About the ‘Downer
While getting a doctorate for figuring out how to measure human experience, I worked tirelessly at figuring out how to measure pho. Most of this is documented on my old website, which has subsequently been sold to another Vancouver-area food writer. I later briefly brought this concept to a Santa Barbara-area student newspaper.
I’ve also worked in the wine industry and am beginning a fledgling law career.
I think I know food pretty well, but pho is where I excel. I’ve lost track of how many phos I’ve tried – both for better and worse – but emerged with a decent palate for pho. Somewhere along the line a five point system for rating pho joints was established, and it’s what I’ll use here until something better comes along.
So let’s start this crazy effing journey.
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