Moto Pho Co.’s banh mi features vegetables pickled in house, chicken liver, pork paté, and mayonnaise on a French baguette. Photo: Elli Williams

Vietnamese please: Can Charlottesville produce a decent banh mi?

The only thing that could make the banh mi sandwich better is if there were some obscure, obnoxious way to pronounce it. Then all the people who call pho “fuh” could lord their culinary superiority over everyone else in yet another way. “It’s not a ‘bon-me,’” they’d say. “It’s a ‘boon-mh.’” I take that back. […]