It was very difficult to decide what to have. Fortunately I had a dinner companion so that I at least got to try two sandwiches. Unfortunately they keep it dim at night, so these pictures suck.
|Mexican Meatball Sub - $13.50 - "Cilantro infused Mexican meatball sandwich with a chipotle and jalapeno au jus, pepper jack cheese, red onions, lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted baguette. Served with an aguas fresca salad."|
Created by: Brian Poe, Executive Chef - Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, Boston
It was awesome. Making Mexican rather than Italian meatballs PLUS Mexican au jus instead of French-style is brilliance. This sandwich is interesting and innovative while at the same time absolutely delicious. The lowest- and highest browed-palettes can all agree that this sandwich rules.
|And the aguas fresca salad was also yummy. I kept trying to figure out what this taste in it was. It was causing me some nostalgia from my college years, but I never did realize what it was. Clearly, I need to return for further research.|
|The SDLT - $12.50 - "A spice rubbed, smoked duck breast sandwich served on caraway rye bread with lettuce, tomato and onion. Topped with a caper-mayo and sided with homemade potato salad or cole slaw."|
Created by: Geoff Gardner, Chef/Owner - Sel De La Terre, Boston
|Ohhh, would ya' look at all that duck?|
Oh it's so hard being a foodie sometimes. I want to go back to Parish Cafe, but I have to try all the other wonderful sandwiches, though I wish I could have both of these again too. Please go eat them for me. *sniffle*
And they're open every day till 2 AM (full menu till 1AM)!!! Oh my god, the best night would be getting wasted somewhere a little early and then coming here at midnight to eat this food while drunk. Excuse me while I go spend some time with my to do list.
Actually I went back and fulfilled my dream.
|The Lumière (Created by: Michael Leviton, Chef/Owner – Lumière in Newton) - Thickly sliced slow-roasted pork butt on a seeded bun with a lime and green curry tartar sauce. Served with an ocean papaya salad topped with peppered peanuts ($12.25)|
Drunk as I was, I apparently didn't take notes. I'm pretty sure it was all tasty. The bigger point is, you can be pretty safe throwing a dart at the menu here.
The Campbell: They toasted and hollowed the baguette like a banh mi (though it's still a French baguette and not a softer banh mi loaf). There are some good flavors, though they skimped on the cilantro. Overall tasty but not one of the best here.