Peppercorns, debuting Tuesday, March 16. Written by the team behind Hy Vong — Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, Lyn Nguyen, with Elisa Ung — it interweaves the women’s alternating perspectives on their experiences as they raise Tung’s daughter, Lyn, and open Hy Vong. It also include recipes for 20 of the restaurant’s most popular dishes like beef noodle soup and spicy ribs. The book is available for presale here.

In other news…

Phuc Yea Puts the Spotlight on Female Artisans

In celebration of Women’s history Month, Phuc Yea will be offering an array of limited-time menu additions from the local women-owned pop-ups from around town including Drinking Pig BBQ, The Dumpling Lady, Pudding Parlor and Bang Bang Bakehouse. Each outpost will be creating an original dish that will be featured on the Phuc Yea menu daily through Wednesday, March 31. Plus, ladies dining in will receive a complimentary bottled cocktail to take home, “The Future is Female” – a riff on a classic El Presidente, and women who post a cocktail selfie and tag @phucyea and @ani_emmmmm can enter for chance to win a swag bag with winners will be announced weekly throughout the month of March.

Florida Students Reimagine the Hospitality World

The future of bars and hospitality in a post-pandemic world is the idea behind Mission New Normal: Bar Project 2021. A partnership between the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Bacardi USA, the nine-week program asks students to create a blueprint to redesign the hospitality experience to fit the current pandemic reality, offering students the chance to gain hands-on experience, tackling real industry challenges under the guidance of experts. The winner will have the chance to bring their idea to life at an exclusive, pop-up at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival this May.