I can't take the sudden change to cold weather. I love fall weather, but now it's getting to that time of year when it's TOO cold. Brrrrr. The furnace can't be turned up high enough for me to get warm. My skin is drying out. I have to use the remote starter on my car every morning.
Pho is the answer.
I had missed going in to the Strip District throughout October due to my busy schedule, and I was itching to go again soon. James agreed to accompany me, and he suggested getting pho for lunch.
Pho warms you up. Pho makes you sweat. It was a perfect solution.
We had already tried Pho Van last year and had become fans, so now he wanted to take me to the other end of Penn Avenue to Vietnam's Pho to compare. No problem there.
To drink, James suggested trying a Bubble Tea - AND one of the Bubble Tea options was taro, a root that Food Collage had introduced me to, and to which I have been hooked ever since! I can't even describe the taste, but it's awesome:
|Taro Bubble Tea|
We ordered the spring rolls for an appetizer. I always feel good about eating them, because they're so...clean-feeling. I guess that's the best way to describe it. Very simple, fresh ingredients, with a delicious peanut sauce. A perfect appetizer:
1627 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)