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Pho Peace At The Fur Peace Ranch

September 3rd, 2016 Jorma Leave a comment Go to comments
The Menu At The Pho Peace Restaurant

The Menu At The Pho Peace Restaurant

So… we’re fearless down here in Southeast Ohio. The Fur Peace Ranch is a destination not a way point. We are in the country pretty much half way between Athens, Ohio and Pomeroy, Ohio and yes, we’re opening a little Pho Restaurant here in the middle of nowhere. We had our test lunch Thursday last with some select guests and the critical response… was well… not critical. We knocked it out of the park. Vanessa’s vision and her ability to give substance to her dream is amazing. Coupled with the superb kitchen staff we have, we’re good to go.

In case you can’t read the menu… here it is:

Beef Pho – Asian rice noodle, Dexter Run meatballs and thinly sliced beef in a slow cooked homemade beef broth $8.25

Vegetarian Pho – Asian rice noodle, tofu meatballs in a slow cooked homemade vegetable broth $8.25

Chicken Pho – Asian rice noodle, King Family chicken in a slow cooked homemade chicken broth $8.25

All Pho dishes served with a side of basil, mint, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, bean sprouts, Hoisin sauce, Sriracha and a lime wedge.

Pickled Vegetables Spicy and Regular with house seasonings. $2.00

Iced Chai Tea $4.00

Smoothie Ask for today’s special $5.00

Every Wednesday & Thursday 11AM to 3PM only

Pho Peace Restaurant – Located at Fur Peace Ranch

39495 St. Clair Rd.
Pomeroy, Ohio 45769
ofc: 740-992-2575

Tibetan Prayer Flags frame the Pho

Tibetan Prayer Flags frame the Pho

We have so many wonderful things going on here at the Ranch… this is just one more. Come on down for lunch 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on any Wednesday or Thursday and join us for some delicious Pho!

The end of the day in September in Meigs County

The end of the day in September in Meigs County

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

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  1. DennisK
    September 3rd, 2016 at 09:32 | #1

    Sounds yummy!

    I hope we get to sample some menu items in October during the Rev. weekend. Vanessa seems to have the Midas touch. I am certain the Pho Peace Restaurant will be a hit. See ya soon.

  2. warren sehter
    September 3rd, 2016 at 10:48 | #2

    yum

  3. Sweetbac
    September 3rd, 2016 at 11:34 | #3

    That bowl of Pho would be $32 in San Francisco!

  4. jim hitchcock
    September 3rd, 2016 at 13:07 | #4

    Thanks to the eroding of cold war biases, we can now chow down on Vietnamese cuisine, and who knows, if they desire, Jorma and Jack can now hop on a Southwest 737 flight to Havana and jam with the Buena Vista Social Club.

    As goofy as our political differences seem today, we always seem to find our way.

  5. John R.
    September 3rd, 2016 at 15:02 | #5

    Best of luck with the new venture, Jorma and Vanessa.

  6. jim hitchcock
    September 3rd, 2016 at 16:01 | #6

    Jorma…hope Myron had the chance to watch the run of Roadies on HBO. Seriously, it’s time he owns the fact that he has run your show for this many years now ; )

  7. tom
    September 3rd, 2016 at 19:52 | #7

    Hi, Jorma

    As you mentioned, Vanessa seems to have a real gift for bringing her visions to reality. Has she ever considered a TED talk about how she does it? I’m sure many entrepreneurs — both new and experienced — would enjoy it and benefit from it.

  8. carlo pagliano
    September 3rd, 2016 at 21:41 | #8

    Simply delicious a menu, and delicate and colorful in its variety, highly nutritious strong combo meal, so affordable, Pho Peace You All!

  9. Mark
    September 3rd, 2016 at 22:30 | #9

    Good luck
    PHO SHO it will do well

  10. Mark
    September 3rd, 2016 at 22:30 | #10

    Who’s going to HSB hmu

  11. jim hitchcock
    September 4th, 2016 at 01:10 | #11

    Someday I will toss a frisbee with Joey, and share vittles with Carlo, because that’s the way bucket lists work.

  12. carlo pagliano
    September 4th, 2016 at 04:04 | #12

    Breakfast vittles at the ready, gentlemen. Clever bucket list Jim. Thank You Jorma!

  13. September 4th, 2016 at 11:59 | #13

    Well… the Hot Tuna Electric Trio will be there…

  14. September 4th, 2016 at 12:00 | #14

    Is someone offered her the opportunity she’d do it for sure!

  15. Barbara Jacobs
    September 4th, 2016 at 19:02 | #15

    Vanessa can pitch herself to the producers of Ted Talks. I like a dual Ted Talk with Jorma and Vanessa, covering the Education and Design. (the e. and d. of “Ted”)
    Don’t wait for them to offer, as they maybe aren’t aware of what’s happening at F.P.R.

    Anyhow, I recently returned from visiting my Japanese friend, Yoshi, at his new place on Lake Geneva. Yoshi met a lovely Swiss lady in Tokyo and proposed there.
    He moved to Switzerland and they got married. They are saving money because they want to have a baby, so they don’t travel. The Japan Hot Tuna shows were the last times he will see Hot Tuna in Japan — no matter how many times they may return to play shows there. No matter if Jorma lives to be 110 and is still playing shows. That’s real life.

    Yoshi discovered that, when he plays music up in his apartment, it can be heard across the street, down where people sit on benches and enjoy the view. He doesn’t play music turned-up loud, because there are rules and regs. Yet, it can be heard clearly down by the lakeside.

    I had to hear it for myself and went down to the lake to sit there. Sure enough,
    I could hear the Hot Tuna and Jorma solo music. Jorma’s vocals sound so haunting and the people sitting there with me were tapping their toes. They didn’t know where the music was coming from (it’s a mountains and lake effect: you can’t figure out where the music is being played). A very pleasant way to enjoy Jorma and Hot Tuna music.

  16. jim hitchcock
    September 4th, 2016 at 20:20 | #16

    I was 14 the only time I visited Lake Geneva, Barbara. We were taking a series of trains that ultimately wound up in Zermatt.

    A couple of days later we left the town, headed down on the cog train, 4:30 AM. The Matterhorn, fully lit by a full moon.

    What a lovely sight

    TheThe

  17. jim hitchcock
    September 4th, 2016 at 20:21 | #17

    (Bad editing :) )

  18. Barbara Jacobs
    September 4th, 2016 at 23:07 | #18

    The Swiss Rail system is wonderful!

    Imagine sitting lakeside and hearing Jorma playing and singing, not knowing where the sound is coming from. It’s a natural acoustic experience. The sound could be coming from the mountains or from the lake. Nobody knows, except for people who know Yoshi. He likes watching the toe-tappers enjoying the music. @jim hitchcock

  19. Nick L. Eakins
    September 4th, 2016 at 23:47 | #19

    I commend you for offering the veggie version. No, I’m certainly no Vegan. The dining room at the hotel where I work tried to offer a few Vegan selections as did a couple other eateries here. Unfortunately, we had so little demand for it all, we wound up throwing out a lot of produce that had morphed into someone’s perverted idea of a science project. Vegans face starvation in the likes of Perry Iowa unless they are able to cook for themselves.

  20. jim hitchcock
    September 5th, 2016 at 00:35 | #20

    I was 14 or so, flying cross country on a DC 8, cast on a broken wrist, $36 nylon string guitar packed away in a storage closet.

    Sitting next to me was a road manager of Canned Heat, who started talking to me because his fellow roadie also had a broken wrist..

    Sitting in the seat in front of me was a fellow named Al Wilson. You’d all know him from the song ‘Goin’ Up the Country’.

    A month later me and my family were walking out the door headed for a vacation in Yosemite, and the news was on, stating that Wilson was dead, died in a sleeping bag in Topanga from an overdose of Nembutal.

  21. Barbara Jacobs
    September 5th, 2016 at 11:22 | #21

    You took some nice vacations when you were a kid!

    If Vanessa and Jorma give a TED, here’s a cool intro:

    “Hi, I’m Vanessa Kaukonen” “And I’m Jorma, Vanessa’s husband”.

    A friend was showing his mom a Talk, she was asking: “Is that Ted?”
    I like the idea of some guy named Ted, giving Talks. His mom also thinks there’s a Google employee answering searches. She types in things like: “Please find (fill in the blank). Thank you.”@jim hitchcock

  22. johno
    September 5th, 2016 at 15:31 | #22

    Wish I lived closer to FPR – I’d be there every week.

  23. jim hitchcock
    September 5th, 2016 at 17:20 | #23

    You know how Moms do stuff fr their kid’s, Barbara? We lived in Westchester, the little burg that encompasses LAX.

    When I was 12, she went to work for TWA. Free flights for the family.

    She worked hard, five nights a week in the commisary. One early morning she fell asleep on the turnoff from Sepulveda to Century Blvd and crashed through a chain link fence, dropping a couple of feet to the tarmac…

    And headed toward a parked Western Airlines 727!

    By this time she had awakened from her slumber, reversed course and drove though an automatic gate, and continued home. That was my Mom, Florence Rhea Hitchcock.

  24. John B
    September 5th, 2016 at 18:13 | #24

    Please FedEX me a Beef Pho and a Chicken Pho.

  25. Sweetbac
    September 5th, 2016 at 18:20 | #25

    Try the veal….and tip the waiter.
    Is there ANY chance you’ll add “Jacks Electric Enchiladas” to the menu, Jorma?

  26. Barbara Jacobs
    September 5th, 2016 at 19:01 | #26

    Florence Rhea Hitchcock rocks!@jim hitchcock

  27. Ray Gallo
    September 6th, 2016 at 02:11 | #27

    Good Luck, Jorma and Vanessa. Glad to see you’re off and running. Pai and I were flattered to give whatever tips she had. We hope it was what you were looking for.
    Now serving Pho at the Fur! haha.

  28. Doug Mlyn
    September 6th, 2016 at 11:51 | #28

    Can I get some Hot Tuna in my pho?

  29. carey georgas
    September 6th, 2016 at 13:27 | #29

    Ever since you mentioned ya’ll might try to get back down Texas way sometimes, I’ve tried to imagine what that would look like. I keep getting visions of El Paso, for some reason, I guess because it would still be be an 850 mi. drive from my house. Well, now I got reason to pitch the Carcinogenic Coast (see movie, “Bernie”) as a destination. At first, I thought, Beaumont-Port Arthur may be appealing because of the Janis/Johnny/Edgar historical connection, but I don’t know, you’ve already lived that stuff and all, might not be that big a deal to you, I’d understand. Then, I stop by the blog and see Pho Peace? Where I’m at is in the middle of the second largest Vietnamese community in the U.S., after California. I’ve been a Pho-natic for years. There’s only a couple of Thai dishes that finish ahead of it in my personal compendium of favorite table fare. There’s pho shop on pho shop from Lake Charles, LA to Houston. I’m about 20 mi. north of Beaumont. They got one there that’s top ten caliber, one in Port Arthur that’s close, and the best is the Pho Binh Trailer in Houston, consistently voted one of the top 25 restaurants in Houston, period. It’s located in a double-wide trailer on the edge of a bayou-cum-drainage ditch in south Houston. They open at 8:00 a.m. and stay open until the broth runs out. Usually, if not there by 2:00 p.m., no pho. Talk about good! So, if market research ain’t reason enough to come down our way (aside from Tuna ticket sales), then I guess it’s good enough reason for me to light out for southeast Ohio next time I get ready to try out a new pho joint.

  30. carey georgas
    September 6th, 2016 at 15:54 | #30

    Oh, but I’d still drive to El Paso for Hot Tuna if’n that was all I could get. Pho Dac Biet rules!

  31. Bill Fisher
    September 7th, 2016 at 08:36 | #31

    Folks

    That sounds wonderful. Will Pho Peace do take out? Do you deliver to Massachusetts? Awww. c’mon…

    Best of luck. How to partake soon.

  32. Barbara Jacobs
    September 7th, 2016 at 10:42 | #32

    Jorma,
    I like the Pho Peace logo. It perfectly combines the restaurant and Guitar Camp.
    Who designed it?

  33. September 7th, 2016 at 21:16 | #33

    Awesome menu, great pictures, I might venture from where I am in Michigan. By the way love the website, something for anyone.

    Gary

  34. HOGAN
    September 8th, 2016 at 20:25 | #34

    Much Success….

    :-)

  35. Carey Georgas
    September 13th, 2016 at 07:33 | #35

    Oh, Lawd! I got me a belly full of pho last night and slept like a baby. I hope ya’ll sell a couple of tubs full this week.

  36. Paul
    September 14th, 2016 at 11:48 | #36

    Sounds delicious. My mouth is watering. You guys are too much. Always innovating.

  37. Rick dickerson
    October 23rd, 2016 at 11:16 | #37

    I love FPR it is a great place for my wife and I to go. We live the music but more importantly we love all the people there. There is nothing like having a safe drug and alcohol free place to go and be treated so kindly. Ohh did I mention they have some great music too!!! I missed Jorma’s pick and putt which was disappointing but I already ready for next year. For whatever reason I just wasn’t supposed to be on that ride this year, glad it was a safe ride. Love all of you John, smiles, and all the other folks at FPR. Coming Thursday on my way back from a business trip to try some Pho.