Analogue a few times and like what they do. They are a low key cocktail bar that serves some really good Cajun food, so when it was announced that they would host a pop up called Pho Q (careful about how you pronounce that), a dinner combining Vietnamese and Barbecue, I quickly signed up. Now, on the surface, Vietnamese and Barbecue in a Cajun restaurant may not make a lot of sense, but if you look at it geographically, it might make more sense. There is a large Vietnamese population in southern Louisiana and one of the regional barbecue styles is from Texas which is just west. People that eat these different styles of cuisine actually live fairly close to one another in southern Louisiana. The dinner featured four courses, but drinks were extra. For this dinner, they did come up with a couple of cocktails. You didn't have to stick to these cocktails though. You could order a beer or something of of their regular cocktail list, but I decided to stick with the theme and ordered the Smokin' Indo, a cocktail consisting of Laphroaig Scotch, Indonesian Rum, Spiced Vermouth, and what they referred to as Blood Orange Bitters, which was specifically China China, a French bitter orange flavored liqueur. As one might guess from the name and from the fact that it contained Laphroaig Scotch, it was pretty smoky. It wasn't all smoke, the rum provided something of a vanilla flavor and the China China added a bitter orange flavor. It is not my typical go-to cocktail flavor profile, but it wasn't bad.
The dessert was interesting. Called a Cafe' Sue Da. It was a scoop of Condensed Milk Ice Cream sprinkled with Chicory Coffee and Peanuts and served on a slice of Texas Toast. I will say that I really liked the condensed Milk ice cream. It was rich, creamy, and sweet, and the peanuts and chicory added some bitterness and nuttiness which went well with the ice cream, but I didn't understand the point of the Texas Toast as it was just a thick piece of bread.
While Vietnamese food and Barbecue aren't commonly put together, the combination did work well. I really enjoyed my experience and will definitely return for a regular dinner if not for a special meal.