Bread Lines: Bánh Mì Newbies Shut Down Viet-Nam Bánh Mì So 1


Yesterday we popped into Viet-Nam Bnh M So 1 (formerly known as Saigon), craving our usual cha fix, and though it was 7:30 p.m., a full half-hour before closing, we were greeted by words no one wants to hear no more sandwiches! Then we noticed the little shops lights were off, to discourage more sandwich zombies from entering. Never before had we encountered such a thing if anything, the shop has stayed open after closing to hook us up. Then we remembered a sign on the door a couple of days ago indicating that the place had run out of bread, and we put two and two together the bnh m boom is depriving loyalists of their comfort food! A call to the stores owner confirmed it: We were told that this year there has been a big difference in volume. Lately a lot of customers are different. At least 20 percent are different from the regulars especially this week, so crazy. On the one hand, were glad to see people getting in on the pork-roll action (after all, weve been pushing this sandwich for years), but on the other hand if the new trend means earlier last calls, we are not happy.