After some "low key relaxation" (as opposed to all that high-stress relaxation) at Silverlake Wine's Monday night wine tasting, but before we go home to pack for Thanksgiving vacation, dinner at Pho Cafe was just what the doctor ordered. My knowledge of Vietnamese food is virtually nil, and I'm sure LA is home to many more authentic pho joints. Certainly, there must be pho joints where you're not elbow-to-elbow with the painfully hip.
However, Pho Cafe always satisfies. J. gets hot noodle soup with beef balls, I get cold noodles with lemongrass grilled beef. The plates of fresh herbs are piled high, and the beer is cold. The food comes fast and cheap--with an extra plate of what they call egg rolls (Gingergrass calls them imperial rolls) we're outta there in under 1/2 an hour and under $30.
2841 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026-2125