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An Ode to the Cali Sandwich Lady

3 years ago by Jeff Balke
I honestly don't even know her name, but anyone who frequents the midtown Vietnamese joint, now inside the old Crave Sushi spot on Travis Street, knows who I mean. She is always behind the counter, taking orders and barking them back to her staff. She is the beating heart of...

Cali Sandwich

Cali defines Vietnamese hole-in-the-wall, from the no-nonsense older woman who mans the counter to the no-frills (though sunny and relatively clean) dining room. Lunch crowds mob the place for...
Sandwiches, Vietnamese

This Week in Houston Food Events: New To-Go Specials and a Wine and Chocolate Zoom

9 months ago by Brooke Viggiano
Though social distancing is in effect, restaurants have reduced seating and bars are closed for in-house services, the ever-strong Houston food community continues to truck on. This week, you can support local restaurants by carrying out or making reservations for dine-in service, raise money for a good cause during Houston...

Cali Sandwiches

23 years ago by Margaret L.Briggs
"Was everything all right?" David Ngo inquired anxiously on my first visit to Cali Sandwich. "Be honest, now." He dropped his voice to a whisper and leaned over the cash register. "I know my father talked you into that sugar cane drink. If you didn't like it, you don't have...

Houston's Best Sandwiches: Barbecue Pork Bánh Mì at Cali Sandwich

3 years ago by Jeff Balke
We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston! In February, I wrote an ode to the lady at Cali Sandwich. Today, I offer praise to the very sandwich I mentioned in that story (and the one that started the ball rolling on...

$7 at Cali Sandwich

12 years ago by Blake Whitaker
Where: Cali Sandwich What $7 gets you: Delicious Vietnamese sandwiches, and then some. For seven bucks, you can purchase some greasy burger-joint fare, which is similar to methadone in its ability to induce sickly listlessness and regret. Or, if you're near Midtown, you can pick up what Cali Sandwich markets...

Songs to Make The Clothes Melt Off This Valentine's Day

1 year ago by Kate McLean
Tick-tock-tick-tock—Makin’ Love With The Houston Press is hungry once again to deliver more unconventional Valentine’s Day music recommendations. Expect this lineup to melt the clothes right off your bodies wherever you may be; the kitchen, the parking lot, let’s hope not a parent/teacher conference… but I guess depending on the...

Best Of Houston® 2020: Best Pizza - Deep Dish

1 year ago by Houston Press
Best Deep Dish Pizza: Chicago Italian Beef & Pizza Regional food pride has a way of weaving itself into a city's identity. The not-so-friendly competition that exists between the various barbecue regions of the South and Southwest makes for some heated debates. Tex-Mex vs. Cali-Mex mirrors the cultural hostilities between...

Rejoice, Midtown Banh Mi Favorite Cali Sandwich Reopens Monday

4 years ago by Gwendolyn Knapp
After closing up shop for a little over six weeks ago, beloved banh mi hub Cali Sandwich has finally made its move across the street into the former Crave Sushi space, 2900 Travis, and reopens  Monday, May 22, at 11 a.m. Andrew Dinh, who runs the restaurant with his mother...

The Endless Summer of Cayucas, Cali's Brothers of the 'Blue Lagoon'

6 years ago by Alyssa Dupree
Led by Zach Yudin, Cayucas is a solo project turned band named after a small, coastal town in California, which might explain why Yudin has been so successful at crafting a shimmering surf-pop sound that feels like the perfect soundtrack for a last minute drive to the beach. On his...

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