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There’s nothing quite like a bowl of pho—the steamy broth, the satisfying noodles and the aromatic blend of beef and basil. Many locals got their first taste of the good stuff at Hale Vietnam, which has been in business for more than 20 years. What makes their particular brew a favorite among readers? “We cook the bones for a long time, so you get all the juice out—the longer you cook it, the better,” says manager Mike Williams, pictured.
Photo by Sergio Goes