This week saw one restaurant change and one close. The Fortune House Chinese Restaurant at 1050 El Camino is now Pho 82, a Vietnamese restaurant that, as its name suggests, focuses on pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup). They also serve other noodle soups and various other Vietnamese staples. This entry basically doubles San Carlos’ Vietnamese/Pho restaurant capacity, joining Pho Vinh on Holly Street. Neither restaurant has an ideal location, so we’ll have to monitor both on their progress. We may also have to do a taste comparison sometime soon!
Additionally, Chucks Coffee and Donuts closed today. Located at 495 Old County Road in the 7-11 shopping center at just north of Holly Street, Chuck’s had been around for decades and clearly had some loyal customers, but apparently the business wasn’t enough to afford the increasing rent. This could be a harbinger for things to come.