The restaurant — owned by Lisa Bui and her husband Ian Capotosta — will feature customizable Vietnamese bowls and subs.
“We want to present these cuisines in a modern way without losing their authenticity,” she says. Bui adds that they hope to introduce Vietnamese fare to customers who might be intimidated by it.
Their goal is to keep the menu simple, with three bowls, four subs and two appetizers. Bowls include pho, rice or cold noodle salad. For soups, diners choose from chicken, beef or a vegetarian broth; every meal is customizable through the choice of proteins like beef, chicken or meatballs. There are four house-made subs, all versions of the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich. Bui said they’re making nearly everything from scratch, including their own pate and mayonnaise. Meals will range from about $8 to $9.75.”
What is Pho? Wikipedia definition: “Phở or pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily served with either beef or chicken. Pho is a popular street food in Vietnam and the specialty of a number of restaurant chains around the world. Southern Vietnamese eat it for breakfast and occasionally lunch, whereas those from northern Vietnam consume it at any time of day.”]