Michael Huynh Update: B Clinton Is Still Opening and Dessert With Pichet Ong Is in the Works
The 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 dessert store. It's the same number, same building, and same landlord. We're in the Thailand Cafe space." Huynh is waiting on a liquor license for B Clinton, which he says will open in "maybe a month, a month and a half."
Huynh naturally has his hands full with a few other projects: Most notably, he's collaborating with Pichet Ong on Spot, a dessert shop that will open at 13 St. Marks Place in the next two months. "Pichet handles everything for me," Huynh says, adding that the pastry chef, who is on vacation, will oversee the menu details.
In the meantime, Huynh says that his Midtown noodle bar, O Bao, will open "two weeks from now," as will, most likely, the Maiden Lane Baoguette, which will be run by Huynh's wife, Thao Nguyen. And if that's not enough to chew on, he's also working on taking Baoguette to Midtown: Although Huynh is still closing the deal, look for Baoguette outposts to open in Grand Central and Rockefeller Center.
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