The Banh Mi Boys spin-off on Spadina is closed
Lucky Red lasted barely two months, which has to be some kind of record in the restaurant-folding department. There seemed to be a few issues off the bat, the most fatal of which may have been that the snack shop looked, felt and tasted pretty similar to its sister (or, brother?) restaurant, Banh Mi Boys, which happens to have a location just around the corner, on Queen West. Earlier this month, the fraternal trio behind the restaurant—David, Phil and Peter Chau—announced that Lucky Red would be “closed until further notice,” but would eventually reopen “as a full-service restaurant and bar” after a period of construction. Based on the cacophonous din emanating nightly from Peoples Eatery just down the street, the trendy-snack-bar route certainly seems like the way to go.