Friday, May 30, 2014

Cutty's in Brookline

For a few months last year, every time I talked to my mom, she asked me if I'd eaten at Cutty's yet. She'd seen the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode, and thought I should run over immediately to try the Roast Beef 1000, which was also featured on Phantom Gourmet,

Roast Beef 1000 - The roast beef was overcooked, which ruins the whole thing. The cheese wasn't melted at all. The roll was tasty, with nice fried onions, and I liked the house made 1000. The roast beef being overcooked really ruins it all though. And my fiance says she's tried it three times and that it's always been overcooked. It just goes to show, sometimes Guy and that Phantom dildo get to eat the most perfect version of things that the rest of us don't.

Special: sauteed broccoli rabe, mozzarella, tomato jam on a sesame torta - The cheese melts nicely when they press it on the toaster; quite a nice sandwich

Ham Pimento with Niman ranch ham, pimento cheese spread, and sweet pickles on a baguette -$7.95 - they asked pressed or room temperature, and I got pressed, which seems to have been the right decision. They're using longer thinner baguettes, which makes them easy to bite three and chew all flavors at once, with a nice crunch, and the toasting melted the pimento cheese a bit. Nice. Couldn't help but think maybe I should've ordered the tomato soup to dip it in.

In conclusion, this is a really nice neighborhood sandwich shop. If you live in around here, you're lucky to have it. It's just not amazing like the TV shows make it seem. I had to disillusion my mother because whenever she comes up from Houston to visit me in Boston next, I'm not spending one of our meals on Cutty's. But, again, it's a nice little place if you don't have crazy expectations. Also I want to try their Sunday only fried chicken sandwiches.

There is a restroom down the hall; just ask.

Cutty's on Urbanspoon