Pic -A- Bu, (picabu-bistro.com ) located on the south hill ast 901 W 14th Ave, was a fantastic find, one place we will definitely have to go to again. Geo found it by Google-ing "Thai food" and surprised me with going there. His phone device gives information on restaurants in the proximity to where you are when you ask it to find you one and we weren't far away when he was looking, so we found it. I am glad we did. What a great little restaurant.
We called ahead to see if it was open on Mondays... ooops time for a funny story.... earlier today I was meeting with a friend and two of the three places we tried to meet at were closed Mondays. (We ended up meeting at a grocery store of all places!) Sooooo... this is why Geo called. First and foremost of importance was that they were: A. open; and we also wanted to know, B. if they served coconut milk soup.
The man who answered the phone must have simply heard "soup," for over the phone he said "yes," but when we got there, to our disappointment, they didn't have it. It didn't matter too much because the menu selection was terrific and ultimately, what they did have was simply delicious, and they even had Phad Thai, one of my favs, as well as curry dishes.
Just reading the things on the menu was fun. Everything sounded so good that it was hard to pic, but I finally did.
I had: Simple Salad (Just a nice “side salad” of organic mixed greens, tomato, parmesan, croutons. and blue cheese dressing) & Spicy Chicken Chop Wrap, (Chunks of spicy chicken tossed with black beans, tomato, onions, jicama, peppers, organic mixed greens, cilantro, and blackened ranch wrapped in a grilled flour tortilla.) Geo had Chicken Phad Thai (Rice noodles pan-fried with sprouts, scallions, Small Planet tofu, and your choice of chicken or shrimp, in a spicy-sweet sauce. Garnished with peanuts, cilantro, and lime. )
Are you convinced it was not only fun, but delicious?
In addition to the regular items they also have a Summer Salad Menu, and Kids Menu. This is just one place we will have to visit again and again. Did I mention desserts? For dessert they offer items like Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, Fruit Crisps and Ginger Creme Brulee. We didn't have any dessert, but they all sounded yummy.
Talking to the waitress who served us we learned that the restaurant has been open for about five years. Had to ask about the name too.
"Picabu" means "peek-a-boo." Apparently so named because you can see it "peeking over the hill" as you come up Lincoln St. This place is also a little hidden away, next to the big Rosauers.
I can hardly wait to visit here again.