Banh mi

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Alt Turkey Dinners in NYC

    Turkey is not a flippant foul. It requires a certain amount of patience and gravitas to set a table, sharpen carving knives, and pour gravy in preparation for a Thanksgiving feast. But what happens if the one annual shot at poultry perfection is foiled by a careless cousin burning the bird to a toas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Pho Viet Huong Delivers Raw Meat in a Carton (on purpose)

    The winter months mean vastly different things to different people. As the weather chills, the days shorten, and the holiday festivities commence, I am weary yet unchastened by the memories of holiday party benders past.

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Annisa Chef Anita Lo Considers Her Legacy: "What's the Story of Me As a Chef?"

    Anita Lo had a stellar restaurant upbringing -- she worked under David Bouley, Guy Savoy, Michel Rostang, and David Waltuck at Chanterelle before she took a turn running the burners at Mirezi. But in 2000, she was craving creative control, and so she and her then-partner Jennifer Scism decided to st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Introducing the Meatball Hero, Vietnamese Version, at Thien Huong

    ​The "meat ball baguette" at Chatham Square's Thien Huong. The city is undergoing a cheap Vietnamese food renaissance, led by the signature soup pho, and the signature sandwich banh mi, and both are now available in many neighborhoods outside of Chinatowns. Last week, we reported on an exem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday

    Welcome to The Best Thing I Ate Yesterday, where we endeavor to remember the very best thing we stuffed down our gullets over the past 24 hours. Why? Because the only thing better than enjoying a meal is wallowing in the memory of one savored in the recent past. Today's fond reminiscences ...

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2011

    Battle of the Dishes: Vegetarian Banh Mi Brawl

    Victoria BekiempisSaigon's version, with rubber band "extra" removed.​ Banh mi has quite a rep -- for being a gutbuster on the mean streets of Saigon and New York. Pickled carrot and radish slivers, cilantro, cucumber slices, pâté, grilled meat, and occasionally cheese burst out of a French ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    An Early Look at Banh Mi Zon in the East Village

    Banh mi #1: Pork roll, shredded pork, liver pate, and the fixings​ As the journalism business flounders, the banh mi trade booms--no one knows this better than Tai Dang, who was reportedly fired from his job as a photographer for Newsweek, and decided to return to his native Saigon to learn to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Pics of Nha Toi's Banh Mi

    I know Eater declared banh mi "over," but in my opinion, the banh mi fad is that rare thing: a trend that actually results in an increase in delicious, affordable food. This week, my column reviews Bep and Nha Toi, two new Vietnamese spots in Williamsburg. Bep serves pho, bun and other simple dishes ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 17, 2008

    Brooklyn's Banh Mi Stars

    Pork roll and sardines and pâté—oh my!

  • Dining

    August 19, 2003

    Meatball Hero Worship

    A Little Slice of Heaven in Sunset Park by Way of Vietnam