It’s no secret that we have a pho monkey on our backs up here on the 21st floor. There’s no explaining it except to say that, even in 100+ degree weather, the steamy goodness hits our bellies with satisfying savoriness. And it’s no small thing that the chopsticks force us to slow down and eat more consciously, which is never a bad thing. Yeah, yeah—we know that pho isn’t new to North Texas. From Richardson to Garland and points beyond, folks have enjoyed great steaming bowls of pho at Pho Bang, Phu Huy, La Me, Ba Le, and Tu Hai. More recently, Sprouts Springrolls & Pho, Malai Kitchen, Pho Colonial, and Pho is for Lovers have joined the party. Today we learned that Crimson Asian Cuisine will be adding to the central Dallas options.
Founded (as go-get-em Gubbins sleuthed out), by Salina Pham and Hanna Tran, the latest pho palace will open in Uptown on the corner of Blackburn and McKinney, across from Pinkberry (in the old Tahitian Noni Cafe spot). Gubbins quotes Tran as follows:
“We’ll do pho, and rice dishes, noodles, stir-fries, and spring rolls, but we’re giving it a more modern twist,” she says. “Not Asian fusion, which is kind of played out, just fine Vietnamese food.”
The shop is slated to open in late-August. They’re currently advertising for servers on CraigsList, so it won’t be long now. Stay tuned for updates.