9021PHO ART EXHIBIT LAUNCH
It turns out that this Asian restaurant has been in Beverly Hills for a couple of years and I didn’t even know about it! But I stopped by their interesting afternoon soiree that celebrated Chef Kimmy Tang’s partnership with Healing Arts Reaching Kids, which supports the Art Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
I love parties that combine charity with good food, and this one did that in the form of passed appetizers. (The interior is a tad petite, and was tres crowded with 9021Pho admirers, so my friend and I sat at the outside table, which was great for people-watching.)
On the menu that day were a couple of kinds of spring rolls, both vegetarian and not, open-face Banh Mi sandwiches with either pork or soy, and crispy sole, (which I shockingly ate because they told me it was swordfish—I thought I didn’t like sole, but I loved these morsels!)
The fare whetted my appetite to go back there and do a full review sometime. And maybe get some new art while I’m at it!
[Note: while there, I discovered that the word “pho” is actually pronounced “pha.” You know I thrive on correct pronunciations, but, in this case, it ruins the play on “90210.” So, I’m now torn!]