For a different kind of lunch, we went to my boyfriend's favorite neighborhood pho place. Pho Viet House located at 6226 Richmond Highway in Alexandria is a step above Pho 75 decor-wise. The menu is more expansive too, including appetizers like summer rolls ($3.25) and even vegetarian options.
Large #8 with well-done flank and skirt flank ($8.25)
The toppings were a little light on the basil for two bowls, but they were very fresh.
A squeeze of lime, basil leaves and bean sprouts, with a bit of sriracha and dark miso paste help to make a wonderful bowl of pho.