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Pho Nam?

Postby NullDevice » Wed Jul 07, 2010 1:04 pm

I see that there's a sign on a space on Junction Rd that reads "coming soon: Pho Nam"

Anybody know anything about it? I love Pho...

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Re: Pho Nam?

Postby hintzilla » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:48 am

This is pretty close to my office and I go right by it on my way home. I'll keep an eye on it and will probably have lunch there as soon as I see they're open.

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Re: Pho Nam?

Postby hintzilla » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:17 am

It looks like construction is done inside, the walls are painted, and the tables and chairs are set up. They still haven't listed any kind of opening date, but I haven't actually gone in to ask them either. I'm guessing they'll open in the next few weeks or so. Off to Saigon for now...

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Re: Pho Nam?

Postby Petro » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:11 pm

They're open now.

I happened to notice a "grand opening" sign as I drove past in the right-hand northbound lane, so I made the most convoluted turnaround as legally possible (out to Old Sauk, onto Excelsior, turn around in a parking lot and then back...) and stopped in for dinner.

It was precisely what I look for in pho tai - boiling-hot broth with thin slices of nearly raw beef added that cooks through while you season it with the accompanying plate of sprouts, purple basil, lime, chiles and even a sprig of sawtooth.

I made the nearly unforgivable mistake of not tasting the broth before seasoning it - but in the post-seasoned state it was exactly what I wanted.

They're running a special for the grand opening where they seem to be comping a portion of your meal - possibly to offset any hassles in service in a new restaurant? At any rate, they comped me an appetizer of egg rolls. In all honesty, it was a panic choice on my part as I hadn't even looked at that page of the menu. They were good - obviously not frozen and prepackaged, and tasty enough in their own right, served with a small dish of hoison with julienned carrot and peanuts.

I'm pretty happy to have this place nearby. I'll be looking forward to steaming bowls of pho on cold winter days.


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