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[May. 4th, 2005|08:15 am]
A question for people who don't live in Denver:

Do all the pho restaurants in your city have names like "Pho 77" and "Pho 120"?
We're trying to figure out if this is a universal phenomenon, or just local weirdness.

[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2005-05-04 07:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: bigsabu
2005-05-04 07:22 am (UTC)
in seattle there was

than brothers pho
best pho
just plain pho

and my favorite

what the pho
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-05-04 07:29 am (UTC)
Pho 89, Pho 98, and Pho 67 are common also, at least here in the DC area. There's one in Fairfax called Viet House Noodle Soup, which is different, though.
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[User Picture]From: eto_theipi
2005-05-04 08:09 am (UTC)


I have recently visited Turtle Tower, Pho Kien Giang, Hung Ky, and Pho Hoa. Next on the list to visit is Pho King.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-05-04 08:31 am (UTC)
We have Pho 95 here, but also Pho Da Bou. [And Vietnam La Cuisine, which is bad.]
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-05-04 09:06 am (UTC)
From Wikipedia:

"In the United States, many phở restaurants are found in many Chinatowns, Little Saigons, and other communities with a large Vietnamese immigrant population. Many phở restaurants tend to use digits in their names (for example, Phở 54 Restaurant or Phở 888 Restaurant), which may have or may not have a significant meaning. For example, Phở 54 and Phở 79 signified the years when their owners fled North Vietnam and Vietnam, respectively. Also, in Vietnamese culture the number 8 is considered to be lucky. Just for the record, Phở 54 Restaurant is a small restaurant chain with origins in the prominent Little Saigon of Wesminster, California and with locations scattered in parts of Southern California. Phở Hoa Restaurant is among the largest phở cuisine chains worldwide."

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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-05-04 09:11 am (UTC)
Sorry for asking you to post this and then finding an answer on my own.

*Sheepish grin*.

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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-05-04 11:20 am (UTC)
Well, at least now I know, because I was interested in the answer, too.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-05-04 03:04 pm (UTC)
I was, vaguely, too.

[Of course, this is subject to the usual "do we believe wikipedia" problem...]
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-05-04 09:54 am (UTC)
I've seen Pho Than Ho and another Pho something... But the vietnamese place we like to go to is called Mi La Cai. They have Pho and other stuff.
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[User Picture]From: ciddyguy
2005-05-04 08:17 pm (UTC)
Sas Sabu said, there are several Pho restaraunts here in Seattle, and north on Aurora Avenue as well.

Glad to know it's everywhere. :-)
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From: detailbear
2005-05-05 09:07 pm (UTC)
Alas, we have no pho in London.
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[User Picture]From: portlandpiglet
2005-05-14 10:19 am (UTC)
Thanks, Beemer and Tom. I, too, had often wondered about the Pho # phenomenon. While I don't usually go to these places (not a big fan of asian soup), my favorite name for a pho restaurant is on Sandy Blvd in Portland: "Got Pho?" Marvel at the cross-culture marketing!
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