Banh Mi Ripoff Coming To Costa Mesa This Saturday
Decent? Yes. Worth $6.50? Not the chance of a snowflake in a blast furnace.
Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly
I've been inundated with notifications from both PR folks and astute readers of SAFII that the Nom Nom Truck will be at the SoCo farmers' market (3315 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, December 11, and I have but one question:
Why on Earth would you pay $6.50 (the current going rate at Nom Nom) for a đặc biệt sandwich you could buy at higher quality for $2.50 just five minutes away at Bánh Mì Chè Cali (nearest location: 15551 Brookhurst, Westminster)? If you buy two sandwiches at Cali, you get the third free. That's right: it's better, and you can have three for less money that it would take to buy one at the media-savvy truck.
Do go to the SoCo farmers' market, though. Not for the overpriced bánh mì, but for a cup of damn good coffee from Portola Coffee, a bolani (stuffed flatbread--try the pumpkin) from the Afghan tent next door, some excellent baguette, and some produce from the local vendors.
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