Dan Q. Dao Dan is an award-winning Vietnamese-American culture writer between Houston and NYC whose work appears in Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and other magazines. He previously held editor roles at Saveur and Time Out New York. In 2018, Dan was named Young Drinks Writer of the Year by The Spirits Business. And in 2019, he was on the IWSC and WSET's Future 50 list—compiling rising stars in the beverage industry. Dan is also the founder of District One, a digital agency for cultural brands, and creative director at Madame Vo, an acclaimed Vietnamese hospitality group. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.