While Percy Street Barbecue may be the only Texas-style ‘cue headed for South Street, there’s a smokeless barbecue joint headed for the east end of the strip, courtesy of one of South Philly’s most beloved pho houses.
Cuong “Cool” Truong, one of the proprietors of Pho Ha at 6th and Washington, is planning a bi-level noodle-house-slash-smokeless-barbecue for the buildings at 216-218 South Street. Truong was reluctant to divulge much info since it’s still very much under construction - If you’ve walked by the buildings recently and and seen the shape they’re in, you know just how under construction it is - but the plan is for quick-and-easy noodles on the first floor and smokeless BBQ on the second. It will also have a liquor license. Truong wouldn’t estimate an opening date, but don’t expect to see it until after the new year.