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Sep 1, 2006 05:12 PM

Banh Mi and Vietnamese chow in/near Anaheim?

Good day: Next week we'll be driving (from Los Angeles) to the Grove in Anaheim (presumably, near Disneyland??) to see my fav prog rock dinosaurs KANSAS :-). My questionable musical taste aside, will we be within, say, a 10 mile radius of any outstanding banh mi shops or even sit-down vietnamese pho and grilled meat restaurants? I'd prefer NOT to overshoot the Grove by going further south(?) of our destination, so anything on the way would be optimal (due to Friday early-evening traffic issues). Is the Grove of Anaheim anywhere near Westminster and the vietnamese offerings there, or am I completely turned around geographically? Thanks so much, for any solid banh mi suggestions...

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  1. There's a Lee's Sandwiches on Harbor Blvd. just north of the 91 freeway in Fullerton, which is about 7 miles away (you would take the 91 to the 57 to Katella, or just Harbor to Katella). There's another on the west side of Harbor between Garden Grove and Palm, in the same plaza as a Washington Mutual... it's further south than you're going for the Grove, but only by a mile or two.

    There's a pretty decent pho shop (Pho Mai Binh, I think) in the 2100 block of East Ball Road just east of State College Blvd., behind a car wash -- no banh mi, but pho, bun, mi and the usual Vietnamese chow. It's about a mile away from The Grove.

    You'll be within 10 miles of Westminster, but Westminster is south and west of the Grove, so you'd have to "overshoot" it. Banh Mi Che Cali at Bolsa and Magnolia is about 8 1/2 miles from The Grove... there's not really a good way to get from the 5 to Westminster other than to exit at Magnolia and have a v. long drive down past the 22.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek

      I really appreciate both the chow recommendations and the directional orientation. Thanks!

      1. re: silence9

        You're quite welcome -- that's why we're here, to prevent people from eating crappy food when there are alternatives!