Posts Tagged ‘banh mi’

ShopHouse Says Bye-Bye to Banh Mi

ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen has been quietly making changes to the menu at its flagship shop in Dupont Circle. D.C. is the guinea pig for the nearly year-old Chipotle spin-off, before it expands elsewhere. Banh mi has already gotten the axe. ShopHouse dropped the Vietnamese sandwiches from its menu near the beginning of the summer. Chipotle/ShopHouse […]

Sooo 2011: The Bánh Mì Bonanza

City Paper's recent "Annotated Guide to 2011" delves into all sorts of tantalizing topics, including the sudden rise of bánh mì—now "the District’s overpriced and overly Americanized lunch du jour." Read all about it here. How will the Vietnamese hoagie fare in 2012? Stick your predictions in the comments.

Bánh Mì, Drinky Beets, Bready Controversy: Our Look Back at the Year in Food & Drink

In this week's dead-tree edition of Washington City Paper, you'll find our Annotated Guide to 2011, which includes all sorts of nods to the trends and personalities that shaped the year in food and drink: everything from beets you can drink to the sudden bánh mì craze, not to mention the rebirth of local brewing […]

BONMi Opens Today In Downtown D.C. [UPDATED]

D.C.'s newest Vietnamese sandwich joint, BONMi, opens at 11 a.m. on Monday at 900 19th Street NW. The operators will be giving away some 2,500 tickets for free lunches to be redeemed after opening week. [UPDATE: A rep for the restaurant clarifies that the free lunch certificates are solely for tenants of the building at […]

Sous-Vide Bánh mì? Makes Good Business Sense, Anyway

One thing that sets downtown D.C.'s latest bánh mì eatery, the playfully titled BONMi, apart from say, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, its Chipotle-backed contemporary: all the meats are prepared sous-vide. That is, sealed in airtight plastic bags and dunked into a warm water bath for hours and hours and hours. "It's probably the healthiest way […]

Bánh Mì: So Hot Right Now

Hot on the heels of Chipotle's new bánh mì eatery ShopHouse opening in Dupont Circle last week comes word of yet another downtown restaurant dedicated to the Vietnamese sandwich. The cutesy titled BONMi is opening in October at 900 19th St. NW, offering your choice of sous-vide pork, chicken, brisket, tofu or butternut squash atop […]

Parsing Reviews: Ba Bay’s Belly-Busting Bánh Mì

Last week, my Young & Hungry colleague Scott Reitz pondered the different variables that influence, skew, and otherwise shape a restaurant review. Well, here's a good working example to dig into: Ba Bay's lunchtime bánh mì sandwich, which Reitz wrote about recently, along with The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema in his First Bite column this […]

Wings, Cheddar, Bacon, and Beef: An Unhealthy Photographic Tour

When I started as Washington City Paper's bar food blogger back in August, I knew this gig would involve a lot of eating. But I couldn't say for sure exactly what I would be eating. Right off the bat, Sigmagrrl commented on that post in an attempt to corner me: Good first blog topic: definition […]

Ba Bay Says Bánh Mì Nine Times Fast

Elevated street food knows no end. It was only a matter of time before the greatest sandwich of all time received the deluxe treatment.  The Source was an early player offering mini bánh mì featuring country pate and pickled jalapeños. Dickson Wine Bar followed suit, slipping meatballs, cilantro and fresh chilies into a flaky baguette from the […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: The Source by Wolfgang Puck

Scott Drewno at The Source You could say I generally admired Scott Drewno’s Asian-inspired cooking at The Source by Wolfgang Puck. But I didn’t fall hard for it until he introduced his izakaya menu at the downstairs lounge. The menu’s inspiration came not from Drewno’s diminutive Austrian boss (or not just from said Teutonic restaurant […]

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