Best Get out of Jail Meal - 2012
There's no Get out of Jail Free card in real life, but as long as you have your freedom and around $10 in pocket, you can revive your day (if not your life itself) just around the corner from the Hall of Justice's barred windows. American breakfast staples fight for attention with classic Vietnamese homestyle cooking — but luckily, both fuel the soul as well as the body. The pho offerings will brighten your outlook, whether you're down from a turn in the joint or just one in a cubicle. Hard-luck vegetarians will be heartened to know that the tofu banh mi and vegetable pho compete with their animal-proteined cousins, and any beef, rib, or chicken plate can be brightened with the addition of an egg. For the special occasion — maybe you just did a longer bit — break out the clay pot special. There's no lemongrass on the inside, so freedom is best savored while the imperial rolls are still hot.