- 308 E Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Cuisine: Vietnamese
- Meals Served: Dinner, Lunch
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
- Hours: Dinner: Thursday to Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Lunch: Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brian Freedman sings the praises of Stock, the Vietnamese cafe on Girard Avenue in Fishtown.
Beef pho tastes as deep as some sort of soupy Mariana Trench, the liquid exquisitely, exuberantly rich in character. Mushroom pho is built on a stunning umami-rich broth. Both of them, with a generous scattering of herbs and their perfectly cooked rice noodles, are large enough to share but good enough that you won’t want to.
Like a whisper, Stock opened this past weekend at 308 E Girard Avenue. I know this, not because of Twitter or Facebook (they don’t have one), not because of a website (they don’t have one) but because of the only connection they’ve given us thus far: their Instagram account.
But I had my first taste of the Fishtown pho, and it was glorious.
Like the place itself, the menu is tiny: two salads, two raw items, two soups, some non-alcoholic drinks (it's BYOB), and a little dessert salad. And like pho itself, the space was beautiful for its simplicity, and memorable for its complexity.
Much like when Jose Garces took over Saveur Magazine’s Instagram account for the day, Michael Solomonov is sharing a day in his food life. Solomonov has already made it back from Margate and over to Fishtown where he’s testing out the pho at the soon to be opening Stock.
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