Two types of people frequent this hole-in-the-wall Thai spot: locals who know to call ahead for takeout orders of garlicky papaya salad, deep-fried pot stickers and family-size portions of red curry with eggplant and Thai basil; and psychos obsessed with how spicy they can persuade the chef to make their food. The restaurant’s Scoville scale runs from “mild” to “extra hot”: “hot” just about massacred us, so if you meet any of the guys whose photos boast “extra hot x 12,” check whether they’re human.
|Venue name:||Pho's Thai Cuisine|
3332 N Lincoln Ave
|Cross street:||between School and Roscoe Sts|
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown to Paulina. Bus: 9, 77.|
|Price:||Average main course: $8|
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The walls are plastered with photos of people who ate ridiculously hot thai food and lived to tell their tale. But one of the best things about this little Thai hole in the wall is the quiet ambiance, perfect for a spur of the moment BYOB dinner–just make sure you run by the Whole Foods across the street to grab a bottle of wine or whatever else you please.