Friday, January 18, 2013

Open Face Review


Mac D and I had lunch today at Open Face Sandwich Eatery in the South Wedge.  It was the best sandwich I have ever had.  Seriously.  First we'll start with Mac D's lunch.  He had the maple turkey sandwich with a beet accompaniment.


Here it is from another angle, because their presentation is AWESOME.  Anyway, this is no ordinary turkey sandwich: it has yam chips, special mustard, and a hearty serving of greens.  Mac D picked the rye bread, which is no store bought rye: it's the thick, hardy, and fresh outer layer of this awesome beast.  And the turkey?  Yeah, it's fresh roasted.


This beautiful creation is the restaurant's namesake, the Open Face. First you pick fresh roasted beef or turkey (I went beef), bread (I went sourdough), a soup of the day (I went Jamaican Curry Turkey), and a side item (I went "simple salad").  Then, they toast the bread, put on the meat, cover it with soup, top it off with a parmesan wafer and french fried onions, and serve it up with your side item.  For under ten bucks.


Here is a top view to give you an idea of the sheer size of this amazing concoction.  It was perfect.  As mentioned above, this sandwich is the best I've ever had.  I don't say that lightly.  Seriously, I'll probably have dreams about that puppy tonight.  The bread was perfectly toasted, the meat tender, and the soup flavorful without being overpowering.  All of these (obviously fresh and high quality) ingredients complimented each other perfectly without losing their individual awesomeness.


Also: everything in the place is simple and vintage classy.  Even the water cups are SWEET, and you know what else is sweet?  The free piece of hard candy they wrap up with your silverware.  I really enjoyed every aspect of the experience from the friendly counter girl to the delightful surroundings to the incredible food.  I give Open Face 5  stars, but only because that's as high as the ranking system goes.  Drop whatever you are doing and go there immediately.

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