Melanie Wong and I invite you to a Chowdown at New Loi's Pho restaurant this next Thursday at 7 PM.
Figure about $10-12 per person max (depending on how curious we get). Example: a small bowl of plain chicken Pho is about $4.50 and is plenty for one person. BBQ meat versions are closer to $7 a bowl.
You can respond to my email above.
(they're closed on Tuesdays, so I'll re-post tomorrow and let you know if we can bring our own wine)
They are on the Northeast corner of Taraval and 19th Ave., in SF (the "L Taraval" stops right in front). Street parking only.
Here are a couple of links for reviews of their delicious Pho and other Vietnamese specialties.
My favorite is a medium bowl of Pho with BBQ'd shrimp and chicken combo. Smoky, savory, rich and wonderful.