So the last time I made it over to Dirty Apron was in May and I was long overdue to try the rest of their menu. The memory of the amazing albacore tuna panini with the surprising and delightful pickled cabbage crunch is still something that I remember well because of the unlikely combination. Anyway, the reason why I don't really go to places like Dirty Apron and Meat & Bread that often is because I'm not a huge sandwich person. I really like my plain old tuna salad on multigrain and I can get it across the street from my office. Sandwiches that are made with fancy crusty breads are kind of hard to eat in my opinion. Oh, and another big part of the "meh" attitude towards sandwiches, is the fact that I don't really like bread. Well I like it okay but I don't crave bread and I really don't care for the dinner bread baskets. I do however, love rice and potatoes so there is no need to act appalled yet. :-P
I happened to have my real camera on hand that day so I whipped it out to take a bunch of pictures of the interior. It's like a neighborhood deli with delicious food set out to entice your senses.
It's just a smallish counter area to order and oggle at the sweets and savouries.
Fancy salts, olive oils, balsamic vinegars and general fancy foodstuffs. Although, my coworker that I went to lunch with told me proudly that he had most of the stuff in the store. He claims he is into cooking but until I see some proof of that I will continue to be doubtful :-)
Oh my, I seemed to have forgotten what I ordered. That's not good for someone who is blogging about food... Oops. Anyway ,it was a baguette sandwich with a base of roast chicken with shaved parmesan reggiano, sundried tomatoes (or as I like to call them, nuggets of sunshine), watercress and anchovies. I think they spread most of their sandwiches with a lemony, mustardy mayonnaise and I really like it. This sandwich also had a little swipe of the mayonnaise. The anchovies are optional and I got them just to try. If it had been spread on lightly, it would have added a neat dimension to the taste but alas, it was pieces randomly placed in the sandwich so I got some really salty bites of mainly anchovy. I ended up taking them out.
This sandwich is about a foot long and my jaw definitely got tired from all the baguette chewing (see I'm not too crazy about bread).
My friend ordered the pulled pork and he said it reminded him of Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches... I think it was the cilantro and the carrots. I think he liked the sandwich alright though.
Sweets to tempt us. See the poached peach tart sitting in the case? Mmm... I wish I had room for dessert. Although, I think if my friend had gotten some, I would have gotten a pastry too, super full or not.
I'll be back for more soon!