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Michael Huynh

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Checking Out the Barbecue at BaoBQ

    Lauren ShockeyMeat and two sides​Michael Huynh has never met a pun with the word "bao" he didn't love (think Baoguette, and the shuttered Baotique and Baorrito). So, it was only a matter of time until he opened BaoBQ (229 First Avenue, 212-475-7011), a new spot in the East Village serving, nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Chinito Still Not Open

    MetromixNo Asian fusion for now...​ The opening of Michael Huynh's new Vietnamese-Cuban-Mexican joint, Chinito, has run into some delays and still isn't open yet, despite previous reports. So when will it open? "I don't know..." we were told when we stopped by to check out the new space. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Chinito Opens Tomorrow

    Photo courtesy of Bia GardenMichael Huynh​Tomorrow, Michael Hyunh will enter the Asian taco fray with Chinito, a Vietnamese-Cuban restaurant located in his Huynh's old Bia Garden space at 154 Orchard Street.

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    'inoteca Empire Expanding to Tribeca and Williamsburg

    The original 'inoteca on Rivington Street.​Along with cupcake bakeries and Michael Huynh, we can now add the Denton brothers to the list of the expansion-minded: in a conversation with Eater, Jason Denton made public his plans to open broaden the 'inoteca empire he owns with his brother.

  • Dining

    September 15, 2010
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    September 1, 2010

    Baoguette/V-Nam Cafe Offers New York Yet Another Banh Mi Skirmish

    Sarah DiGregorioDo not mess with Michael Huynh, or his banh mi.​Almost a year ago to the day, Brooklyn offered us a banh mi feud between Hanco and Henry's, the latter of which was opened by a former employee of Hanco's and served a shamelessly identical menu. And now this August has given us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    It is Friday afternoon. And thus time for a look back at the best posts of the past week: Tabla's Floyd Cardoz talked about misconceptions about Indian food, the state of Indian restaurants in America, and culture shock in the kitchen. We ranked Our 10 Most Overrated Restaurants. Anita Lo's Annis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Chatting With Baohaus' Eddie Huang About Crackhaus, Cheeto-Fried Chicken, and "Chefs Slapping Each Other on the Ass in the Press"

    Tasty ChompsEddie Huang lifts the lid on some steamed pork belly.​In the scant few months since he opened Baohaus on Rivington Street, Eddie Huang has established himself as (a) one of the city's most gifted purveyors of Taiwanese gua bao (steamed buns) and (b) one of the most outspoken member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Zengo; Goodbye to Lusso

    Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week. It might be curtains for Great Wall on Henry Street, which has been shuttered by the DoH for a total of 58 violations, including evidence of roaches and inadequate staff hygiene. [Brooklyn Heig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Where Am I Eating? OBao

    Char kway teow with radish cakes​Yes, the pictures we showed you yesterday were of dishes at OBao, Michael Huynh's Midtown eatery. We liked the chewy, radish-cake version of char kway teow, shown above, but hated the flavorless, watery curry laksa noodle soup. Congratulations to commenter Kim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Lowlands; Goodbye to Jade Terrace

    Jade Terrace, the rooftop bar at China Club, has filed for Chapter 11 following China Club filing last month. The owners blame the economy for its demise. [Crain's]​ The team behind Lokal in Greenpoint will soon open a Mexican place at 52 Nassau Avenue. Expect tacos, burritos, and quesadillas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Michael Huynh's Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City; Eating Maharashtrian in Mumbai

    Kuni Takahashi for The New York Timessabudana vada ​The New York Times' Travel section outdid itself on iinteresting food coverage in this weekend's Asia Pacific issue.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Michael Huynh Will Turn the Old Kebab House Into a Bakery; May Open a Second Mikey's Burger on Mott Street

    Michael Huynh: Where he'll stop, nobody knows.​Say what you like about Michael Huynh, but there's never a dull moment. Fork in the Road checked in with him to learn more about the gourmet grocery he was reportedly planning to open next door to his new Baoguette & Thao's Noodles on Third Avenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    NBC Births Feast, Its Very Own Food Blog

    ​Following its fancy food truck promotion earlier this month, NBC has launched Feast, a food blog that collects New York-related food news from across the Web. It also features the fiendishly complicated-looking Feast Rank, a constantly updated restaurant scoring system. The blog also brings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    The Doughnut Plant Will Open Its Second NYC Location in the Chelsea Hotel

    Forbes TravelerThe Doughnut Plant's delectables will soon be available in Chelsea.​Yes, the rumors are true: the Doughnut Plant is opening its second New York location in the Chelsea Hotel.

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    December 24, 2009

    Our 10 Best Restaurant Openings of 2009

    Saltie turned out some spectacular sandwiches in 2009. But did it make our top 10?​ ​ During the past couple of weeks, food publications have thrown our year's-end lists like so many cords of wood onto the fire. Now, it's our turn. We've decided to end the year with a shout-out to the 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to The Plump Dumpling; Goodbye to the Rockaway Lobster House

    The Rockaway Lobster House in Jamaica Bay, which featured arguably the best views of the bay, has closed and is for sale. The space is now owned by the Wharf, a bar and grill hidden behind a gas station. [Grub Street] DUB Pies, the Australian pie joint in Red Hook, is shuttering its Columbia Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Mikey's Hosting a Burger Giveaway in Advance of Opening Next Week

    Mikey's before its paint dried​ Mikey's, Michael Huynh's 124th restaurant to open this year, is gearing up to bring Asian-inflected burgers to the former Rush Hour space on Ludlow Street sometime next week. In advance of the opening, they'll be holding a free burger giveaway tomorrow at midnig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at The Vanderbilt; DiGregorio on a Citywide Martini Crawl

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema is Brooklyn-bound for The Vanderbilt, where "partners Saul Bolton and Ben Daitz pride themselves on their homemade sausages"; while Sarah DiGregorio bellies up to a couple different bars in search of the perfect martini. Sam Sifton offers up a two-fer this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Huynh's Mikey's Burger Nears Completion

    ​ The paint is literally almost dry on Mikey's Burger, Michael Huynh's 148th restaurant to open in the city this year. Located in the former Rush Hour space at 135 Ludlow Street, it promises burgers with Asian accents and, if this photo is anything to go by, ambiance steeped in pre-fabricated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    An Early Look at OBao in Midtown: Michael Huynh's Gazillionth Restaurant

    Vietnamese chicken salad with cabbage slaw and peanuts​ Michael Huynh has always had a knack for flavor: His dishes tend to show an appetizing and skillful balance between hot, salty, sweet, and bitter, and he's good at deploying light, zesty flavorings with ultra-rich meats. Although some mig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Susur Lee's Shang Celebrates One (Hard) Year with a Who's Who of the Food World

    ​Susur Lee, the Canadian chef who made his New York debut with Shang in the Thompson LES Hotel, celebrated the restaurant's first birthday last night with an A-list guest list of chefs, food media, and attractive scenesters. Lee welcomed guests with a toast to his restaurant, despite the "diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    O Bao Opens its Doors Tonight

    After having its opening delayed for the past couple of weeks, Michael Huynh's latest project, O Bao, takes its, er, bow tonight. The pan-Asian barbecue and noodle bar will open for dinner, ox tail pho, sugar cane skewers, pad see iew, and all. O Bao 222 East 53rd Street (between Second and Third A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Pichet Ong Gets Ready to Open Spot on November 17

    Pichet OngPichet Ong at the soon-to-open Spot.​ Although Batch may have closed in March, Pichet Ong has been busier than ever these past few months. In addition to opening Spot, his Asian dessert bar with the owners of Michael Huynh's OBAO, next Tuesday, the 17th, the pastry chef plans to re-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Dessert Truck Will Call Clinton Street Home

    snackish.com​Almost two months ago, Dessert Truck owner Jermone Chang told FiTR that he was looking for a brick-and-mortar home for his mobile business, which had been shut down thanks to city permitting issues. Now it looks like that home will be at 6 Clinton Street, in the space that was sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Michael Huynh Update: B Clinton Is Still Opening and Dessert With Pichet Ong Is in the Works

    Steven Richter/Insatiablecritic.comThe unstoppable Michael Huynh​Although it was reported earlier that the Dessert Truck would be taking over Michael 'Bao' Huynh's B Clinton space for its own storefront, Huynh tells FiTR that that's not the case. "They're moving in next door, to that Japanese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Eater Gets an Overhaul, Is Hungry

    ​Michael Huynh isn't the only one with expansion on the brain. Eater announced earlier today that in addition to its redesign, it's launching Eater National and and the Eater Jobs Marketplace. And speaking of unemployment, it's also offering smaller food blogs $25 to cease and desist. You know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    New Midtown Baja Fresh Will Open This Month

    ​Add more Baja Fresh to the myriad of September restaurant openings: According to Midtown Lunch, the "Fresh Mexican Grill" chain will open their store at Broadway and 41st Street in mid-September. And due to "popular demand," they'll add the Nacho Burrito and Queso Fundido to the menu. Between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Bia Garden Opens Tonight at 6 p.m.

    The wait is no more: A rep for Michael Huynh's Bia Garden confirms it will indeed open tonight at 6 p.m. A roster of Asian beers will be available by the six-pack, dozen, and case. Click through for a look at the menu, which, in addition to the expected roster of Vietnamese bar food, contains less t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Bia Garden Will Open on Friday

    Though he told us that it would open on August 14, Michael Huynh's Bia Garden has, despite further false predictions, remained behind lock and key. But the wait may be over: According to a rep, Bia Garden will open this Friday with a "slightly limited menu but full beer availability." So go on and b ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 3, 2008

    BarBao Is Pho Real

    A new Vietnamese spot on the Upper West Side showcases Michael Huynh's cooking

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