Pho Saigon #1 on Jerome Avenue: Closed!
Finally made it to Jerome Avenue for Vietnamese this evening. Pho Saigon #1 at 2614 Jerome Ave is now a nail place! What a shame! Anyone know what happened?
(Ate at Com Tam Ninh Kieu instead. It was a mixed bag: summer rolls didn't taste so fresh, but seafood soup with hofun noodles was very good.)
Com Tam Ninh Kieu
2641 Jerome Ave, Bronx, NY 10468
Today I discovered, to my great sadness, the reason behind the relatively quick closing of Pho Saigon on Jerome Avenue. I was visiting the Vietnamese market across the street, the one right next to Cam Tam Ninh Kieu, and happened to mention to the lovely woman who runs it that I was sad that the Pho Saigon had closed so quickly. I had visited it in March and had had a really fine meal there; business seemed to be brisk when I was there as well.
The woman told me that the owner of the restaurant had suffered a heart attack and passed away at the restaurant around April 10th. I remember him quite well from my meal -- short, thin, very friendly and attentive and very energetic. His wife sold the space to a friend who converted to a nail place rather quickly.
Sad, short history of a place with real promise.