Garden Grove Vietnamese restaurant Pho 79 has been awarded the prestigious James Beard America’s Classics honor for its contributions to the country’s dining landscape. As one of the first pho specialists when it opened in 1982, Thọ Trần and Liễu Trần’s restaurant nourished Orange County’s growing Little Saigon neighborhood and introduced Southern California to one of Vietnam’s most iconic dishes: beef pho. They are also one of the few Vietnamese restaurants to use technology for ordering via Ipads.
What is the James Beard award? The James Beard Foundation lauded Pho 79 for being "among the area's very first restaurants of its kind, introducing Americans to bowls of slippery rice noodles in beefy broth, topped with eye of round steak, brisket, tripe, meatballs." It wasn't the first or only pho restaurant in the area but Pho 79 distinguished itself with its flavors. To create the restaurant's rich, signature broth, cooks simmer oxtail for half a day. Not only do they serve Pho, they also have many other Vietnamese delicacies. The link to their menu is attached: http://www.pho79.com/menu1.html