You’ve probably noticed, but I’m on a bit of a pho/ramen kick right now. I go through phases that sometimes result in four days of eating tacos and then four days of eating pho. I was going to try to write about one and then the other, but the art is going to imitate life here on TacosandPho.com.
This place was brought to my attention by a friend. I trust her a lot because we both like things pretty darn spicy and she loves pho, so that’s good too. By the way, her name is Heather and she owns and distills at Syntax Spirits in Greely. You should go there and then eat at this pho restaurant in Evans.
For those of you who are unaware of local geography, Evans is south of Greeley by about two feet. Literally, turn south off of Hwy 34 around 17th Avenue in Greeley and you’re in Evans.
If you like spicy, New Pho is the place to go, hands down. The spicy broth isn’t on the menu, you have to ask for it, which makes it even more special. It’s like you are in on the secret, the secret of spicy broth. It’s the little things that make me happy.
I got the steak and brisket pho with spicy broth (because I’m in the know) and extra jalapenos. Yes, I like things spicy, real spicy.
This pho arrives piping hot and the first thing I noticed is that my side dish of bean sprouts, Thai basil, jalapeno, and limes had a lot of extra jalapenos. They don’t skimp on anything here. The soup was loaded with meat.
Let’s talk spicy broth. I don’t know what they put in the broth to make it spicy but it’s not melt-your-face off spicy, it’s flavorful. In fact, this bowl of pho was full of flavor. One notable difference about this Evans pho restaurant versus other pho spots is that I felt no need to dip the meat or noodles in condiments, even though they were sitting on the table.
I didn’t even think about this until I was done, but I think pho eaters will understand. This pho packs a flavor punch and I was knocked out (meaning really full). I couldn’t even finish the medium and had leftover pho for lunch the next day.
As I left the restaurant, I noticed a tortilleria next door. As I drove away, I saw the Evans’ Los Pinos a couple doors down (read my experience of the Greeley Los Pinos here), and Tamales from Heaven across the street. Everything necessary for my survival is located in these two strip malls in Evans.
I will be back.
New Pho, 3230 23rd Avenue, Evans, Colorado 80620
Until next time, get some spicy pho in your mouth!