apparently, there is a local expert in my neighborhood:
following jameth's suggestion, i requested assistance, leaving the following note on the windshield:
and this morning i got the following response:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mar 25, 2006 11:15 AM
Subject: Can I get the 411-PHO?
... There is Pho Cyclo on Broadway by the liquor store and it is open until 10:00 PM. I hope this is late enough for your friend. Also, Than Brother's at the north end of Broadway ( I think Cyclo is much better) they serve cream puffs with the pho and is slightly cheaper than Cyclo. I think it is 4.25 for Than and 6.00 for Cylco in terms of a small bowl. Anyway hope this helps, I will be on the look out for pho places and contact you if I find anything open really late like 12:00 AM.
of which i am reporting to this fine community.