Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A $12 Banh Mi Sandwich?

Posted By on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 4:15 PM

Duckling sandwiches, while delicious, are expensive.
  • Duckling sandwiches, while delicious, are expensive.
I would like to take a moment to laugh out loud at the $12 bánh mi sandwich on the lunch menu at Janos Wilder’s new DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails. And yes, I see that one of the ingredients is roasted Chinese duckling, but have you ever seen a duckling? They are small (and cute) and their inclusion on a sandwich does not justify a $12 price tag, no matter how delicious the baby duck in question might be.

Meanwhile, at the new and unassuming I Luv Pho (2513 N. Campbell Ave.), they sell bánh mi sandwiches (minus duckling, plus tofu) for $3 each, and they are sooooo good. Crusty bread, pickled vegetables, lightly seasoned bean curd. The pho is decent — they just opened early this month and are still fine-tuning things — but that banh mi is out of sight, and priced right.

We also have it on good authority that the bánh mi sandwiches (minus duckling, plus grilled lemongrass pork) at the new 17th Street Grill are damn good and relatively cheap at $4.99 each. More here.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Adam Borowitz

  • Independent Spirit

    Independent Distillery celebrates first year with boutique gin made at downtown distiller
    • Sep 8, 2016
  • More »
Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
Butterfly Magic

Butterfly Magic @ Tucson Botanical Gardens

Through May 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Tucson Friendly & Fearless Death Cafe

Tucson Death Café is a group directed conversation about death and related subjects without agenda or objectives.… More

@ Ward 6 City Council Office First Wednesday of every month, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 6 3202 E. First St.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Tracking the Tricked: Police Join the Fight Against Human Trafficking (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Get Lost in the (Buffalo) Sauce (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 19 Things To Do In Tucson in the Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Song of the Day: Billy Sedlmayr Tackles Primal Scream and 'I Can Change' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation