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late night banh mi shop

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by schwaiguy, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. schwaiguy

    schwaiguy Low-Roller

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    Hi, everyone,

    I'm making it into town late. Is there a good 24-hour banh mi shop on Spring Mountain Road?

    Thanks,

    Schwaiguy
     
  2. Sam D

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    Lee's Sandwiches on E. Spring Mountain is open 24/7.
     
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    Sorry for thread jack, but if anyone finds themselves in NY's Little Italy, there is a great place called Bahn Mi Saigon on Grand St. Toasted Baguette, crunchy veggies, cilantro, several kinds of mystery meat and a pâté of some sorts. Great drunk food.
     
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    The owner of the best banh mi shop I ever visited in my life, in Albuquerque, warned me away from Lee's saying they were all MSG. I found her banh mis far superior to Dakau.

    I should actually come in the next day. but I fully planned the trip, starting with Milos the next day.

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    I'll have to check this out. New York has a frustrating tendency to call any vaguely-Asian sandwich a "banh mi" (although Big D's referring to their sandwiches as "grinders" is equally as inauthentic... we're not in New England!), but this sounds pretty interesting.
     
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    Hue Thai is very good, but not open 24/7. I think they close around 11. Pho Kim Long has very good Vietnamese, and is open until 3am, but bahn mi is not their specialty. I can't remember if they have it on the menu. If you want a good, warm, American style sandwich, then go to the Earl of Sandwich in Planet Hollywood Casino.
     
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    Atom,

    Pho Kim Long is the one I was looking for. Thanks. Earl of Sandwich is a good thought, too. I'm coming into the luxor.

    I've been thinking about South Point's T-Bone special, but it might be too big for a late night snack. I like to sit in Coronado Cafe after the nightclubs and rehydrate with iced tea.

    I might even just go to the Spring Mountain Wal Mart McDonalds. I need to call and see the late-night special--a few $1 Big Macs would do after the drive.

    schwaiguy
     
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    6 nuggets, fries, and a drink for $2.99. I guess I'll go for Pho Kim Long or Earl of Sandwich.
     
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    I caught Pho Kim's menu online. No Banh Mi, but half a duck and some pho should cover us well.
     
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    Great! Glad I could help. Pho Kim Long should not disappoint. Head to Hue Thai to satisfy your Bahn Mi craving at lunch time on another day.
     
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    Atom,

    You may have directed me to Hue Thai before. That's where I was planning on going until I saw their hours.

    Depending on the drive and how the S/O feels, I might end up at Lee's. First meal at Milos the next day. Payard, Settebello, Jersey Mike's, Cravin Cajun, Grimaldi's, Beijing Noodle Cafe, and Monta Ramen/Raku are all on the list. Unfortunately, I'm only coming for 3 1/2 days.
     
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    Over the last 2 years, I have tried Lee's sandwiches and Dakao. On my most recent trip, I tried Lee's late at like 2AM. The cold cuts were rubber. Dakao was ok. The ones I get in ABQ are much better. I wanna try Hue Thai.

    schwaiguy
     
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    Lee's has great bread, but crummy fillings. Their banh mi is really weak. I agree Dakao is ok. Hue Thai is the best of the three. Still none are remotely close to Saigon Sandwich in San Francisco. That's where I got hooked and they set the bar incredibly high.
     
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    Did you make it to Cravin Cajun or Beijing Noodle? I haven't been to either yet. What did you think?
     
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    I go to Cravin' Cajun with the $25 Restaurant.com every trip. I can post some pictures. I made friends with one of the kitchen staff. It's just out of this world every time. Although, I am food a-d-d. I skipped settebello this time because I went too many times and overordered when I did go.

    Beijing Noodle house is on the other side of town from the strip. It was good, very solid and great menu variety. There are no noodle shows like it says on yelp. My Asian wife swears by it.

    I would say first on the list go to Monta Ramen, Pho Kim Long, and Cravin Cajun. Pho Kim Long was amazing.
     
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    Here's some pics from my go to banh mi shop in ABQ.
     

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    Here's Pho Kim Long.
     

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    Here are some cravin cajun.

    watch the baskets--they're all fries and little shrimp.
     

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