At some point a week or two back Mr. Ass and I made plans to make plans. Just exactly what we'd be doing, and with whom we would be doing it, were unclear. In the end it turned out to be just the two of us, and location became Cheu Noodle. I've been wanting to check out the culinary stylings of this spot and its earlier pop up and controversial iterations for what feels like two years. And finally the moment arrived. We were seated at a bar table near the back and service was prompt and friendly. The dude who told us about the specials was very enthusiastic and upbeat. I ordered a vinho verde, which wasn't my favorite version of the wine and could have been just a little colder. We chose to try their special dumplings of the night as well as a soft shell crab/cantaloupe gazpacho special. The former was especially compelling to Mr. Ass while (unsurprisingly) I was immediately drawn to the crab dish. None of the photographs of the crab dish are worth sharing. I liked it though the cantaloupe and crab elements, for me, didn't quite come together. The gazpacho was really neat though, sweet but somehow still a little savory. The crab itself was good too. I wasn't really that taken with the dumplings and Mr. Ass also felt a little let down by their quantity, size and overall taste.