Argyle Street doesn’t have a monopoly on great pho. This spare, bright newbie off the main drag serves up a pretty serious (and monstrous) bowl of the classic soup, with thinly shaved beef in a broth redolent of anise and five-spice. It’s heady enough to induce a meat coma, so chase with a potent chicory-laced iced coffee.

Order: Pho tai, $7; iced coffee, $3

1132 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Edgewater, 773-944-0999