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Banh Mi Hero

by Gary Guss » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:40 am

Banh Mi Hero
2245 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Has Facebook page, opens later in December..
Looks interesting..
Thats address where Oisho Sushi was
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Re: Looks like sonething new is coming

by Robin Garr » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:23 am

Woo! Good catch!
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Re: Looks like sonething new is coming

by Ken B » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:08 pm

Yes!
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Steve Shade » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:00 pm

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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Dan Thomas » Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:54 pm

I have the inside scoop on this but was at least waiting until they get open to share more. I will say that I have seen the opening menu and it looks interesting and fairly priced. I also know the person that is opening the place. That being said, I anticipate more than a few opening miscues, for them. I really hope not, as I want this to work out for them, but there may be mistakes made on the level of the failed Ed Lee Potstickers place. That's why I was going to see how things were going to pan out for them before I gave out any more details. :wink:
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by David R. Pierce » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:04 pm

Dan Thomas wrote:I have the inside scoop on this but was at least waiting until they get open to share more. I will say that I have seen the opening menu and it looks interesting and fairly priced. I also know the person that is opening the place. That being said, I anticipate more than a few opening miscues, for them. I really hope not, as I want this to work out for them, but there may be mistakes made on the level of the failed Ed Lee Potstickers place. That's why I was going to see how things were going to pan out for them before I gave out any more details. :wink:

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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Robin Garr » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:25 pm

David R. Pierce wrote:Your comments seem odd to me Chef.

I thought so, too. Almost worse than saying nothing, which is actually probably the best move if you don't want to say something. 8)

You doing okay, Chef Dan?
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Adriel Gray » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Dan Thomas wrote:I anticipate more than a few opening miscues, for them. I really hope not, as I want this to work out for them, but there may be mistakes made on the level of the failed Ed Lee Potstickers place.


Ouch, Snap, and Damn. :cry:
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Dan Thomas » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:37 pm

After reading my response sans several adult beverages, it does seem rather cryptic.
Banh Mi Hero is the brainchild of Lee Tran, who is the son of Annie of Annie's Cafe.
During my frequent lunch visits to Annie's, Lee has been picking my brain a little about operations and such and I have tried to offer suggestions along the way that might help him "streamline" things so to speak.
I will offer this so it might help to explain my earlier post a little better, and keep in mind that this is just MHO. Even though Lee is a very hard working and ambitious young man with some restaurant experience; I'm not entirely convinced that he is ready to run a stand alone place on his own quite yet..Even though it may seem that I'm a naysayer, I'm just playing the role of devil's advocate. I sincerely hope that he proves me wrong and I look forward to trying it out very soon. :D
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by James Natsis » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:58 pm

I've been a regular at Annie's for years and was there this afternoon. Lee Jr. is a wonderful, and consistent host who has shown me that he has qualities beyond his 20 years, I think it is an awesome endeavor for such a young entrepreneur. The concept is innovative for our city and I hope to see a few more Banh Mi Heros in the future. Lets' praise and support this effort.
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Trisha W » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:38 pm

We had lunch there today. The sandwiches were GREAT. The place is small, and it was packed today.

We had both the Saigon Hero and the Hanoi Hero. The Saigon is more of what I think of with a traditional Banh Mi. The pickled carrot and daikon were excellent, and made in house. The pate was fantastic (and also homemade) on the sandwiches.

Yes, the owner IS young. He is also personable with a family that has restaurant experience that will guide him. His mother was there today with him. Will he have issues? I have no doubt since it is his first restaurant. Any new venture is rocky, but he has a background that will help with that.

I'd like to see the place do well. We'll definitely go back!
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by RonnieD » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:28 am

Dan Thomas wrote: Even though Lee is a very hard working and ambitious young man with some restaurant experience; I'm not entirely convinced that he is ready to run a stand alone place on his own quite yet..Even though it may seem that I'm a naysayer, I'm just playing the role of devil's advocate. I sincerely hope that he proves me wrong and I look forward to trying it out very soon. :D



Dan, where were you when I opened my first restaurant 15 years ago? Could have saved me a lot of headaches! :D
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Re: Looks like something new is coming

by Dan Thomas » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:30 pm

RonnieD wrote:
Dan Thomas wrote: Even though Lee is a very hard working and ambitious young man with some restaurant experience; I'm not entirely convinced that he is ready to run a stand alone place on his own quite yet..Even though it may seem that I'm a naysayer, I'm just playing the role of devil's advocate. I sincerely hope that he proves me wrong and I look forward to trying it out very soon. :D



Dan, where were you when I opened my first restaurant 15 years ago? Could have saved me a lot of headaches! :D


15 years ago I was still working on learning from my own mistakes as well.
Stopped BMH by for sammich for lunch. I had the Hanoi Hero. While the fillings were great(particularly the pate' schmear), I prefer a more crusty bread. Lee told me is still looking for an affordable bread option that will deliver there fresh daily. Good Eatin on my first go around :D
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Re: Banh Mi Hero

by Ken B » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:21 am

I thought it was pretty good on my first try, not the best Banh Mi I've ever had, but as good or better than most I've had in Louisville or its immediate environs. My coworker and I split a Lee's and a Saigon. Curious about their tacos, will check back in on those soon. Glad to hear they're looking for better bread, that was one thing I thought they could improve upon.
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Re: Banh Mi Hero

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:18 am

Nam Nam Cafe has the best banh mi bread I've had yet in town. Nice and crusty. The ones I've had elsewhere, including the two food trucks that serve them, were just on a standard hoagie roll and definitely a disappointment, bread-wise.
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