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[30 Oct 2011 | 5 Comments | 2,446 views]
PhoNatic: First Impression

Last week, I had another surprising and delicious meal in a strip mall. Ilyse and I met Jessica at PhoNatic in the Northcross Shopping Center on West Anderson.
Jessica had seen the new spot while driving by, and wanted to try it since her current favorite spot for Vietnamese, Hai Ky, doesn’t have a location that’s on the way home from work.

I was impressed with the self-serve bar that offered all of the traditional Vietnamese fixins.

And everything we ordered was inexpensive, huge, delicious, and made with what tasted like high quality …

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[18 Feb 2009 | One Comment | 3,206 views]
A Bowl of Pho Will Cure What Ails Ya

February has not been kind to me. Just as I started to get over a bout of either walking pneumonia or bronchitis (the doctor at the clinic wasn’t sure which I had but gave me antibiotics to fight both), I got a bad cold. I’ve been so congested and my throat has been quite sore so nothing appeals so much as a bowl of soup.
Laura S. and I were on the UT-Austin campus for an Austin Jewish Film Festival event and decided to grab dinner on the drag. We were …

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