When Vietnamese bakery and caf Paris Sandwich opened on Mott Street, our headline read "Bnh M, Oh My: New Shop Challenges the Greats." Of course, that was in January of 2007, a bit before the Asian sub craze began in earnest. This Thursday, Paris will challenge the greats more directly when it opens a second, considerably slicker and more spacious location (in the long-vacant Grand Street Gourmet space) just one block north of Bnh M Saigon and one block south of the expanding Viet-Nam Bnh M So 1. Like the current location (itself just a few blocks south), it contains a Yolato Express. Also new on the block, at the corner of Mott and Grand, just in time for Christmas: a Chinese roasted-chestnut stand.
Paris Sandwich, 213 Grand St., nr. Elizabeth St.