Oops, it seems I forgot to make last weeks review round-up post actually live! So get ready for a BUMPER crop of reviews: Loco Lizard Cantina (Taste Of Park City), Caffe Molise (Your Heart Out), Pago (Gourmand Syndrome), Tacos Don Martin (SLC Tacos), Vinto (The Foodworks, Pho Tay Ho (SL Tribune), Spruce (SL Tribune), The Other Place (In Utah This Week), Thai Garden & Noodle House (Catalyst Magazine), Eva (SLC Examiner), Saffron Grill (Deseret Morning News), Mountain Mike’s Pizza (Deseret Morning News), Blue Iguana (Now Utah), Royal India (SL Tribune), Settebello (SLC Examiner), Spruce (City Weekly), Bay Leaf Cafe (In Utah This Week), Scaddy’s (The Foodworks).
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3 thoughts on “Restaurant review round-up 10/22/09”
After reading the article on Pho Tay Ho, I had the chance to stop by for lunch with a few coworkers. I guess some times the attention a good review can be a bad thing. The experience was less than stellar as it took almost 60 minutes to get 3 orders of eggrolls brought to the table. Another 20 for the Pho, and we were some of the first ones there. The place was crowded however, so hopefully this is not a common occurance. The price was right, but I think I will be sticking with Pho Bien Hoa or Green Papaya.
As a Tay Ho regular, I can tell you that service is usually on the slow side for a pho place, but definitely not *that* slow. Maybe try it again…sounds like an off day.