Monday, November 7, 2011
University City Patch's resident foodie shares the scoop on her latest dining experience at Hooked Seafood Bar in University City.
When we heard that the owners of Pho Long, one of our favorite University City restaurants to date, were opening a new restaurant in the same strip on Olive Boulevard, we were thrilled. The restaurant, Hooked Seafood Bar, opened last month, and my husband Ryan and I headed there on a recent Thursday for an early dinner. The restaurant was empty, which came as no surprise between the early dinner hour and their recent opening. The dining room is set up similarly to Pho Long, there is a counter and barstools facing the street, a handful of tables (artfully decoupaged with magazine and newspaper clippings—a fun touch!), and a counter bar at the back near the kitchen. Upon sitting, we were immediately brought steaming bowls of clam chowder, “…
Friday, September 2, 2011
The family that owns Pho Long restaurant on Olive Blvd in University City is set to open a new eatery, according to Feast Magazine.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
University City resident Natalie McLaury writes a food and recipe blog called The Sweets Life.
Ryan and I uncovered a gem of a restaurant in University City. Truth be told, it wasn’t a recent discovery. A year or two ago, we wandered into Pho Long, located at 8627 Olive Blvd, on a Saturday evening, glanced at the menu, and left after realizing there wasn’t much offered aside from pho, which neither of us were feeling that evening. It wasn’t until my lovely Patch editor Myra suggested I check out Pho Long that Ryan and I decided to pay the place another visit, this time to stay and eat! Immediately upon entering the small restaurant inconspicuously located in one of the many strip malls on Olive Boulevard, we noticed that the place had been redone. The entire restaurant had been repainted, redecorated, and rearranged since we last …