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Start your Phobruary right at these three Silver City restaurants

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Phobruary is back at (clockwise, from left) Vientiane Noodle Shop, Thai Bar-B-Que and Bamboo Restaurant in Milwaukee's Silver City neighborhood.

Each week on This Bites, dining critic Ann Christenson from Milwaukee Magazine and Radio Milwaukee’s resident foodie Tarik Moody dig into the city’s culinary and restaurant culture to help you find new spots, old favorites and the best ingestibles around Milwaukee.

The “official” calendar says that it’s February. But for the last 11 years, one neighborhood in Milwaukee has changed the spelling slightly to honor a dish native to Vietnam and shine a light on restaurants that bring a taste of the region to our city.

Yes, Phobruary is back for the 11th time, which means that for the next few weeks you can score specials at three eateries in Silver City, all of which can be found on the same stretch of West National Avenue between 34th and 35th streets. Here are the specials they’re serving up all throughout February:

  • Vientiane Noodle Shop — $7 Regular Beef & Meatballs Pho Bowl (dine-in only, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday)
  • Thai Bar-B-Que — $6.99 Small Steak Pho Bowl, $6.99 Chicken Fried Rice, $2.99 two-piece Egg Roll and $6.99 10-piece Crab Rangoon (dine-in only, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday)
  • Bamboo Restaurant $7 Small Beef Pho Bowl (dine-in only, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday)

The event organized by VIA Community Development Corporation also has a giveaway element. Just scan the QR code that’ll be at your table, enter a few pieces of info, and you could win a $25 gift card to one of the three restaurants. You can check out the info at VIA’s website while you listen to us run through a busy week of culinary news from around the Milwaukee area:

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