Thanks again to Andy Pappas of La Piccola Cucina who lead the Get Your PHX group in a tour of The Gallantry of the Table in July. If you missed this one, please drop by and talk to Andy about this epicurean philosophy. There is so much to be learned!
So, on to August. We are excited to introduce Rice Paper to you. I’ve been watching the transformation of this little house on 7th St, just south of Oak. And, of course, we’ve been hearing about the coming of downtown’s first Vietnamese hot spot for months. They are joining the ranks of a slew of great restaurants up and down 7th St.
Owners Lan (aka “Lisa”) and Hue Tran hail from San Diego. When I dropped by recently Lisa had been up for almost 24 hours straight preparing food and dealing with the hustle of a newly-opened restaurant. I’m told the Pho takes 24 hours to make properly, as well.
The things you learn….
Lisa and Hue have a particularly interesting story about how they decided to come to Phoenix to open the restaurant (their family also owns a restaurant in Surprise called Saigon Kitchen). But I’ll let them tell you about it.
I tried the rice rolls last week and was very impressed. The atmosphere was festive, they have a full bar and great meal presentation. I enjoyed that we could order off a checksheet, as with sushi. That way we could each pick something that we could split.
So, here’s the thing to keep in mind for this month —Rice Paper is a small place. They can only take 30 people, tops. So, we are doing a first come, first serve RSVP system on this one.
So, we really, really, really need you to RSVP to this one (did you get that last “really”?)
The upside: there is no cover for this event, plus Lan and Hue are extending their happy hour only for Get Your PHX guests. The happy hour will include:
All wines $5.
$1 off all spring rolls
$6 specialty cocktails
$2.75 draft beers
August Get Your PHX
Thursday, August 18th from 5:30 to 8:30
2221 N. Seventh St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006 Map here