There was a challenge a few months ago to try the Pho at the Santa Cruz Diner. Last night, I actually did it.
I hadn't been to the diner since it was Golden West. I wanted to try the noodles, but I think I'll return for the other food. The diner didn't smell greasy like (the now defunct?) Tiny's.
Needless to say, I won't return for the Pho. My husband and I both got the beef, which was deli sliced roast beef. This totally ruined it for us. They gave you bean sprouts, regular basil, a lemon wedge, sliced jalapenos, rooster sauce and hoisin sauce. The noodles were a little too al dente for my taste, but the broth was actually good. I was surprised that it had as much flavor as it did.
The pho was $5.99. They also have chicken, but who knows how that's served. I wanted to try the spring rolls ($1.49 each), but they had run out when we went around 7:15.
Okay, I took on the challenge. Any others? ;)