Stylish digs and exceptional cuisine have made this fashionable little bistro the new hot spot in the booming Near Southside. Owner-chef Tuan Pham fashions his mom’s recipes into contemporary dishes that prove perfectly addictive, starting with shared plates like grilled lemongrass pork, skewered on sugarcane and swept in local honey. Fried house-made tofu topped with lemongrass and shallots and served with a lime-chile fish sauce for dipping goes quickly, as do plates of stir-fried egg noodles tossed with beef tenderloin and green onion. Handmade noodles, as well as the nuanced stock, raise the bar for all pho in town; we just wish it were served at dinner as well as lunch. Long-fermented sweet-sour lemonade with a little added fizz is a good foil for the noodle dishes, as are the complex but balanced craft cocktails.
City: Fort Worth