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IN THE NEWS - 2017


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Eater Chicago: The Most-Beautiful Chicago Restaurants of 2017

DECEMBER 29, 2017 ― 12 HaiSous. Thai and Danielle Dang made a triumphant return in 2017 and received rave reviews for their Vietnamese passion project. Divided into two areas, the interior showcases exposed bricks, woven bamboo, wooden banquettes, and trinkets from Vietnam as part of its styling. Full List

 
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InsideHook: The 10 Finest Chicago Restaurant Opening of 2017

DECEMBER 28 ― Not only was HaiSous one of our favorite openings of the year, it was by far the most feel-good. After husband-and-wife duo Thai and Danielle Dang endured an ugly divorce with now-shuttered Embeya, they set out to bring authentic Vietnamese fare to historic Pilsen. 

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HaiSous: Eater Chicago’s Fan Favorite Restaurant of the Year 2017

NOVEMBER 27 ― Which restaurant made this fair city run wild in 2017?

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Michelin Publishes List of 54 Bib Gourmand’ Restaurants

OCTOBER 13 ― Michelin today announced the restaurants that have earned the designation of Bib Gourmand in the eighth edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2018, including eight noteworthy additions.

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CS Modern Luxury: Food & Drink Review 'Their Way'

OCTOBER 1 ― At Pilsen's HaiSous, Thai and Danielle Dang have created the Vietnamese restaurant of their dreams - and ours too. When opening a restaurant these days - or any business, for that matter - it's important to have a story behind it. And, boy, do Thai and Danielle Dang of HaiSous have a doozy of a tale to tell.

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Michigan Avenue: STAFF PICKS: THE BEST DISHES WE ATE IN SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 29 ― From unbeatable beef pho at HaiSous to apple cider everything at All Seasons Orchard, here are some our favorite eats from September....

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Chicago Tribine: Phil’s 50 Update

SEPTEMBER 27 ― For those who haven’t seen this list before (the last update ran in April), Phil’s 50 isn’t intended to indicate the absolute best restaurants in Chicago, but rather the ones that I feel are most vital to Chicago right now.

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HAISOUS: Love Affair with Vietnamese Flavors

AUGUST 30 ― It can be said there are two types of people in this world. Those who crumble in the face of insurmountable challenge, and those who pill themselves up by their bootstraps and brave it, despite the possibility of failure.

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InsideHook: July 2017 The seven new restaurants you don’t want to miss

JULY 31 ― Banh mis aside, Chicago’s been starved for authentic Vietnamese options for far too long. No longer, thanks to the much-fanfared opening of Thai and Danielle Dang’s Pilsen spot, HaiSous. Thai, who dazzled us with pan-Asian dishes at Embeya before its unfortunate demise, gets back to his roots in the best way. Read More...

 
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Chicago Tribune: HaiSous review: Vietnamese restaurant in Pilsen showcases owners' brilliance, resiliency

JULY 28 ― You would need a heart of stone to root against HaiSous, the impressive Vietnamese restaurant that opened in Pilsen a little more than a month ago, and its owners Thai and Danielle Dang. Read More..

 
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TimeOut Chicago: Embeya vets Thai and Danielle Dang bring authentic Vietnamese flavors to Pilsen—and the results are stunning.

JULY 21 ― In Chicago, fusion food is arguably easier to come by than authentic ethnic cuisine. That’s not to say that cross-cultural fare is a bad idea; Kimski, Mott Street and En Hakkore are examples of top-notch spots seamlessly blending traditions. But in some ways, creating something authentic seems like the harder feat. That might explain my high hopes for HaiSous, a new restaurant in Pilsen from Embeya vets Thai and Danielle Dang. Read More...

 
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ABC Chicago: Mayor Emanuel, Hungry Hound Talk Chicago Cuisine

JULY 15 ― Mayor Rahm Emanuel is typically seen at press conferences or podiums, talking about any number of the city's most pressing issues. But as the ABC7 food reporter, I had a rare opportunity to sit down and break bread with the mayor, who was all-in for a chance to check out some local restaurants. Read More & View Video...

 
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Chicago Magazine: HaiSous Might Be the Only Place You’ll See a Lo Dat in Action

JULY 14 ― Thai Dang knew that the only way he could replicate his favorite style of Vietnamese street food at HaiSous, his new restaurant in Pilsen (and his first since being pushed out of the beloved yet scandal-plagued Embeya), was to get his equipment straight from the source. 

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UrbanDaddy: Thai Dang’s Back With Papaya Salad and Clay Pot Mussels

JUNE 23 ― It’s time for a crash course in Vietnamese food. Real Vietnamese food, not just Bahn Mi. Although we’ll cover those, too. Just... not yet.

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Zagat: First Look: HaiSous Brings a Taste of Vietnam to Pilsen

JUNE 25 ― Thai Dang, along with his wife Danielle, pays homage to his heritage with their long-awaited Vietnamese restaurant.

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Zagat: ‘Bad-Ass’ Banh Mi and More...

APRIL 28 ― While former Embeya chef Thai Dang and his wife Danielle diligently work to open HaiSous, their upcoming Vietnamese restaurant at the corner of Carpenter and 18th in Pilsen, they’ve been quietly working on another project inside the space. Today, they announced a new all-day cafe and bar that will serve Vietnamese street food. It’s called Cà Phê Dá, an idea that came to the couple while in Hanoi. Read More...