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Phorage – I Can’t Believe Phorage Is Making Me Feel Not Terrible About Chego Leaving

12 Oct

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Phorage rises up from the ashes of Chego Westside. A tough act to follow, especially considering the space has so many disadvantages — cramped seating, little parking, neighbors who you would never give a second glance to. It also features a landlord who forced Chego out. So I’m not sure why you’d want to take a gamble on this space. But Perry Cheung, formerly of the Slanted Door in San Francisco, is giving it a go with classic Vietnamese cuisine using ingredients described with the usual litany: local, sustainable, seasonal.

The result: maybe the best Vietnamese food I’ve had (outside of the Slanted Door).

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5i – Pho in Culver City

16 Apr

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Next time you’re hitting up the Scarlet Lady Saloon or Roger’s Exciting Tattle-Tale Room, two of Culver City’s diviest of dive bars, you’ll have the option of eating Vietnamese food (or dim sum). Does the Westside’s excitement about Nongla extend to Vietnamese newcomer 5i?

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