This blog post is a little overdue. I went to Phở Duy last month for my quarterly blogger meeting with Dave Taylor of GoFatherhood, and Christian Toto of Hollywood in Toto. Of course, both men have lots of other irons in the fire too.
This time, I visit a new-ish stripmall in Firestone, Colorado, and find some amazing pho.
Open for 35 years, this mom-and-pop restaurant has played a part in many people’s lives. In fact, I have a friend who grew up in Northern Colorado who claims it as her favorite. She is the first person who introduced me to Young’s Cafe many, many years ago.
I do not enjoy or intend to throw any small business under the bus, especially when I am no official pho critique. However, I know what I like and do not like.
Until last night, I never thought tacos and pho would ever be served under the same roof, but I was wrong.
I used a short road trip as an excuse to eat at Pho 79 which is conveniently located in the parking lot of Broomfield’s Pacific Ocean Marketplace.
I can’t seem to keep up with new restaurant openings. Kujira Ramen opened a year ago in Fort Collins, and I just discovered it yesterday.
You may not know it yet, but you want your pho to have spicy broth. Time to visit New Pho in Evans, Colorado.
On a cold and snowy night, we made our way to Little Saigon Café in Fort Collins’s midtown. Use Google Maps to get there and trust it. This place is tucked away and it’s not a place you’ll stumble across.
I do not claim to know much about Asian or Mexican cooking—I am an infant when it comes to Asian food and a toddler when it comes to tacos—but I know that expanding my culinary mind has helped me cope with this never-ending pandemic.