Pho2Love Shines For Arts Along Colfax Program

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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by Angela Kerr

As one walks into Pho2Love, a large framed thank you from 40 West Arts suggests they are grateful to the owners of Pho2Love Restaurant for partnering with them, allowing them to display artwork as part of the Arts Along Colfax Program.  Pho2Love, owned by a brother and sister team opened in July 2013 as part of a long term strategy to create a family restaurant.  Ryan, who sponsored his sister’s move to the United States, suggests “I promised to help my sister who is a chef – open a restaurant.  She owned a small restaurant in Viet Nam for 15 years where she raised her children.  She has worked for the last 13 years in many restaurants along Federal Boulevard, while we saved money to buy our own place.”

Pho2Love shares the JCRS shopping center location which hosts the historic Casa Bonita Restaurant . Ryan explains: “We wanted an area that was not yet served by a Pho Vietnamese Restaurant, yet we needed a location with infrastructure (e.g. coolers, hoods, rest rooms).With a background in engineering, Ryan personally designed the restaurants interior.  He shares that “Art brings me joy.  I think that the arts, whether visual, performance or culinary enrich our lives and our state of being.  I would like to expand that joy with the customers who come through our door with not only good food, but good art.”In asking Ryan about his affiliation with the 40 West Arts District, he suggests that he shared the vision of bringing renewed energy and vitality to the West Colfax corridor and emphasized service to the community.  He continues: “my sister and my wife run the restaurant.  We are a family business committed to service.  We offer authentic Vietnamese cuisine at a reasonable price and offer great service in a comfortable environment.”I for one can say that I became enamored with Pho2Love on my first of many visits. My favorite quick lunch:  Egg rolls with an Avocado Boba Smoothie.  FRESH ► HEALTHY ► Outrageous customer Service while surrounded by ▲ local artistry.  Online:,

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