On a cool day (or just a lazy one when you don't feel like cooking), few things will hit the spot like a warm bowl of pho
, a beef noodle soup that's basically Vietnamese comfort food.
You'll find a few restaurants named Pho Number Number Number along Argyle Street, but Pho 777 is the one to check out. Its fake-wood booths are reminiscent of a Chicago sausage stand (albeit one with a big-screen TV), but the steamy, flavorful soup, filled to the brim with noodles, perfectly cooked beef and veggies will make you forget the less-than-exotic atmosphere in a heartbeat. And with each bowl running about five bones (give or take), you may even go for seconds.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Stephanie Kuenn