Pho Cue, the pop-up blending Vietnamese flavors and dishes with central Texas barbecue, opens as a full-fledge restaurant Wednesday, November 3, in Glenwood Park.
Owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, Pho Cue takes over the former Festivals Jerk Chicken Grill space on Garrett Street, across from chef Kevin Gillespie’s restaurant Gunshow and cocktail bar Vesper.
The pair launched Pho Cue last summer during the height of the pandemic and popped up frequently on weekends from parking lots and taprooms at restaurants and breweries throughout Atlanta.
Wissman previously worked as a prep cook for Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at the commissary smokehouse and uses several recipes from his wife’s family, who are of Hmong heritage hailing from Thailand and Vietnam, to create the barbecue-based dishes offered on the menu. Expect bánh mì and bowls of pho served with Texas-style smoked brisket here, along with pulled pork dumplings, smoked brisket egg rolls, and lemongrass pepper wet smoked wings.
Currently open Wednesday through Sunday, Pho Cue seats 30 people inside, with additional seats for 16 on the street-side patio. Look for wine, local beers, and cocktails from the bar once the restaurant receives its liquor license, which Wissman and Holloway say should be in the next few weeks.
Check out the menu below:
Brooklyn-based pizzeria and Italian restaurant Emmy Squared opened earlier this spring in the neighborhood, replacing the Shed at Glenwood, which closed last fall after 12 years on Bill Kennedy Way. Emmy Squared is known for Detroit-style square pizzas and its popular double-stack cheeseburger on a pretzel bun, Le Big Matt.
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; 925 Garrett Street, Atlanta. eatphocue.com.
Public transit: The restaurant is located just off of the newly opened portion of the Eastside Beltline trail in Glenwood Park and is accessible via MARTA bus line #107.