Saturday, May 29, 2010
pasadena sandwich company
it wasn't long after our arrival in pasadena that i heard about an obscure sandwich shop with random hours and giant sandwiches. every once in a while i would hear about it again (as in this recent review of la's best sandwiches), but never made an attempt to go.
meredith and i finally checked out pasadena sandwich company. as you can see from the wall menu, our choices were somewhat overwhelming. but i had heard that the best value was to go with the option "trust the cook" - a sandwich that is different every time you order it, depending on how the chef is feeling.
as you can see from the image at the top of this post, my sandwich was MASSIVE (today's trust the cook included pastrami, corned beef, turkey, mozzarella, cheddar, onion, tomato, lettuce, maybe some cabbage?, mustard, mayo, and both wheat and white bread). but unlike some food that is big for big's sake, and lacks flavor, this was a tasty treat.
meredith got the turkey supreme sandwich and was also quite pleased both with the size and the flavor. we tried the pasta salad which was also delicious - although totally unnecessary because of the size of our sandwiches. it is a very rare occasion where i go somewhere and am filled with just the sandwich without any sides.
one more time i wonder why we didn't get here sooner. however the more we travel through pasadena's culinary options, we realize just how limitless they are. you could eat out at a different place all year long, and never have to go back to the same place twice.
as usual, all of today's photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.