I curse you Deepa Bharath. You just ruined the third greatest thing about OC. You actually wrote about the bikini cafes in Westminister and introduced The OC (Newport Beach) to life in Qua Cam (Costa Mesa/Westminister/Garden Grove).
I admit, I’ve only been to Café Di Vang III a few times (when in Rome, I say), but I’ve been there long enough to know that DV3 (as the locals call it) does not and should not have any non-Vietnamese patrons. Really, its already bad enough the ladies are walking around in clear heels and bits of spandex barely covering their Fredericks of Hollywood womens’ unmentionables (as one waitress admitted). But now these places are gonna be inundated with the My Trang’s that have been eating up shitty NY banh mi and making the lines at crawfish joints unreasonably long. And you know what that means, creepy white guys sitting at the tables staring at hot Viet ass will replace the shy Vietnamese guys that go there to watch a game, drink coffee, and chill with friends. Seriously, creeping out the females is the 4th thing on their mind, but you can be damn sure Chad O’Flannery will make the creep factor his number one goal from the start of his cafe su da till the end of the Lakers game.
I can only hope that the White man gets too scared off by all the Vietnamese old timers that will surely dog them when they walk in this weekend. And I pray no one catches wind of The Green Girl Saloon where some genius replaced coffee with beers and spirits (the owner should win a Nobel Peace Prize). Cause that spot is pretty much where my cousins gather after weddings, funerals, and uhh, Fridays.
Thanks to Theo for the link. I owe you an $8 cafe su da at DV 1-3.