I finally came down with that Sundance sickness that's been making the rounds, and it's now become Pavlovian for me -- colds = pho. So I stopped in at Pho Saigon, a sparkling, brand-new looking Korean pho place on Sixth St., since it's right on my way home. Arriving at 7:01, I scored a parking spot on the street and ordered up a brisket pho ($6.75) and some eggrolls ($5.75). Just a few minutes later, they were neatly packaged up and ready to go.
I think I prefer the rare beef at the real Vietnamese places, and the broth could have been a touch meatier. But the copious accompaniments were spot-on, and the egg rolls were still warm and crispy when I arrived home. They're open from 7 am to 4 am, should you need some pho at odd hours, and they also have rice plates, noodle plates, chicken pho and shrimp pho.
Pho Saigon Noodle & Grill
3831 W. 6th St. (at Serrano)