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Fairfax’s Pho Capital still has some work to do

I finally had a chance to stop by the recently opened pho shop, Pho Capital, located in Trader Joe’s shopping center at the intersection of Little River Turnpike and Pickett Road in Fairfax. It’s a nice place, with a sleek modern look that contrasts with the spartan, cafeteria-like looks of reigning area pho champions Pho 75. I […]

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This only seems right to my brother

My brother, who inexplicably believes that turkey is better than chicken, would probably be the kind of weirdo who would make turkey pho like in this Food52 recipe. I wonder if we could convince our family to give this a shot with our post-Thanksgiving leftovers next autumn?

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A fusion banh mi truck? Intriguing…

The City Paper’s Tim Carman has an interview with Tan Nguyen who owns a new fusion banh mi truck that cruises around Arlington. It’s called Rebel Heroes and it’s interesting to hear Nguyen, who’s obviously Vietnamese, explain why he’s elected to eschew the traditional banh mis seen around Northern Virginia.

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We’re on it…

Sorry for the long delay. Sam and I have some stuff coming down the pipeline, don’t worry. Reviews coming: Sea Pearl in Merrifield Sherwood’s Landing in St, Michael’s, Md. What makes a good pho place? Here are some places I am going to try to get to and write about in the next month or […]

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Review: Viet Royale

6767 Wilson Boulevard (Eden Center) Falls Church, VA 22044 Slightly less well-known than some of its Eden Center neighbors like Four Sisters, my brother and I never the less had an outstanding lunch at Viet Royale and recommend it wholeheartedly for folks looking for good Vietnamese food beyond the staples of pho and banh mi.

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