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An Ode to the Cali Sandwich Lady

2 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 Sandwiches

21 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...

Jinya Ramen Heights Opens, Mendocino Farms Uptown Next Week

24 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Jinya Ramen Bar, 449 W.19th, opened at the Heights Waterworks September 17. This makes the seventh Houston location for the upscale ramen restaurant. It's sleek and sexy and increasingly popular among noodle lovers. The broth is the star at JINYA and is slow-simmered for more than ten hours with either...

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

2 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

10 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...

Rejoice, Midtown Banh Mi Favorite Cali Sandwich Reopens Monday

2 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'

4 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...

Houston's Best Sandwiches: Grilled Chicken Bánh Mì at Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grill

4 months ago by Jeff Balke
The wonderful Grilled Chicken Bánh Mì at Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grill is a combination of great flavors with a killer atmosphere. We are in search of Houston's best sandwiches because we love sandwiches and we love Houston!

Openings & Closings: Hello Hawaiian Poke Company, Cali Is Moving

3 years ago by Cuc Lam
Local food and drink blogger and fellow Houston Press contributor, Jamie Alvear, previewed a new poke spot in her neck of the woods in Spring. Hawaiian Poke Company opened March 27 at 4334 FM 2920, suite 100, inside Howie’s Tiki Bar. The grand opening between March 23 and 25 included...

Banh Mi Hub Cali Sandwich Will Close Wednesday and Move to a New Location

3 years ago by Gwendolyn Knapp
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...

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