August 05, 2015
Recently I was invited to check out The District by Hannah An. I’ve always been intrigued by the An family and this is Hannah An’s project away from the strong family empire of restaurants. The charming restaurant is set on West Third, quite close to Cedars-Sinai.
We sat on the patio and enjoyed a round of drinks while chatting with Hannah and discussing the menu. It’s a large menu with familiar Vietnamese favorites like pho and cha gio but all with Hannah’s expert touch. All the favorites but healthy.
I started with whiskey because I was intrigued by the peach tea in the American Joe drink. Would it be too sweet? It wasn’t. The 15-year-old bourbon actually held its own against the chile tincture and sprinkled Urfa pepper. Though it wasn’t too spicy either. It was quite refreshing on a warm summer day.