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Vietnamese Food and Cooking

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    April 16, 2014

    Triple header: The three newest restaurants on Federal Boulevard

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    Don't be fooled: Thai Bao is pure Vietnamese

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014
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    September 18, 2013

    Saigon Bowl wraps up the Vietnamese experience on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Lotus Vegetarian will take over the shuttered Vietnam Grill

    Back in May, when I stopped by Vietnam Grill for an education in Vietnamese cooking as part of my Federal Boulevard restaurant tour, I wrote that I was looking forward to "many more surprises and culinary lessons," including a bowl of rice porridge with the simple yet intriguing modifier of "pig org ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Baker's Way Vietnamese sandwiches and craft beer: a match made on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Pho 79: How to be a cool customer

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard - south to north - within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on thi ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Little bundles of joy at Gio Cha Cali

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Golden Pho & Grill is a newcomer, but fits right in on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013
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    May 1, 2013

    Vietnam Grill serves up a surprising culinary lesson on Vietnamese cuisine

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Denver's ten best spots for pho

    Vietnamese soup is good food any time of the year, and always fun to accessorize with fresh vegetables and spicy sauces -- but on a cold day like today, a great bowl of pho is enough to bowl you over. Fortunately, in Denver our cup runneth over with pho spots. Here, in no particular order (until th ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Pho and ramen: The differences will bowl you over

    In last week's fantastic ode, former Westword food critic Laura Shunk joined the chorus of raves for Uncle. If you haven't been to this tiny noodle shop in Highland, by all means try it; we named it 2013's Best New Restaurant for a reason. But on nights when you don't feel like waiting for a table ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    Variety's not the spice at Pho 555 on Federal

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Pho 96 keeps it warm and simple

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Pho Le: So pho, so good (and porky)

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    At Pho 95, warmth and familiarity slow down the rush on a cold night

    In A Federal Case, I'll be eating my way up Federal Boulevard -- south to north -- within Denver city limits. I'll be skipping the national chains and per-scoop Chinese joints, but otherwise I'll report from every vinyl booth, walk-up window and bar stool where food is served. Here's the report on t ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Pho Duy warms up Federal with plant-based noodle soup

    Winter finally settled in again yesterday, making pho the perfect pick-me-up, warming you from the inside and, if you're suffering from the season, clearing up your sinuses (if you add plenty of jalapenos and sriracha). There are lots of pho places to choose from on Federal, but Pho Duy has somethin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Pho Vy's vegetarian pho comforts the south suburbs

    Pho is delicious year-round, but we're coming up on the time of the planet's rotation around the sun when it's particularly satisfying -- fall and winter. There are a few places in the metro area that offer this Vietnamese noodle soup made with vegetable broth instead of the default beef mixture, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Photos: Pho Ta, a contemporary Vietnamese pho parlor, opens in Alameda Square

    For months, we've been keeping an eye on the construction at Alameda Square, which lays claim to some of the best Asian markets and restaurants in the city, including Super Star Asian, which is undergoing an expansion, and Pacific Ocean, which is also enlarging its space. But it's Pho Ta, a Vietname ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    New Saigon Bakery & Deli brings Vietnamese delights to the masses

    It's been 25 years since husband-and-wife team Thai Nguyen and Ha Pham took over New Saigon, which I reviewed last week, and in their capable hands, one of the oldest Vietnamese restaurants in the city has remained one of the best. So I was stoked when the New Saigon Bakery & Deli opened right nex ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    March 8, 2012

    Denver's five best Vietnamese restaurants

    Denver has an abundance of Vietnamese restaurants, all devoted to a culinary canon that marries French and Chinese cooking into dishes that are delicious whether you're eating noodles on the street or chowing down at a formal feast. Dozens of pho shops dot Federal Boulevard and South Havana Street ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Pho 79 will soon sling soup on the 16th Street Mall

    ​If you work downtown and are often in need of a quick lunchtime pho fix, help will soon be at hand. Pho 79, one of our favorite pho restaurants in the city, has signed a lease on the 16th Street Mall and will soon be slinging up big bowls of noodles there.

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    October 11, 2011

    Pho Golden's pho bowls just the thing to chase away fall chills

    ​Ever since Pot of Pho closed, finding good (meat-free) pho in the west suburbs has been a challenge. We still think Pho 95 makes the best veggie pho in the city, but sometimes, driving to Federal Boulevard seems like more trouble than it's worth. So we were happy when Pho Golden opened up in, ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Golden's first pho restaurant, Pho Golden, is now open

    Lori Midson​Golden's restaurant scene may be fairly diverse, but until recently, there was a gaping hole: no pho. Now, though, instead of traveling to Federal Boulevard to get a fix of brothy noodles, denizens of this western enclave can hit Pho Golden, Golden's first pho restaurant, which o ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    The Asian Cajun, pimping crawfish and pho, opens on Alameda

    Lori Midson​The name of the restaurant, deadpans John Phan, says it all. "We're an Asian and Cajun restaurant that features traditional Vietnamese food and Louisiana crawfish that's far superior to anywhere else in Denver," he says about the Asian Cajun, which opened this weekend at 2400 West ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Get gassed: Pho Bowl opens...inside a Conoco station!

    Loir MidsonGas up on pho inside a South Broadway Conoco station​While Denver lays claim to dozens of pho joints, Pho Bowl is the first to reside in a Conoco station. Yes, that's correct: Inside the Conoco station at 3298 South Broadway, there sits a tiny cafeteria-like parlor of pho, just adj ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 2, 2010
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    December 1, 2010

    Pho Duy 6 offers good bun but falls short on pho

    Mark MangerThe original Pho Duy spawned a host of distantly related spin-offs -- including Broomfield's Pho Duy 6.​In this week's review of Pho Duy, I mention that the success of the original noodle shop prompted a handful of friends and relatives to open restaurants with the same name. And ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Pho Duy provides cold weather comfort

    Mark Manger​The weather has turned cold, and there's an icy bite in the air snapping at us, taunting us with the promise of the impending winter. While I don't love steeling myself against the cold, I am happy that it's soup season again -- especially because that means it's a good time to su ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Pho Havana moves in where Chef's Noodle House moved out

    Lori Midson ​For more than fifteen years, Chef's Noodle House commanded the corner of Havana and Sixth Avenue, but back in February, its Vietnamese chef and noodle emperor, Billy Lam, whose family once owned T-Wa Inn, shuttered the joint and disconnected the phone. Lori Midson ​But th ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Veggie Girl: Pho 95 dishes up steaming hot noodle soup

    ​Pho 95, 1002 South Federal Boulevard, has won over other writers on these pages: first, Jason Sheehan, who titled his August 2009 review "Bowled over by Pho 95"; and again when the restaurant won Best Pho in this year's Best Of Denver. I haven't been to the new location at the Streets at Sout ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Red Claw Seafood & Wings opens Friday in former Pho Van Noodle Souper space

    Lori Midson​Pho Van Noodle Souper, the Vietnamese pho shop at 472 South Federal Boulevard, closed early last week -- but the space won't be closed for long. Red Claw Seafood and Wings, which took over the spot just before the lights went dark, opens this Friday, April 16, with a menu devoted ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Recession (and belly) friendly lunch: Vietnamese steamed bun

    Pork Pork Egg = Banh bao = Yummy​If there was such a thing as a Vietnamese Whopper, the banh bao would be it. Banh bao, a steamed rice dumpling, is like its Chinese cousin, the char siu bao. But instead of harboring BBQ pork, banh bao contains two types of pork mixed together: salty groun ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori MidsonNoodling around​Took the kid out for dinner last night to his first Vietnamese restaurant. Originally, we were hot on the trail of sushi, until Elliott (the kid) reminded me (his mother) that he would not eat rice, and since his weekly allowance is way less than two pieces of sashimi, w ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    September 25, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Pho Fusion

    Tom Bird's food — and ideas — are as fresh as ever.

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    July 17, 2008

    Pho 99

    Vietnamese comfort food has me behaving badly.

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    July 15, 2008
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    March 13, 2008

    Parallel 17

    Holding the line.

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    February 7, 2008

    Saigon Pho Grill

    Vietnamese food, the next generation.

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    January 10, 2008

    Ha Noi Pho

    At any time of day or night, a meal here is memorable.

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    January 4, 2007

    Pho Saigon

    When it’s snowing outside, good pho can bowl you over.

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    September 28, 2006

    Elvis Lives

    Vietnam House is a rock star.

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    March 2, 2006

    Pho 79

    Wake-up call

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    March 2, 2006

    Hold the Line

    Parallel Seventeen revives culinary history.

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    September 15, 2005

    The Next Big Thing

    At Pho Fusion, one good turn deserves another.

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