I am pleased to announce on Tuesday June 9th I will be holding my first Vietnamese Pop Up at the Midtown Cafe of Santa Cruz, California! Phở (pronounced fuh) is a Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup that has somewhat of cult following. I was introduced to Phở in my days in South Philadelphia, which has a vibrant Vietnamese community. The aromatic bowl of noodles, broth and steak is a healing and soothing meal that I now chase all around the country. Phở is surprisingly somewhat void in Santa Cruz and though there are a few acceptable but mediocre imitators about town, I have been craving the real deal. Thankfully the kind pop-up loving folks over at the Midtown Cafe were as thrilled as I was to bring authentic phở to Santa Cruz! In addition to Phở I'll be whipping up classic Vietnamese fare like Goi Cuon ('Summer Rolls'), Bun ('Vermicelli Bowl'), Com Tam Suon Nuong ('Broken Rice Platter'), Bánh Mì (Vietnamese Hoagie) and some not so classic delights like Crispy Kimchi Chicken Livers. I am also happy to be sourcing my beef and chicken from the lovely folks over at Markegard Family Grass-Fed. The Markegard's raise Belted Galloways on their gorgeous coastal ranch in Pescadero and their beef bones and sirloin steak will take this phở to the next level. I'll also be sourcing vegetables from Everett Family Farm, Happy Boy Farms and pork from Devils Gulch Ranch. This may be white girl Vietnamese but I have no intention of loosing any flavor in the translation. Join us next week at 5pm sharp!