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10 Pho 533

Chad Gardner, owner of the popular local catering outfit Dash and Handful, bought this storefront spot on the south end of town last year and gave the space a full facelift with concrete floors and mod chrome-and-orange chairs. The menu is now focused on what Gardner’s dubbed Viet-fusion cuisine, sticking with an array of pho choices (including a full-on vegetarian version) along with entrees like tiger shrimp vermicelli noodle bowl and shaking beef over mizzuna and watercress. Gardner will soon be adding a spring roll bar in the main dining room, and is expanding into the space next door where he’ll have more seating and a cocktail bar, slated to be completed by summer.