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What's happening with Saigon bahn mi @ Mott?

nyufoodie Mar 14, 2007 09:58 PM

I went there two days in a row and it's been closed (including the jewelry store). Please tell me that there only on vacation or something....

  1. D...DF Mar 14, 2007 10:56 PM

    That's awful! I was there on Sunday 3/11 at around 4 and it was bustling business as usual. If anyone attempts to visit tomorrow, please update.

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    1. re: D...DF
      nyufoodie Mar 14, 2007 11:43 PM

      Oops, sorry...I think, I just went to the wrong block. Will check on Friday. For some reason, I remember it being North of Di Palo, but, checking the address online it claims it's South of it. I only managed to check it out for the 1st time last, last wednesday and was so looking forward to going there again this week as it was really good! I ended-up in Bahn mi so 1 bec. of my error and I'd say, I prefer Saigons bahn mi and even Nicky's over Bahn mi so 1's number 1 sandwich.

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      stuartlafonda Mar 15, 2007 07:42 AM

      False Alarm, my friend got a sandwich from them yesterday, all is well. It is on Mott south of Grand, east side of the block

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      1. re: stuartlafonda
        Melanie Mar 15, 2007 09:02 AM

        yea, I walked by them this morning on my way to work and they were open (at 8am, no less!)

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        jsmitty Mar 15, 2007 10:22 AM

        Bahn mi gets more attention in this site than almost any other food! pretty cool.

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          Brigita Jun 26, 2007 05:14 AM

          They do, and for good reason. They are insanely good. Just high in fat. I have resorted to making my own version with avocado instead of pate and center cut bacon instead of grilled pork, plus all the rest of the stuff. Lower calories. Not as amazing, but still gets the crunchy, salty, spicy and fatty flavor going.

        2. NAtiveNewYorker Jun 22, 2007 07:14 AM

          Had my first Bahn Mi sandwich ever and went here, to Viet-Nam Bahn Mi So 1. Exceeded expectations. Great sandwich.

          But is there a place (park, cafe that allows outside food, bench) nearby where I can sit down and eat it next time?

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          1. re: NAtiveNewYorker
            janethepain Jun 22, 2007 08:17 AM

            There's a playground with benches and tables down the street from Lombardi's. I don't know what street that is, but it's west of Lombardi's, across the street from Crumpler bags, I believe. Close enough for us to enjoy our Saigon Bahn Mis there.

            1. re: janethepain
              Peter Cuce Jun 26, 2007 05:01 AM

              Southeast corner of Mulberry & Spring.

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              banquo Jun 22, 2007 08:27 AM

              There are 'benches' inside the store. I've eaten on them on several occasions.

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