Fort Worth's buzzy West 7th Street is already a popular destination for drinkers, and soon it'll have a major draw for the hungover, too: Pho District is preparing to open in the old Bayou Jack's space at the So7 development. It's the newest project from chef Kenzo Tran, who also owns Piranha Killer Sushi in Arlington. Per a spring report from the Star-Telegram, Tran will be utilizing family recipes at his new restaurant, "as his dad owns a pho restaurant just outside of Saigon." Besides the ever-popular Vietnamese noodle soup, the menu will also include items like pork belly buns, banh mi, and "unfamiliar items such as goi ca, a sweet and spicy salmon salad that resembles ceviche, and pan-fried rice patties topped with pork or chicken floss," described as a sort of carnivore's cotton candy made from dried meat.
Based on renderings posted to the restaurant's Facebook page, Pho District will be decidedly more tricked out than your average neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant, with a modern-looking interior boasting lots of hardwood, a bar, flat-screen TVs, and soaring ceilings to accommodate an upstairs area. Look for it to open in mid-August.