I recently had a friend in town from San Francisco, and we did a whirlwind culinary tour of New York during which I introduced her to the glory of Num Pang’s version of banh mi. She enjoyed her sandwich so much, she returned to the West Coast determined to find the local version of it. But after talking to chefs and friends, she found only one decent place, and it wasn’t anywhere near her apartment. That’s why she’s eagerly anticipating the debut this week of Schlomo’s Banh Mi Cushman (yes, you read that correctly). Schlomo will be riding around in a former meter maid cart, Twittering his location. After seeing his “test kitchen” video I think he might be in a bit over his head, but if the sandwiches are good, it sounds like they will sell themselves.