Pho Sizzle brings Vietnamese cuisine to waterfront
Rockland — Tired of the traffic and looking to simplify his life, Tom Pham left Tampa, Fla. where he worked as a project manager for MetLife, and moved to Rockland.
Now he is serving fresh Vietnamese cuisine including pho soup and pork belly sandwiches out of a lunch wagon at Buoy Park. The business opened May 7.
Pham said he moved to the city about two months ago. His business is called Pho Sizzle and is his first venture outside of corporate America.
On May 7, he was busy working an oven and a grill for his first day. He said he will likely hire someone to help since it is hard to juggle food preparation and selling out front at the same time.
The menu choices change daily, posted on a board at the lunch stand and on the Pho Sizzle Facebook page. Pham said the dishes are all homemade. Offerings include vermicelli with shrimp, beef, and/or egg rolls and homemade sauce; banh mi sandwich in shrimp or pork belly; and pho soup and spicy beef noodle soup with a choice of vegetables and herbs (Thai basil, cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, etc).
Pho Sizzle is open for lunch and dinner, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information, visit facebook.com/phosizzle2014.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.