Pho 79 is first OC restaurant to win prestigious award
Pho 79, a humble noodle house in Little Saigon, is the first Orange County restaurant to win a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award, often referred to as “the Oscars of the food world.”
“It’s like a dream come true to us,” said Mai Tran, a member of the family who owns the restaurant.
Pho 79, at 9941 Hazard Ave. in Garden Grove, was started by her mother, Lieu Tran, and uncle, Tho Tran, in 1982. The restaurant was honored in the
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