Vacant since I Love Burgers shuttered in late 2016, a Chinatown favorite is headed to space Q-176 in the far western section of Town Square.
Pho Kim Long promises to be “coming soon” at the corner spot, creating a “kitchen and bar” next door to the Baobab Cafe and short distance from Yard House and recently opened Big Whiskey’s American Bar & Grill.
The Vietnamese restaurant has been a fixture at the Center at Spring Mountain retail hub since 2007, located a few doors down from Lee’s Sandwiches.
While the Town Square expansion is not expected to match the 24/7 hours of the original, the new site will alleviate the parking issues often found on Spring Mountain Road.
On the large, multi-page menu, a series of “sizzling clay pot” dishes, including curry, squid, catfish, or shrimp; vermicelli choices; noodle soups; porridge; a full roster of seafood, beef, and pork; plus the namesake pho soups, including “rare” and “tender” steak ingredients, brisket, “beef ball,” and vegan alternatives.