Dating has historically been difficult for sandwiches, whose hard, crunchy shell often hides their soft, complex interior from potential suitors. Get to know these forlorn foodstacks with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of Vietnamese sandwiches and sides at Bite Mi on Guadalupe.
Fresh fixings flourish at Bite Mi, where home-brewed tea and a simple spread of ingredient-rich sandwiches put rumbling stomachs to rest. After perusing the menu, sink anxious teeth into the stir-fried beef, topped with cilantro stalks and stuffed into a buttery, crunchy baguette suitcase ($3.50). The eatery's chefs concoct a variety of combination plates for diversified palate-portfolios, including the Hotti3 combo, which incorporates fresh-brewed tea, soup, and choice of sandwich ($7), or the Pick3 combo, a ragtag trio of sandwich, side, and soda ($5). Those whose stomachs can expand like a cartoon character nursing a bike pump can double their sandwich's meat or tofu for $1 or add egg for $0.50. Round out the meal by flooding landlocked bites with a steady flow of thai iced tea ($2.25), iced coffee ($3), or fresh coconut juice ($2.50).
- this is a lot of Vietnamese sandwich for $3.70, anchored by sweet barbecued pork slices and prettied up with green onion, shredded carrots and cilantro folded between slices of crackly French baguette. – Mike Sutter, Statesman
- All in all, the sandwich was a nice find on the Drag. It was priced well for what you were given, and was definitely tasty. – Shannon O., 10/30/09, Yelp