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What’s on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly

By Renée Suen| Photography by Renée Suen

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It’s now possible to snack on noodles and banh mi at previously food-free PrettyUgly. Vit Béo, a Vietnamese restaurant at Bloor and Ossington, opened a satellite kitchen in the Parkdale cocktail bar earlier this year, serving their takes on Vietnamese dishes until 2 a.m. (They also have pop-ups in Open House Bar and Civil Liberties.) Right now the menu includes things like a banh mi layered with headcheese, pork sausage and paté; BBQ pork belly noodles; and sea bass crudo. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, including chef David Huynh’s popular chive dumplings that are based on his grandmother’s recipe and made using rice-flour wrappers. Here’s a look at some of what you can order from the kitchen, along with a few of bartender Joel Savoie’s cocktail creations.

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The cucumber salad is made with sesame, tamari, furikake, cilantro and peanuts. $6.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The beef tartare is made with pickled mustard greens, spices, Kewpie mayo, “tamari magic” sauce and fried garlic. It’s served with prawn chips. $11.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The seabass crudo is topped with red pepper jelly, avocado, cucumber and black sesame. $8.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The BBQ pork noodles come in that “tamari magic” sauce and are topped with bok choy, garlic chives, peanuts, sesame, scallions and herbs. $12.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Huynh, putting together the crudo.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Here’s a whole spread.

 

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What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
You can get some dishes to go, as well.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Head bartender Joel Savoie.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Staff favourite Phantom Power is made with gin, Bianco vermouth, lime, bitters and an ingredient called “awesome sauce.” $15.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Lew Drank It All is named after Savoie’s friend who crushed a ton of the drinks when Savoie first created the concoction. It’s a mix of mescal, tequila, vermouth and piña chartreuse. $14.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The Venus cocktail is made with aquavit, bianco vermouth and wormwood liqueur. $14.

 

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What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
The front rug shop still sells rugs but has a few seats for dine-in customers. Others are welcome to take their food to the back bar.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Here’s the back bar.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Here it is again.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly
Huynh (left) and PrettyUgly co-owner Robin Goodfellow.

 

What's on the menu at Vit Béo, a new Vietnamese snack bar inside PrettyUgly

Inside PrettyUgly, 1237 Queen St. W., no phone, @vit.beo.to

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