Moto Pho Co. opened yesterday on West Main Street, across from Zinc, and is owned by Vu Nguyen, who also owns Zinc. Well, things were so busy yesterday for Nguyen that they ran out of pho and had to close today. Here’s a write up the Hook just did:
Charlottesville diners jonesing for a pho fix can rest easy– as Zinc owner Vu Nguyen opened the doors of Moto Pho Co. today, Wednesday August 1. Open for lunch and dinner, the new spot features the hard-to-make-at-home Vietnamese beef and noodle soup for $6.95 and $7.95 per bowl ($1 extra for ox tail). And yes, the restaurant’s name is playing on the expletive that comes to mind (as well as Momofuku, the nouveau-Korean cuisine stylings of celebrity chef David Chang).
“I liked the idea of the name because it rolls off the tongue, and it sounds like motherf*****,” says a smiling Nguyen. READ MORE