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PHX - Lee Lee Market to open a branch in Peoria at the end of the month

Rubee Apr 14, 2008 02:15 PM

Since I live in the NW Valley, I was happy to hear this, and thought other Hounds would be interested as well. There is also going to be a Hong-Kong style restaurant.

Chandler's popular Lee Lee market to expand

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  1. themis RE: Rubee Apr 14, 2008 02:41 PM

    Rubee, that's such great news, thanks for posting that.

    I'm a little sad we're not getting a pho shop in the storefront, but I guess you can't win them all!

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    1. re: themis
      Rubee RE: themis Apr 17, 2008 10:32 AM

      Hi themis,

      I was wondering if you have any recs for favorite Vietnamese restaurants in the area? Thanks!

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        andyeats RE: Rubee Apr 17, 2008 10:41 AM

        Can't speak for themis, but I like the following places:

        Little Saigon
        Pho Avina
        Da Vang

        Davang Coffee Shop
        4538 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015

        Pho Avina
        4920 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306

        Little Saigon
        7016 N 57th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

        1. re: andyeats
          themis RE: andyeats Apr 17, 2008 11:56 AM

          I haven't tried Little Saigon yet; it's on my list, but I do really like Pho Avina. Both for the amusing atmosphere and the food. Oddly, haven't ordered either banh mi or pho there; but the boba drinks are awesome.

          web page -- http://www.phoavina.com/

          1. re: themis
            Rubee RE: themis Oct 7, 2008 05:50 PM

            Just adding to this list of Vietnamese restaurants...

            I was talking to one of the Vietnamese women at the salon today and the conversation turned to food (of course). I asked her which was her favorite Vietnamese restaurant in the area, and she said Thao's at 27th and Bethany Home. I plan to check it out this weekend, has anybody been?

            (PS. Themis, could you please email me - address in my bio. Thanks!)

          2. re: andyeats
            Firenza00 RE: andyeats Apr 17, 2008 12:40 PM

            I haven't done Little Saigon, but I do like both Avina and Da Vang. I really like the banh mi at Avina's. Da Vang has some good ones as well, but I give the edge to Avina. Da Vang does have a lot of other good stuff, though, and it's pretty inexpensive.

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              Rubee RE: Firenza00 Apr 17, 2008 01:20 PM

              Thanks so much everyone - can't wait to check these plates out!

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                andyeats RE: Firenza00 Apr 17, 2008 10:14 PM

                I guess we've gone off topic from the original post, but I wanted to add that Little Saigon's banh xeo (#4), lemongrass chicken (#50), and bo luc lac (#46) are fantastic!

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                  Rubee RE: andyeats Apr 17, 2008 11:08 PM

                  I was actually going to ask which of the three did the best banh xeo, so thanks for that! Also, does anybody do beef 7 ways (bo bay mun)?

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                    andyeats RE: Rubee Apr 18, 2008 12:18 PM

                    Not that I'm aware of. I think you'll have to go to Little Saigon (in L.A) for seven course beef.

        2. Firenza00 RE: Rubee Apr 14, 2008 03:53 PM

          That's awesome. We usually hit Lee Lee when we go to Vonhanson's, but this will be a lot closer. Well, 20 miles instead of 33. :)

          1. twodogs RE: Rubee Apr 15, 2008 06:37 AM

            The article didn't mention the actual location in Peoria,where is the market?

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              hohokam RE: twodogs Apr 15, 2008 07:00 AM

              The article indicates that the new Lee Lee location is at 75th Ave and Cactus. According to Google search results for: "Albertson's Peoria, AZ" [without the quotation marks], Albertson's used to have a location at 7575 W Cactus, i.e., at the southwest corner of 75th Ave and Cactus, facing Cactus.

              Maybe folks who routinely get that far west can verify?

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                Da Beebz RE: hohokam Apr 15, 2008 11:50 AM

                Has anyone tried the new pho place in the Lee Lee Chandler? I've tried it when it was Yen Mi but left underwhelmed. Just curious if it's still the same owner but a different name and remodeled.

                1. re: hohokam
                  andyeats RE: hohokam Apr 16, 2008 11:44 AM

                  Confirmed - it's at the SW corner of 75th Ave and Cactus.

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                    kittyfood RE: hohokam Apr 18, 2008 07:23 AM

                    Yes, we've been watching the (very slow) progress of the new Lee Lee for months. But regarding pho, there is a new Vietnamese restaurant directly across the street. It's called Pholicious, and it's been open for about three weeks. We tried it once -- I had the pho with rare beef, tripe and tendon. I thought the noodles were slightly overcooked and the broth didn't have a lot of depth of flavor. I really wanted pho ga, pho with chicken broth, but didn't see it on the menu. The spring rolls were good. My husband had the bun with roast pork and eggroll, and he said it was good. The menu is pretty extensive, with lots of other choices, including soups with flat noodles and rice dishes.

                    We have had very good experiences with Little Saigon, and think it's the best Vietnamese option in the west valley.

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                      wave RE: kittyfood May 13, 2008 07:10 PM

                      Pholicious is over priced. Food is okay. Too bad there aren't any more competition in that area.

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                        themis RE: kittyfood May 30, 2008 02:01 PM

                        Hey, anyone know if Pholicious has a liquor license? I googled and I only get So Cal chains. I am trying to organize a get-together tonight and if we all show and there's no bar menu, or it's BYO and we're unprepared, my friends are going to be pretty miffed with me.

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                    kittyfood RE: Rubee Apr 24, 2008 10:06 AM

                    My husband just reported that the new Lee Lee opened at 9:00 this morning. He was checking it out, and said the restaurant isn't open yet, and lots of work is still going on inside the store, but many people are there. I will go by this afternoon.

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                      andyeats RE: kittyfood Apr 24, 2008 12:31 PM

                      WOO HOO! Thanks for the update! We stopped by last night and they were hard at work preparing.

                      1. re: andyeats
                        ciaogal RE: andyeats Apr 25, 2008 05:54 AM

                        Looks like they are also opening a location in Tucson @ La Cholla and Orange Grove. Near Northwest Medical Center...saw it yesterday when I was down there for work!

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                          werewolf RE: ciaogal Jun 1, 2008 06:36 PM

                          That's good news for Tucson! I've been going to Lee Lee's since the days of the original little market on Southern and Dobson.

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