Norristown's newest ethnic delicacy is a French-Vietnamese fusion of deliciousness. Just ask Chef Christopher Nguyen.
New restaurants are popping up in Norristown pretty regularly these days and Patch's latest favorite is the Banh Mi Bar & Bistro on West Main Street, just around the corner from the Montgomery County Courthouse. I've been dreaming about those warm baguettes filled with marinated pork and ham and pickled vegetables ever since the place opened it's doors last month, but every time I try and tell someone about it I get the same question – "What the heck is a banh mi?" Well I can tell you how awesome it tastes, but I'll let Banh Mi Bar & Bistro chef Christopher Nguyen explain the hard stuff. See the video above for a quick primer on Franco-Vietnamese cuisine. --- Related Story New Restaurant Opening This Week
The Banh Mi Bar & Bistro will be up and running for a soft opening on Thursday and then open officially on Friday.
Another new eatery opens in Norristown this week! The Banh Mi Bar & Bistro at 31 West Main Street (near the corner of Main and Cherry streets) will open this Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a soft opening. Friday, the restaurant will be open for its regular schedule – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 4 to 9 p.m. for dinner. Residents have been passing by the location for weeks now, wondering when the new eatery would open its doors. The owners announced they have passed all their inspections and are ready for the big show. If you're not familiar with banh mis, they're the Vietnamese answer to the hoagie and they're great. You can get a look at their full menu on their Facebook page. Even better, they're a BYOB!