Bye Bye Saigon

After three years in business at 1831 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Little Saigon City has closed shop. Although the mom-and-pop Vietnamese restaurant regrettably included sub-par Chinese food on its menu, the unpretentious, home-cooked buns, phos, spring rolls and desserts were quite good, and very well priced. But as high food costs conspire with a low economy, the restaurant industry becomes more than ever a heartless Darwinian arena where only the fittest survive. And the glut of corporate chain restaurants that have moved into Coral Gables won’t help matters.

A A

This coming summer may well spell the demise of many small-timers (and some big-timers, too, including one downtown that will fold shortly). Like the owners of Little Saigon City, the squeezed proprietors will just have to take it on the pho tai chin.

- Lee Klein


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >