A whole lotta stuff is going on this saturday. I am going to Bogle to write about it for that paper, so I am going to miss both the capital public radio record sale and, more importantly, Operation Restore Maximum Freedom III at the Plainfield station. The first one was really fun.
I went with Scott to Harry's Cafe yesterday (2026 16th st, 16th and U). You may have heard about this place because it was closed for a couple of months when Harry burned himself very badly in an accident at the cafe. He is still healing but he's back at the cafe and seems to be in excellent spirits. This place is small and squeaky clean, with a few tables out on busy 16th street. He has Chinese and Vietnamese food and some American dishes. I think he serves breakfast, too. Scott got the rare steak pho and I got a charbroiled chicken and shrimp cold noodle salad, which is the same as the bunh at Pho Bac but Harry's doesn't call it that. I enjoyed my food down to the last morsel. It had a very clean and fresh flavor. The charbroiled shrimp was much sweeter and fresher than what you usually get at Vietnamese places. Delicious! Scott liked his steak pho which was filled with large blankets of steak. This place is a great addition to this neighborhood. This corner is emerging as a tiny, bustling business district, with the addition of the funny cigar store on U st, and with the Taco stand and the Zodiac cafe both doing good business.