Regulars made sure to hug Nga Chung today during lunch at perennial banh mi favorite Cali Sandwich, as she informed customers that her Midtown restaurant at 3030 Travis is closing Wednesday, March 29. Thankfully, not for good, but maybe for about a month, as Cali makes the move into the former Crave Sushi space — directly across the street from its current location — by the end of April.
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Chungs's son and Cali co-owner Andrew Dinh tells the Houston Press that his mother jumped at the chance to take over Crave at 2900 Travis when she learned of the sushi restaurant's closure, which the Houston Press first reported at the end of February. The duo had been dealing with what sounds like a major ongoing rent hike at 2020 Travis.
"The landlord has been giving us a really hard time," Dinh says. "We work too hard for all that."
The restaurant plans to remodel the kitchen at the new spot and revamp the interior. Expect the same menu, but perhaps also the addition of beer and wine. Dinh has already had a large "Coming Soon" banner made, so do keep an eye out for that in the next week.
Catch Cali Sandwich Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.