Sandwich Works for Breakfast

October 22, 2008

I’d been meaning to try Sandwich Works for a while, since I was working just down the street and passed by every morning. One day I found myself ridiculously early and decided to get breakfast.

The menu for lunch looks pretty standard–you can get a regular deli sandwich of multiple varieties, and some hot things like burgers–but the service and the breakfast really shine. The same guy was working both times I breakfasted there, and he’s a really friendly dude. A couple of regulars came in–I always appreciate a place that clearly has regulars–but he was just as cordial with me as with them.

As for the breakfast–tasty. Both times I got bacon, egg & cheese on a croissant. He prepared everything in front of me–none of the Dunkin’ heat n’ slap together–and the croissant was ridiculously tasty. (Have you ever noticed that some croissants are sort of rubbery? These weren’t.) Good bacon, melty cheese, a real fried egg–it’s hard to go wrong.

The menu also includes home fries, omelets, and probably some other stuff that I wasn’t interested in but other people would like.

Review: Quizno’s

October 4, 2008

I feel a little silly reviewing a major national chain, but I also find that a lot of people find and read my chain reviews, so what they hey.

When I was in high school, Quizno’s came out with an ad campaign that included someone retriving one of their subs from a trash can and eating it. That, combined with the fact that apparently our local stores were all insanely Christian (to the effect that they supposedly refused to stop playing Christian rock when customers complained), was enough to make my father proclaim that he would never eat there.

So I still feel like I’m doing something sort of illicit when I go to Quizno’s. Which I do sometimes, because I really love their sandwiches.

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Review: Panera

October 4, 2008

I am a huge fan of Panera. Ever since I discovered the sweet, sweet goodness of their amazing bread while visiting the Berkshires, I was addicted. I assume this means they lace their baked goods with either cocaine or comparable amounts of high fructose corn syrup, but I do not care. Do you hear me? I love it all the same. I heard a rumor that they were owned by the same folks who own Au Bon Pain, and I desperately hoped they would start replacing some ABP locations with Panera. Because, really, there is no comparison.

So imagine my delight when I saw that one would be moving into the Landmark Center in Kenmore Square, conveniently located right on my way to work. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Kookoo Cafe

September 23, 2008

So I’d been walking past Kookoo for a couple of weeks, intrigued by the specials board, but each time I peeked in the line was long and I didn’t want to wait. But today, lured by the twin specials of grilled cheese And spicy tomato soup, I took the plunge. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Ula Cafe

September 6, 2008

(Did I mention that my computer is dead? It is. I’m really hoping to get it fixed Monday. Until then I’ve been forced to steal the Sig Fig’s new laptop, which she understandably doesn’t want me to do all the time.)

We finally went to Ula, after months of saying “Hey, we should go to that cafe with the dumb name.” (What is it with us and poorly-named venues?) Read the rest of this entry »

Review: The New City Feed

August 13, 2008

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or, you know, just not in JP), you know that City Feed took over the old Videosmith on Centre Street, and was supposed to open a new, bigger store in May. Astute observers may note that this is, in fact, August, and that the new store didn’t open til two days ago.


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Open-Faced Awesome

August 7, 2008

We decided to try out a new “recipe” (if sandwiches actually have “recipes”) for tonight’s meal, based on the fact that I bought an enormous eggplant and we wanted to try something a little different. I based the soaking ingredients on Swell Vegan’s recipe for eggplant jerky, minus some of the spices and the marinating time because we were too hungry for that nonsense.

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Review: City Feed

July 23, 2008

I’m really on a roll here, huh? I realized I had a lot of severely overdue reviews, and I’m icing the ankle I severely twisted this morning (the Sig Fig said the only way it could’ve looked worse would be if I’d been carrying my schoolbooks and full cafeteria tray) so what else am I gonna do?

City Feed & Supply is simply the best place in JP to get sandwiches. I would almost say in Boston, but they’re edged out slightly by Darwin’s for bread selection and the fact that Darwin’s serves sandwiches much later.

Like Darwin’s, City Feed sells coffee and a variety of groceries (largely organic), along with the ever popular coolers of snooty beverages. (My favorite.) But the real draw? Amazing sandwiches. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Darwin’s

July 23, 2008

How have I gone this long without reviewing Darwin’s Ltd.? A true travesty, that.

I’ve been going to Darwin’s for six years now, which is a longer relationship than I have with some people. I first discovered the original (Mt. Auburn St.) location during a theater production, which was often the context in which I ate there during college. Since then I’ve had to find excuses, since it’s somewhat out of the way, but the detour is wholly, utterly worth it. I may have mentioned before that I’ve saved up to be able to buy a sandwich from Darwin’s—it’s just that good. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Real Deal

July 16, 2008

So I’ve been wanting to try out the Real Deal ever since it moved in (it seems our fair main street goes through waves–first too many ice cream stores than seem feasible, now too many sandwich shops) and for one reason or another never seemed to get around to it.

One of those reasons is one I want to at least mention: the potentially super offensive naming of their signature sandwiches. Read the rest of this entry »