Yes, putting a fried egg, bacon, ham, and cheese between two halves of a cinnamon roll is crazy…but you know what else? It’s awesome.
Jsix’s new lunch menu has been simplified with more sandwiches and salads, but that doesn’t mean they’ve skimped on quality or creativity. Take the BLT for example. Instead of the basic bacon, lettuce, and tomato, it’s made with pork belly, heirloom tomatoes, and plenty of burrata.
Everybody needs a few “go-to” places. They’re the restaurants you turn to when you’re craving something specific, or are in an area of town where you’ve never found another place that more consistently satisfies. In Coronado, for me, that place is Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge.
If you can finish the Turkey Day sandwich from BFD in one sitting, I salute you. The “Thanksgiving on a roll” sandwich is stacked with smoked turkey, cranberry relish, candied bacon stuffing, and a drizzle of gravy (all made in-house).
At Porto’s in Los Angeles, the potato balls are a must-munch item that need only a squirt of hot sauce to rocket them into the realm of perfection, but for $4.85, you can sample them in sandwich form, smushed between Cuban bread.
When a sandwich shop has maintained a loyal following for nearly 50 years, you know the goods will be great, and the meatball sub at Poma’s, OB’s go-to Italian sandwich shop since 1965, proved to be no exception.
The newest sandwich shop in Pacific Beach serves extra-wide heros stuffed with everything from hotdogs and hamburgers to french fries and chili. I went with the “Fat Jerry”, with Philly cheesesteak, french fries, bacon, a fried egg, chicken fingers, and mozzarella sticks.
She ain’t pretty, but the falafel wrap at Vanoos Grillette in Pacific Beach is my new favorite permutation of the genre.
This meaty ‘which, with deep-fried meatballs smothered in provolone cheese and marinara, is easily one of the stars of Craft & Commerce’s new lunch menu.
There’s plenty to eat at the San Diego Public Market in Barrio Logan, from baked goods to tamales, but my current favorite is Supernatural Sandwiches, a food stand specializing in “sea to sandwich” fare.