I am revisiting the lovely if icy-cold Twin Cities in mid January and want to get suggestions on the best bahn mi places. Last time I was here, I ate lots of Cambodian, Hmong, and Laotian food to my heart's delight and wanted to get my fill of bahn mi. (Sadly, all these types of food are under or completely not represented in NYC where I currently live.) I could go on and on about how much cheaper and better the Vietnamese food in MSP is, but most New Yorkers think that they have the best of EVERY kind of food under the sun.
So I am definitely getting my heaven chicken wing fix at Lao Thai, but where else should I go? Been to Cafe Latte - was good but not earth-shattering. I remember a pretty fantastic Cambodian place, but not the name of it, sadly - the owners are actually Cambodian-Chinese. Plus I definitely want to eat lots of bahn mi. And I'd love to make the trip a doubly good one by eating some frozen custard/ice cream in wintertime. I'm staying near the City Center Shopping Center so I'd love a good recommendation near there too.
I have a few short days - please help me make my journey a delicious one!
PS - If anyone can help me remember what jazz club/restaurant has a really good if pricey ice wine, I will be very grateful.
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