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Michael Bao Huynh

  1. Ciao Bao
    Michael ‘Bao’ Huynh Is Really, Truly Leaving New YorkTake a Bao.
  2. D.O.B. 111
    D.O.B. 111: Still AliveReports of D.O.B. 111’s death moderately exaggerated.
  3. Openings
    Today in Huynh: Hung Is EMM Group’s New Chef, Michael Builds ChinitoHung of ‘Top Chef’ will work on the new midtown project from the folks behind Tenjune.
  4. Beef
    V-Nam Cafe Pulls a Henry’s, Allegedly Rips Off Baoguette MenuThe bánh mì wars continue, with a new set of ripoff menus.
  5. Trends
    Are Asian Burritos Next?Michael Huynh and Andy Yang are hoping so.
  6. Empire Building
    Michael Huynh Plans Asian Tacos and BBQThe Vietnamese sandwich impresario plans to do Asian barbecue and tacos next.
  7. Openings
    Eddie Huang Thinks His Baohaus Customers Suck, Plans ‘Abrasive Vibe’Plus, Michael Huynh considers the Allen & Delancey space, and more Twitter drama.
  8. Openings
    A St. Marks Stroll: Pizzanini, Stromboli, Dallas BBQ, and DOB 111What’s new on the boulevard.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Faustina Adds Lunch Service; Chocolate Extravaganza at 92nd Street YPlus: Gandhi opens in Prospect-Lefferts, and Chicca opens in Soho, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  10. Mediavore
    WSJ Cuts Critic; Orange-Juice Prices RisePlus: a Ryan Adams–themed pizzeria, and new museum restaurants in Paris, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Freebies
    The Michael Huynh Customer Rewards ProgramGet a free Baoguette sandwich if you drink at Bia Garden.
  12. Openings
    Baoguette Hits GramercyMichael Huynh opened another outpost today.
  13. Other Sites
    NBC New York Launches FeastThe latest restaurant blog.
  14. Closings
    Rhong-Tiam Leaves West Village; Michael Huynh Will Open GastropubOperations have moved to Second Avenue.
  15. neighborhood watch
    New Baoguette Now Open Downtown; Russ & Daughters Gets First Danish-SalmonPlus, a new bar is opening in the East Village, (DUB) Pies is closing a storefront, and more in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  16. Openings
    First Look at Mikey’s Burger, the Latest From the ‘Bao’ HuynhHave a look at the diner setting and the burgers.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    Michael Bao Huynh Drives On; Boozy Brunch at MercaditoPlus: Doughnut-muffins in midtown, wine-shop throwdown in Red Hook, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  18. Slideshow
    A First Look at Michael Huynh’s OBAO and Its FoodA look at the new pan-Asian restaurant’s space, menu, and dishes.
  19. Empire Building
    Michael Huynh Will Open Four Restaurants in Four WeeksHow does he do it?
  20. Mediavore
    Obama Visits Craftsteak; Free Matches Still PopularPlus: The FDA comes down on food labels, and New York gets a soda tax, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Empire Building
    Rush Hour Swallowed Up in the Maw of Michael HuynhA late-night standby will be revamped to become an Asian burger joint.
  22. Mediavore
    Michael Huynh’s Expansion Plans; Price Gouging at BodegasPlus: Todd English wars with his ex-fiancée, and NYC wants to keep Tavern on the Green, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Huynh and Ong Collaborate; Chilean Sandwiches Coming to MidtownPlus: Carnival opens on October 10, and Gael Greene remembers Chanterelle circa ‘79, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  24. The Other Critics
    Ryan Sutton Finds ‘Gustatory Bliss’ at the Standard; OceanaPlus: Jay Cheshes on Prime Meats, and Robert Sietsema, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  25. Openings
    Bia Garden Opens This WeekAn update on Michael Huynh’s Vietnamese beer garden.
  26. Openings
    A First Look at Michael Huynh’s Bia Garden, Opening SoonPreview the menu and take a slideshow tour of Michael “Bao” Huynh’s new beer garden.
  27. Empire Building
    Michael Huynh Is Everywhere!He’s coming to the old Klatch space, and randomly appearing on fish-sauce bottles.
  28. Community Boards
    Huynh and Hartman Get Board’s BlessingPlus, more from last night’s Community Board 3 licensing meeting.
  29. What to Eat
    Michael Bao Soft-serves at BaoguetteYes, the pandan flavor is “a fine, silky number.”
  30. Openings
    What to Eat at Baoguette and Pho Sure (Bull’s Penis, for Starters)A look at the rest of the menu, blood pudding and all.
  31. In the Magazine
    L’artusi Disappoints Platt; Defonte Moves to ManhattanAlso in this week’s magazine: Michael “Bao” Huynh’s recipe for daikon rice cakes.
  32. Chef Shuffle
    Is ‘Bad Boy’ Bao Violating Copyright Law?Michael Huynh’s new partners are optimistic; his old ones, however, aren’t so sure about the name BarBao.
  33. Slideshow
    A First Look at BarBao, Bringing Sexy Back to the Upper West Side TonightMichael “Bao” Huynh teams up with the group behind BLT Market and the designer of Allen & Delancey.
  34. NewsFeed
    Rain Closes for Baoification; Hurapan Moves to AsianaMichael Bao (and possibly an oyster bar) is coming to the Upper West Side.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    The Secret Lounge Under Merkato 55; New Amsterdam Market RepresentsBijou lounge hides beneath Merkato 55, and Le Pain Quotidien mobilizes staff for its big opening in Tribeca, in our daily neighborhood roundup.
  36. NewsFeed
    Bun Goes Back Into Trial-Run Mode, Adds 24/7 Menu ItemsBun has presumptuously awarded itself four stars (!!!!). Obviously it’s time to check in on the little restaurant that could’s Sisyphean endeavor to never, ever close.
  37. NewsFeed
    Bun Gets Eaten Out of 24/7 Business (Till Next Week)The Vietnamese restaurant was supposed to start its 24/7 schedule today, but a free-food promotion ran it ragged.
  38. NewsFeed
    Michael ‘Bun’ Hunyh Signs On As Chef at RainMichael Hunyh may have found a restaurant home he can stay in, according to Gael Greene.
  39. NewsFeed
    Bun Goes 24/7, Gives Away Free Late-Night DinnersForget gratis falafels and complimentary scoops of fro-yo— Bun is unleashing a free-for-all that is so friggin’ generous it may well put them out of business.
  40. Mediavore
    Manipulated Milk Prices?; Americans Still Throwing Food AwayPlus: Mesa Grill’s role in a forthcoming mystery novel, what Michael Huynh is up to, where Kid Rock eats barbecue, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  41. NewsFeed
    ‘Bun’ Huynh Coming to the UWS?According to Gael Greene’s Website, Michael Huynh may be doing a restaurant on the Upper West Side.
  42. Mediavore
    EPA Joins Mercury Craze; A ‘Seinfeld’–Inspired Food StudyThe Environmental Protection Agency is beginning to examine the mercury levels in the twenty most commonly eaten fish in the New York City region. [NYT] Top Chef seductress/hostess Padma Lakshmi is moving into a full-floor loft in Alphabet City. [The Real Estate/NYO] The holy triumvirate of burgers, fries, and milk shakes continues to dominate the nation’s culinary imagination. [NRN]
  43. NewsFeed
    Huynh Still In at Bun, But Reluctantly SoYesterday Bret Thorn seemingly debunked Gael Greene’s assertion that Michael Huynh left Bun because he wasn’t getting along with his partners and was opening a noodle shop near his other joint Mai House. Thorn had it from the restaurant that Huynh was merely on vacation. Bun’s publicist, Sam Firer, e-mailed something to that effect: “Michael just came back from Vietnam last night and he’s a wee bit surprised to find out he’s left two of his restaurants. He hasn’t. Just a malicious rumor.” However now the Insatiable Critic, who started all of this in the first place, hears from Huynh that although he considered leaving the restaurant, he decided he didn’t want to lose his investment.
  44. Mediavore
    Michael ‘Bao’ Huynh Out at Bun; A Le Cirque DocumentaryMichael “Bao” Huynh has left his post at Bun, saying he couldn’t get along with his partner. Next up: a new noodle shop in Tribeca. [Insatiable Critic] Burgerphilia: a new term about burger obsessives we won’t be using. [Time] Related: Daniel Boulud’s Downtown Burger Place Finally Signs the Lease A Table in Heaven, a documentary that looks at Le Cirque’s move from the Palace Hotel to the Bloomberg building, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and promises to show Sirio Maccioni’s tendency to exceed the restaurant’s 2 percent cap on free meals. [NYDN]
  45. NewsFeed
    Bao 111 Seeks New Owner, New Space East Village favorite and the launching point of Michael “Bao” Huynh’s mini-empire, Bao 111, is on the market. We noticed an item in Community Board 3’s minutes indicating that French–Caribbean joint Japy has been cleared to receive Bao 111’s liquor license pending certain provisions and State Liquor Authority approval, but a call to the restaurant reveals it hasn’t been sold. Yet. Owner Chris Johnson told us he’s looking for someone who has the cash to buy him out (he’s hunting for a bigger spot, perhaps in a different neighborhood), but, in the meantime, Bao 111 remains open Wednesday through Sunday. Which is good news, pho sho.
  46. NewsFeed
    Bun Asks the Age-Old Question: ‘Who Let the Dogs Out?’ The trend Frank Bruni got hip to a year ago — restaurants piping in obnoxious music — seems only to have gotten worse. We were willing to let it go when recently opened Jamaican bar/restaurant Red Stripe subjected us to reggae interpretations of Madonna and Prince (they were not without their charm, and people do dance to it), but this weekend Michael Huynh’s mostly empty Vietnamese joint Bun hit a low note by blasting a techno remix of “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Really, Bun? Really? Foie gras and Baha Men?
  47. Back of the House
    Gael Reports on Spring Rolls and Marital Strife at BunNobody can put together food and matters of the heart like Gael Greene, and the Insatiable One really brings it in her blog today with a tale of love and dumplings. Michael Huynh just opened Bun with his new wife, and Greene was on hand to witness the marital strife between the two: “The bride, Thao Nguyen,” writes Greene, “stands at the counter in another world, seemingly wrapped in serenity, her hair tightly bound, eyes black with mascara, as she fashions classic spring rolls in fragile paper, two by two, for waiters — both freshly hatched and speedy veterans — to carry away. ‘He doesn’t like my food,’ she whispers. ‘He criticizes my food.’” A bad omen! Greene, at least, likes the food there. A lot. But it’s the threatening clouds looming over the Huynh union that you’ll remember after reading this. Anyway, they say the first six months are the hardest. Is it Soup or Soap Opera at Bun? [Insatiable Critic]
  48. Mediavore
    ‘Times’ Discovers Molecular Gastronomy; Invite Yourself toCooking as chemistry has never had more meaning with the use of “hydrocolloid gums — obscure starches and proteins usually relegated to the lower reaches of ingredient labels on products like Twinkies … helping Mr. Dufresne make eye-opening (and critically acclaimed) creations like fried mayonnaise and a foie gras that can be tied into a knot.” [NYT] Marco Pierre White claims he never reads reviews, and Thomas Keller knows blogs are out there but doesn’t read them. [Epicurious] These tips for dining in high-end restaurants insist that while some may consider it crude to ask the price of a special, even the owner of Aquavit believes “it’s tacky if the waiter does not volunteer the information without having to ask.” [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  49. Openings
    Michael Bao Huynh’s Vietnamese to be Taken to the Next LevelGood news for Bao 111 fans: Chef Michael Bao Huynh is opening Mai House, a much bigger, more ambitious restaurant, backed by the Myriad Restaurants Group (Nobu, Tribeca Grill, et al). He’ll be cooking straight-up Vietnamese food, but whatever it lacks in fusion flash, we’re betting will be made up for by the guy’s way with flavor. And the 4,500-square-foot, 120-seat space sounds like it’ll be lovely, with “hand-carved wood fixtures from Vietnam, crushed sunflower-seed walls, Zebrawood banquettes, a mother-of-pearl and bamboo butcher-block bar and Vietnamese lotus flower light fixtures,” according to the Myriad Group. It should open at the end of the month. 186 Franklin St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-431-0606.