Bethesda Restaurant TapaBar turns into a Pop-up “Food Lab”

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Pho is a relatively simple dish. The soup consists of rice noodles, broth, herbs, and meat. Pho began as a street food in Vietnam during the early 20th century, according to Santa Clara University. 

Local Restaurateur Alonso Roche is serving the dish as a part of Bethesda restaurant TapaBar’s transformation into a place to tinker with new culinary concepts what he is calling a “pop-up food lab."

“We love Pho. We were trying to do something simple that was easy to put in place quickly," Roche said. "My brother and I realized we were eating pho once or twice a week at least, and that there’s no pho around here."

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