Banh Mi & Bottles, a Vietnamese street fooder with an attached bottle shop is finishing up its second week open on South Street, and so far, things have been good for owner Tuan Phung. His restaurant is rocking a steady 4.5 stars on Yelp, Philly.com's Michael Klein called B&B's banh mis "life-changing", and Billy Penn's Danya Henninger wrote that the food was "fresh, original and — judging from a preliminary tasting — very good."
Phung styled the restaurant's casual and colorful atmosphere with wall art by local muralist CERA Street Art, exposed brick, and authentic Viet-furnishings. B&B takes up two addresses (712-714 South Street): the left side is mainly made up of a communal table, a semi-open kitchen, and two giant refrigerators packed with over 200 beer varieties available for take-out or drink-in. The right side is more of a dining room and bar area.
The food menu features an assortment of banh mis, noodle soups, and other strictly Vietnamese street snacks. And the bar menu, led by bar manager Phillip Search, has everything from cocktails with fancy ingredients to a small selection of city-wides.
Take the tour here, and see it for yourself in person every day from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m. for now, but it'll eventually stay open till 1 a.m.).