Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The 'Wich on Sycamore

Popular as a take out, we may 
have waited too long (our bad).

      Lunchtime during a photo shoot can be challenging.  Finding quality food that's fast and easily available doubles the trouble.  When Bob gave us the options, I wanted to go with The 'Wich on Sycamore for two reasons.  I hadn't been there and we haven't blogged about it.  

      The choices were abundant, from soup and salads to specially crafted sandwiches.  The four of us decided on four different sandwiches, all of which came with one of 10 side items.  The orders were placed and Jay was on his way to pick
them up.  We were about a seven minute drive each way from the downtown location.  That, along with our self-imposed 15-20 minute delay after Jay returned, was probably not the best decision for optimum quality expectations.  OK, let's face it…we really set this up for a lackluster review.  So, to be fair, we'll leave those opinions to ourselves.  However, there were enough other qualities that we can discuss with objectivity.

Veggie Bella with Eggplant
      First of all, three of the four sandwiches were labeled wrong.  A little confusing, but not a big deal.  Bob was pleased with his properly coded Veggie Bella that he ordered with eggplant.  It had an abundance of roasted veggies spread with pesto aioli on a toasted multigrain baguette.   Jay chose 
Chicken Barbecue
the Chicken Barbecue that I got to sample.  It was fairly simple with a dijon mustard base topped with pepper jack cheese for a little kick.  

New England Roasted Beef
Louis instantly decided on the New England Roasted Beef that I was steering toward also.  Unfortunately, he got a bad cut of the beef and about half of it was so fatty (see the picture) that it was inedible.  As for the other half, Louis felt it was excellent.  

Chipotle Meatloaf
I went for the Chipotle Meatloaf combined with a sliced egg, roasted poblano chilies, and avocado.  It was a little spicy for my taste, but I'm confident most people would be content and find the unlikely combination quite satisfying.  The sides we chose were Pecan Cranberry Slaw, creamy and punctuated with the tart cranberries, and the Black Bean & Corn Salad that was a great pairing for my meatloaf sandwich.

        The next time around, I'll definitely plan for a dine-in experience.  It's a menu made to please everyone, even if you insist on building your own 'wich creation.

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