Have you visited the Firestone/Frederick area? The growth in this area is fairly mind-boggling but with housing developments come some excellent restaurants. In fact, downtown Firestone is home to a great breakfast spot I happened to randomly stop at on the way home from the airport last summer.
The place is called Gabe’s Cafe (the building used to be an Italian joint). I sat on the patio in the sunshine in the adorable downtown Frederick, quite pleased with my breakfast skillet covered in green chile.
Firestone and Frederick are towns directly east of Longmont and Interstate 25. The two towns run together in my mind and I never recall what business is where. I am only sure that VN Pho is in Firestone because I looked it up.
I met my friend Kate for lunch at VN Pho, a restaurant located in a strip mall. She says that the spot has previously been home to several sandwich shops. Kate is from Firestone but it was her first time at VN Pho too. I think it’s just opened in the past year and seemed quite popular on a Thursday.
The place is super tiny and super cute and I wish I’d taken a photo of the inside. It’s very cozy.
There are a lot of different kinds of pho to choose from at VN Pho, and I got Pho Tai Nam (Rare Steak & Brisket). Kate ordered the beef noodle bowl. For a medium at $10.49, my pho was a great deal. Both our meals were big and there is no skimping on ingredients here.
My broth was piping hot, the meat plentiful and the veggie toppings were fresh. I think the broth makes or breaks pho and this one is flavorful and satisfying. It was an all-around solid experience and if I wasn’t writing this blog and trying new places all the time, I’d definitely go back time and again. Kate really enjoyed her noodle bowl too.
I tried to make myself stop eating so that I could have leftovers, but I ate it all.
VN Pho, 8350 Colorado Blvd., Unit 110, Firestone, Colorado 80504
Have you had some great pho lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comment section.