Noshing near the Wang CenterWhere to get a great cheap sandwich
Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:47 AM
Perhaps we should start a "Banh Mi I have known" thread. Where do you get yours in Houston (or elsewhere), Old Fashioned? I did a search and found out that SF Ballet goers are in luck as well - Saigon Sandwich Shop is a small legend in SF and not far at all from the Civic Center - on Larkin near Eddy. I know where I'm going for a nosh when I visit in March.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:57 AM
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 07:32 PM
I usually go to this place in Bellaire Chinatown (for those of you who aren't familiar with Houston, there's the old Chinatown downtown, and Bellaire is the later one) that my family has been a faithful patron of for years. The owners of this restaurant moved into a different building, and unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the new shop. Everytime one of us goes to visit my aunt in Vegas, we have to bring her the sandwiches. I think this is one of the most reliable Vietnamese sandwich shops in Houston, but there are a TON of others that people can choose from.
Where do you get yours in Houston (or elsewhere), Old Fashioned?
There was a small cafe called Republic Square (not in Chinatown) that served incredible Vietnamese po' boys (they differed slightly fom the traditional sandwiches- the bread being of a finer quality and they weren't served with the slice of jalapeno), but it turned into a Mediterranean food joint.
Just curious- how do prices compare across the country? Here, they're usually about 2-3 bucks.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:46 PM
I saw this thread and couldn't resist because I love inexpensive food and more especially goiod food . I read the first page and didn't go to the next, so i'm sorry if i've repeated someone...
Yes, Pho still exists on Washington street.(in fact, it is a favorite amongst some dancers of Boston Ballet...) There was another" Pho" on a cross street from the Wang that was kind of Upscale and not very good, but the Pho on Washington is definitely worth the trip.They have great soups and there really inexpensive. There is also a Maylasian restaurant across the street from pho called Panang and a thai restaurant called Montien that is across the street form the Wang center's backstage door.
Jacob Wirths' is great and on Friday evenings, the have "sing alongs" , so you can eat and nourish your inner "broadway" or "rock" star...It's really fun and they love a ballet crowd.
There is a great Dessert restaurant called "Finale" which is a little pricey, but well worth it if you want to splurge after a night out.
There is a chinese restaurant called" PH Changs "that is still good to best of my knbowledge. It is open late and usually crowded though...
Well, if you are in Boston already, eat up, if not then look into those restaurants, they;re worth it...
Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:05 AM
PF Changs is a chain but has some good dishes - it is really noisy though so hard to have a conversation. Haven't tried the Italian place across from the Wang.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:01 AM
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Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:23 PM
Another helpful site is egullet.com? (scroll down to "Restaurants, Cuisine and Travel"), although posters on these forums tend to favor pricier, more upscale places.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:49 PM
If you like Seafood, the regular menu is wourth looking at. A little pricey, but worth it on the occasional special occasion...
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